All Moving Tips & Guides

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The complete moving & storage relocation glossary

Moving & storage relocation glossary Term Definition Accessorial Services: Services, other than linehaul transportation, performed by an agent or the van operator (such as; packing, unpacking, an extra pickup, a long carry, an elevator carry, etc.). Accessorial services are charged in addition to linehaul…
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What is moving company shuttle service?

Mover Shuttle Service Moving company shuttle service is often misunderstood by consumers. This article was created in order to help consumers who are moving better understand what moving company shuttle service is, why it is sometimes necessary, when it is required, how it works and what it costs. What exactly is…
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How to move a baby grand piano

Baby Grand Piano Pianos routinely make movers annual list of items that are most frequently damaged. Grand pianos are especially problematic. Practicing the following procedures for disassembling, padding and loading grand pianos will prevent damage, lower claims expense, and improve customer satisfaction. At…
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Tipping movers - how to tip your mover

How to tip a mover Professional movers perform their work within your most personal and intimate boundary: your home. When you employ a professional mover you are entrusting everything you own and cherish into their care and custody. In addition, professional movers interact with consumers who are at their most…
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The pros & cons of moving with a PODS® type self-moving and storage system

Self moving pros and cons An Opinion By Christopher Noblit - The popularity of PODS® and similar types of self-moving and self-storage systems is growing, driven in large part by the perception that these system are less expensive then hiring a full-service professional mover. While this may be true in some instances, I am…
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Moving tips by Michael Perkins

Moving tips by Michael Perkins This moving tips page is dedicated to providing helpful moving tips for people who are planning to make a move of their household goods and personal effects. Included are tips for moving and storage, Van Lines, moving locally, interstate within the U.S. and international forwarding. In today's…
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Moving Firearms & Transporting firearms and ammunition aboard commercial air carriers

Transporting Firearms After years of aggressive public education on prohibited items, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to struggle with communicating the issue of how to properly transport guns and ammunition aboard commercial air carriers. Recent reports have included daily gun incidents each…
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What is a mover's household goods descriptive inventory?

Household Goods Descriptive Inventory Inventory "Tag" StickersProfessional movers employ the "The Household Goods Descriptive Inventory" form which allows the moving company to document the articles which are being moved and the condition of each article when the moving company takes the shipment into its care and custody. The moving…
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Understanding how van lines, agents and household interstate moving and relocation works

Van Line Guide The information contained within this document is intended to provide you with a broad overview of the "van line system" of moving and storage, and to introduce you to the different parties who will be involved in your interstate van line relocation. (in addition to providing you with an overview…
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IRS Form 3903: Moving expenses you can deduct

Moving Deductions According to the IRS, you may be able to deduct the reasonable expenses of moving your household goods and personal effects and of traveling from your old home to your new home. Reasonable expenses can include the cost of lodging (but not meals) while traveling to your new home. You cannot deduct…
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