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Make sure your household goods are packed properly
by keeping an eye on the packers during your move.
Remain on the premises during
the packing process to answer questions and give instructions to packers.
Advise the packers not to
box items that you plan to take with you during the move, such as toiletries and
Make sure large
appliances, such as washing machines, are disconnected and properly bolted.
Check to see that cartons
are properly labeled by contents and room destination in your new home.
Accompany the moving
company representative through your home during the preparation of an inventory
list to make sure all items are listed.
Resolve any disagreements
about the stated condition of your goods before signing the inventory list.
Tips & Warnings
Store items that you plan to
take with you in one small closet or cabinet labeled "off limits" to packers and
Movers who transport
flammables and combustibles are violating federal laws - and endangering the
safety of your household goods during transport. Make sure you do not allow
movers to pack or transport aerosol cans, paints or other combustible items.