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Tools and Tips for the Self Mover

Apr 8, 2008
While familiar with the option of hiring a full-service mover or the self-service option of truck rental for long-distance moves,if your moving to or from Dallas, Atlanta or Florida, movers today are virtually unaware of a relatively new do-it-yourself alternative in the marketplace.

You have about two days to load up the truck with all your personal items. While both options require a cash output, it's possible to avoid paying more than you should by anticipating, and budgeting for, those hidden moving costs that can pop-up unexpectedly and bite you in the wallet. The most important thing to remember is to be prepared.

Assessed Value Coverage - This specifies how much money per $1,000 of assessed value you will need to pay to cover your household items to their fully assessed value. Purchasing this protection requires that a cash value be assigned to the items you will be moving. Here are some terms that can help you stay prepared and understand your contract.

1. Agent -A local moving company authorized to act on behalf of a larger, national company. Appliance Dolly -Supplied by self-service movers to help you load and unload large items like appliances and over sized furniture.

2. Binding/Non-Binding Estimate -Binding: The mover quotes a flat price based upon a given inventory. No matter how long the job takes, the flat price is always paid. It is given only when an on site estimate is performed. Non-Binding: These estimates are based upon the movers' previous experience of jobs similar to yours.

Like full-service moving, you get the advantage of having someone else do the driving. The cost is similar to truck rental because you pay only for the space that you use. With so many things happening at one time the last thing you need to do is now drive the moving truck to your new destination. Give yourself a break this time.
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