This new guide launched by Movers.com focuses on simple steps individuals can take to make the moving process smoother, ensure that their belongings are safe, and properly budget for all the related expenses.
More information about moving out-of-state, cost factors, and making a moving inventory can be found at https://www.movers.com/moving-guides/how-to-make-a-moving-inventory-in-6-steps.html
While hiring a professional moving company is the most common way to ensure that belongings are transported properly, this recently published guide suggests several steps families can take for added security, such as making a moving inventory. This inventory should include a full list of important items being relocated, as well as their condition, market value, and model number.
In case of an accident, this moving inventory can be presented to a client’s insurance company to simplify the claims process for reimbursement. However, the expert does note that while some insurance companies will offer replacement value for lost or damaged items, most insurance policies are likely to pay out the Actual Cash Value (ACV), which is the cost of the original item, minus any depreciation.
The guide includes several steps that can be taken to ensure that a moving inventory is complete, such as taking pictures of valuable items, and labeling which rooms they came from. It also suggests that clients may want to create a digital backup of their list, double-check items on the list as they are removed from the apartment, and check them again as they are placed in the new apartment.
To help clients calculate the cost of an upcoming move, Movers.com offers several options, including a no-cost estimate service accessible through their website. This service allows clients to fill out a single form explaining the size, location, and other factors affecting their move, and receive no-cost, no-obligation quotes from up to 7 local professionals.
Alternatively, clients may choose to calculate their own estimate, using simple charts and graphs available on the Movers.com website. While these self-calculated estimates may be less accurate, they can often help clients to understand why a move costs what it does, and if they should be able to find the same service more affordably.
An excerpt from the report explains, “It’s always prudent to create a moving inventory when you relocate. In the event that your personal property is damaged or stolen, you won’t receive reimbursement for your belongings unless you have proof of its condition beforehand. Don’t make it a long and tedious process – use these tips to make a moving inventory in six steps.”
More information about the no-cost moving estimate service and how to make a moving inventory can be found in the full report at https://www.movers.com/moving-companies/nj-new-jersey/edison/cheap-movers.html
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