We have been in this business a long time and have picked up a number of moving tips and tools along the way. Since it is our goal to make your move as stress-free as possible, we want to share these tips with you!
For even more moving tips, please view the FMCSA “Ready to Move?” brochure below!
Use only strong, corrugated cartons with covers. We can supply you with specially made moving boxes, for everything from mattresses to clothing and mirrors. The added protection of mover-provided boxes may avoid damage that results from the use of poor-quality packing materials. Keep this in mind when getting boxes from food stores. Here is a list of packing supplies that will come in handy:
Cars and motorcycles shipped on the moving van should be drained nearly empty of fuel. Motorcycle batteries should be disconnected. Automobile antifreeze should be ample to protect against severe cold in winter.
Wrap grates and briquettes separately in a newspaper (or place all briquettes into a grocery bag) and place parts in box. Pad box with paper to reduce movement of contents. Propane tanks cannot be put onto the moving van even if they have been purged professionally.
Special Note, For your Protection. Please Note Carefully
The mover cannot be held responsible for items left at the residence after loading. It is your responsibility to make sure that nothing is left behind. Please make sure that you check your closets, cabinets, drawers, attics, basement, garage, and outside areas before the driver leaves origin.
* Do not ship bank bills, coins or currency, securities, deeds, notes, drafts, valuable papers of any kind, jewelry, postage or revenue stamps, stamp collections, precious stones, or precious metals. These items are not covered by any insurance option.
* The only items to be left in any drawers or furniture are clothing. No loose items such as pens, pencils, books, jewelry, cosmetics, etc.
It is the responsibility of the shipper at the time of loading and delivery to acknowledge in writing on the Bill of Lading and/or the “Household Goods Inventory” any property damage to residence at origin or destination. Otherwise, Transtar Moving Systems or Bekins Van Lines, Inc. will not be responsible for any damages.
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