What’s a Bill of Lading and why do we need them for reviews?

A Bill of Lading Primer The Bill of Lading (BOL) is one of the most important documents you’ll receive from your mover. Your mover should give this to you on moving day and it includes crucial information about your move, like your “from” and “to” addresses, inventory of your belongings and costs. You can read … Read moreWhat’s a Bill of Lading and why do we need them for reviews?

Should I purchase moving insurance from my mover?

Your Moving Insurance Options Any idea how much will your mover is required to reimburse you if they break your flat screen TV during your move? $20. Yep, that’s right. Just $20. The standard liability coverage your mover offers you is based on the weight of your items; not their monetary value. Your mover is only … Read moreShould I purchase moving insurance from my mover?

Packing Specialists: Worth Your Money?

Preparing and packing for a move can be both a daunting and an exhausting task. The endless organizing, wrapping, packing, taping, and labeling is immensely time consuming — especially if you work a full-time job and only have evenings and weekends to get your packing done. Limited time to pack means you have to start … Read morePacking Specialists: Worth Your Money?

Don’t get scammed: 5 things to check before you hire the cheapest mover

Yesterday, this article came across my desk: A “fake” mover stole $60,000 of someone’s belongings. Unfortunately, we see stories like these all the time. A consumer books a move with the company (or person) that offered them the lowest price, only to be completely swindled; their possessions held hostage or stolen. Even our colleagues here at … Read moreDon’t get scammed: 5 things to check before you hire the cheapest mover

Moving Industry Trends: 2014 in Review and 2015 Forecast

As the housing market continues to recover, MovingCompanyReviews.com anticipates that competition within the moving industry will intensify, due to an increasing number of home sales. According to the National Association of Realtors, home sales are expected to be higher in 2015 and this growth in home sales  will benefit both buyers and sellers, as improvements … Read moreMoving Industry Trends: 2014 in Review and 2015 Forecast

5 Costs to Consider When Budgeting For Your Move

Are you making a big move in 2015? Before you start packing, take time to crunch some numbers and set a realistic moving budget. We’ve listed five unexpected moving costs below. Avoid sticker shock by considering these costs when calculating your budget. Packing supplies Packing supplies can be a huge surprise expense if you don’t … Read more5 Costs to Consider When Budgeting For Your Move