It’s Time to Downsize and Move

It’s time to downsize and move, choosing a moving service is one of the most important parts of your moving plan. Often, the primary issue is to maximize your budget. The first question you may have is: How much will my move cost? Before calling for a free moving estimate, you’ll want to understand which moving service will suit your budget better. Here is a ready-to-use guide Interiors for Seniors offers to help your decision making.

1. Let’s take inventory

A reputable moving company will begin by taking inventory of all your belongings to assess the aspects of your move. Senior Move Manager, Missy Donaghy is very thorough and checks all of your storage places such as cabinets, linen closets, garages and bookshelves. A large component of Interiors for Seniors price is based on the amount of your belongings and the space it will take up in the truck. You will be given an estimate at the end of the consultation, at this time ensure the accuracy and make any changes necessary.

2. Time for a walk-through

At the time of the estimate, Missy Donaghy will ask questions about what you plan to take from your current house to your next home. Ahead o the consultation, make a list of items you don’t want on the truck—furniture or belongings you plan to give away, donate to a charity, sell in a yard sale, or leave behind for the new owners.

3. Never sign a blank moving contract

Never sign a blank contract. This may sound simple, but it does happen. You should have everything in writing. The mover’s estimate and any extra fees should be listed, as well as your pick-up and delivery dates. Interiors for Seniors provides a through moving contract. Upon completion of the written contract, you will be sent a copy via email.

4. Complete and Inventory List

Interiors for Seniors provides an inventory list for you to complete. Be sure to complete the description and estimated value sections on this form for all items in your relocation move considered to be of high value or that may require additional attention, special packing or handling. If no items are considered to be of high value or in need of additional attention, write NONE. Examples of high value items or items needing additional attention- Antiques, Art (wall or standing). Clocks, collectibles, designer clothing or wardrobe accessories, fine china, piano/musical instruments or silverware. Any items that need extra attention such as a loose leg on chair, antique china, fragile dinnerware or crystal items. This allows us to bring the correct packing material. You can’t file a claim for something that doesn’t appear on the inventory list.

5. Report any problems

You have nine months to report problems to your moving company and file an insurance claim. So if you’re opening boxes a year later and find broken glass there is no recourse. On moving day, try to open each box and sift through it to check for damage. Note any problems on the mover’s copy of the bill of lading before signing it. The moving company has 30 days to acknowledge receipt of your claim. Within 120 days of receiving it, they must deny your claim or offer to pay.


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