Dishes Moving Advice on How to Avoid Breaking the Bank with Movers

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After a news report was published on July 8th in the Sacramento Bee titled, “Personal Finance: How to Avoid Movers’ Scams,”'s financial advice column pitched in with tried-and-true recommendations of their own based on years of personal experience to assist readers prepping for a move this summer in their experience with movers.'s financial advice column today issued their recommendations to consumers preparing for a summer move on how to have the smoothest and most transparent experience as possible with professional movers. stated that they have years of personal experience to back up their heartfelt tips, and hopes that readers can avoid some of the stress and excess costs that they’ve incurred in past moves.

In a July 8th issue of the Sacramento Bee, author Claudia Buck lays out some recommendations to folks avoid having a difficult time with professional movers. Buck advises people to go with a brick-and-mortar company as opposed to one advertised on the internet or television that has no actual location. She also recommended getting at least three estimates from moving companies where an estimator will come to one’s home, as opposed to online companies where the people moving create their own inventory list. And among her many other tips, she advises readers to know the extras of what some companies charge. These include elevators, stairs, “long carry” fees, and even deciding not to move some of what was originally quoted. chipped in with their own advice for people needing to use professional movers. Save time by asking what you can and can’t send on the moving truck. Some movers take light bulbs, others do not. Although walnut oil can be transported on the truck, most cleaning supplies cannot. also advised that it’s a good idea for consumers to know the ins and outs of any type of insurance that they possess, for example folks with Premera health insurance should know their deductible and whether or not services like acupuncture or chiropractic are covered and consumers with Geico auto insurance ought to look into whether other drivers are covered if they are using the insured’s car. But the reason it’s especially important to know the terms of homeowners’ insurance during a move is to see whether or not damages during a move are covered. You don’t want your expensive walnut oil nail polish or jewelry to “disappear” and have no way to replace it. So, whether consumers have Geico, State Farm, All State, or insurance through any other company, it’s wise to speak to a representative or review your policy to see what the guidelines are on moving.

The online finance advice column is quoted as saying, “Every time we move, we learn a little bit more about how the process works and doesn’t work. My best piece of advice is to get as many details as possible from the movers before they ever lay a hand on your belongings. This includes a maximum amount that it’ll cost to move your things, in writing, signed and in your possession so that you can hold them to it if they try to overcharge you. And the next thing I would advise is to make sure that you’re physically present for the move onto the truck and the move off of the truck. You want to make sure everything from your kitchen gadgets to your box of nail polish actually makes it into the new place. For the moving on, you’ll want to make sure nothing that they’re doing is going to be cause for excess fees, and for the moving off you’ll want to closely observe to see if anything has been damaged that way you can start the claims process right away.” also suggested that consumers have a back-up plan just in case the movers are late delivering their items.’s Senior staff writer said that having an air-mattress, a couple folding chairs, and some plastic kitchenware can be a lifesaver if the movers are a few days behind and readers arrive at their destination before the movers do. To be safe, recommends that, “people should transport the things that are really valuable to them, themselves. If you can’t live without your photos, social security card, heirloom pearl necklace, or expensive walnut oil nail polish, take it yourself so that you are not sadly disappointed if something goes wrong.”

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