All Moving Tips & Guides

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How the pros pack mirrors, pictures & glass tops for moving

Packing mirrors and pictures Packing a mirror, painting, framed picture, or tabletop made of glass or marble is often done using a "mirror carton." We prefer the four-piece carton (shown here) over the two-piece "telescoping" mirror carton. We also use "mirror rails," which are cardboard inserts that strengthen the carton and…
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DIY How to pack pictures, how to pack mirrors and how to pack glass tops for moving

How to DIY pack mirrors Having your mover pack your fragile mirrors, pictures or glass tops can be a very good idea...especially when one understands that the mover accepts liability when the mover packs these articles. However, movers charge $25.00 to $40.00 (or more) to pack each mirror, picture or glass top and when…
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All about moving boxes for your move

Moving boxes Moving boxes! Everyone who's moving needs them! So where do you find free moving boxes, or moving boxes which are -- at the very least -- inexpensive? Need to purchase boxes, moving supplies, or packing material for your move, project, or relocation? No worries! We have a complete selection of…
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What items need to be packed into boxes for your move

Packing supplies & boxes So you're moving to a new home and you don't completely understand exactly which household articles need to be packed into boxes for your move. Generally, the answer is that everything needs to be packed into boxes, except for indoor and outdoor furniture which professional movers will protect with…
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The uninsured mover - A homeowners recipe for financial disaster

Uninsured Moving Companies "Accidents Happen." But what most homeowners don't realize is that if a worker is injured on their property, it is you -- the homeowner -- who can be held liable for all medical costs unless the employee is covered by workers compensation insurance. Hospital bills for serious accidents can be…
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How moving insurance works

About Moving Insurance Moving Insurance: every consumer who is moving needs moving insurance, yet few understand how it works, how much coverage is needed or how to obtain it. Whether you decide to do a self-move -- or have a professional moving company move your household goods and personal effects -- you should…
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Atlas household goods interstate loss or damage liability valuation options

Moving Loss Damage Liability The Order For Service you will sign with Atlas provides two options for placing a value on your shipment. The value that you select sets the limit of Atlas’ maximum liability for loss or damage to your goods. These optional levels of liability are not insurance agreements that are governed by state…
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What is the mover's high value inventory form?

Movers high value inventory The moving company's High Value Inventory form is used to identify and account for articles which have extraordinary value. These articles are considered to be a "high value items."  The High Value Inventory Form is used to identify such high value items so that they can be properly accounted…
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Bonded moving company? Bonded movers? What does bonded mean?

Bonded mover - what does bonded mean Whenever a consumer asks me if my moving company is "bonded" what I hear is someone who is worried and looking for a measure of assurance that my company is reputable and won't take advantage of them. However, it is rare that a consumer understands what "bonded" actually means, and…
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Moving insurance vs. movers valuation - It pays to know the difference

Moving Valuation Is Not Insurance The Smiths were avid antique collectors, traveling from on estate auction to the next in search of rare finds. Over the years, the couple amassed an impressive collection of furniture and paintings. When faced with moving the antiques from New York to California, they began contacting moving…
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