The old adage goes, “what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.” It might not seem like it in the midst of the chaos of moving, but moving to a new home will also make you a stronger, better person. Here are just some of the ways you will improve as a person when you move.
Put Sentiment in the Right Place
One of the hardest parts of moving is sorting through all of your belongings and getting rid of the things you don’t really need. For most of us, that means we’ve got to make the difficult choice of getting rid of items that have sentimental value, but are otherwise just clutter. Continue reading 5 Ways Moving Home Improves You as a Person→
When families with children move, one of the main things they look for is a good school. While a good school district is sign that a community is family-friendly, it isn’t always the case. You want to make sure that the community and neighborhood within the community welcomes children, that there will be plenty of playmates for your kids, and that activities abound. Here are some tips for finding a great family-friend neighborhood when moving.
It is CRUCIAL that you check the moving company insurance. Don’t just take their word for it when they say they are insured! Otherwise, this could cause some serious problems for you. For example, if a mover gets injured while moving your belongings and the company doesn’t have insurance, then you can be held liable for all medical expenses for the mover.
You can check the insurance at the same place you checked the DOT license info. At the bottom of the report on the SaferSys page, you will see a hyperlink to a page called “FMCSA Licensing and Insurance Site.” Click on this link.
Here you will find information about the moving company’s insurance policies. As before, you will need to make sure that the name/address/phone number of the company match up. Then look for this information:
• Authority Type: There will be an area titled Authority Status. This should read “common” or “active.” If it says “No” “Revocation Pending” or “Application Pending”, then find a new mover!
• BIPD: You will see a table which lists the BIPD insurance. The minimum requirement is $750,000 coverage. Look for the area titled “Insurance on File.” If it says “No” or “$0”, then find another moving company!
Check the Better Business Bureau
If everything is okay with the USDOT number and insurance, then you will want to check out the moving company at the Better Business Bureau. *Tip: When talking to the moving company, ask them of any other names they operate under. You will want to look them up at the BBB for all the names they use.
Sometimes even good moving companies get complaints with the BBB. However, the moving company should be actively maintaining their reputation and resolving all complaints to maintain an A+ rating with the BBB. So, use your best judgment when reading the complaints and deciding whether you can trust the company.