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How to pack odd items for your move

Packing odd items for your move When you pack the contents of your home for a move some items defy packing imagination and you may ask "how the heck to I pack and prepare this type of item for moving?" Well, no worries! We've created this handy guide on how to pack these pesky items so that they get moved safely and securely.…
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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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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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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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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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Your Moving Company Insurance Options

All about moving company insurance To start, it must be noted that moving companies do not offer traditional "insurance." Rather, movers offer "tariff based loss/damage liability" which moving companies call "valuation." Although mover's "valuation" functions much the same as "insurance" when loss or damage occurs, it has distinct…
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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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Moving antiques: be certain of their value before you move

Get appraisals before moving antiques By The  International Society of Appraisers A professional appraiser helps you manage these and other such risks by providing a written opinion of value upon which you can base your financial decisions. Rather than being just an "Educated Guess", the professional appraiser's value conclusions…
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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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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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