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tarabara1229 tarabara1229 5 years
Good tips! I'm moving in two weeks, and I have to say that this will probably be my easiest move so far. Literally moving half a block, so I won't even need to rent a truck as I'm borrowing my friend's :)
expresso14 expresso14 6 years
Definitely pack things yourself if you can, especially clothing, books and the like. If you've got big, fragile items, pay the movers to pack them - then they're liable for breakage. Transport valuable items, financial documents, irreplaceable things yourself. Murphy's law certainly applies during moving. Get multiple quotes and don't necessarily go with the lowest bidder, especially if they're significantly lower - that's a tip off something is fishy. Spend the time to check the BBB pages of your perspective movers. Get someone to come to your place and give you an estimate - that's a lot more accurate than over the phone (unless you move frequently and know how much you have). Although it may not seem like saving money, get the most expensive insurance option for your belongings - known as full replacement. If the movers break or damage something, they have to pay the actual cost to replace it. Otherwise, they generally pay 60 cents per pound. Better safe than sorry.
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