Customer’s Responsibilities When Moving

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Customer’s Responsibilities When Moving

As a customer, you have responsibilities both to your mover and yourself. They include:

  • Reading all moving documents issued by the mover or broker.
  • Being available at the time of pickup and delivery of your shipment.  If you are not available you should appoint a representative to act on your behalf.
  • promptly notifying your mover if something has changed regarding your shipment (ie…move dates, additional items, etc).
  • making payment in amount required and id to with your mover.
  • promptly filing claims for loss, damage or delays with your mover, if necessary.
 

Moving With Children

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What’s the best way to help children adjust to all the changes of moving?  While there are many answers to this question, here are some general tips:

  • Talk to your children early, openly and often about the move and what changes it will bring.
  • Keep to your normal routine as much as possible, and arrange to continue your child’s current activities in the new community.
  • Keep favorite items (toys, books, etc.) accessible
  • Have children help pack a special box with their most treasured toys – they can even decorate the box!
  • If possible, take your children to the new community before the move to introduce them to their new surroundings.
  • Let your children get involved with planning and packing if possible, and ask for their input on how they would like to decorate their new rooms.
  • Above all, ask for thoughts and opinions, and listen

Happy moving!!!

 

May Is National Moving Month

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NAVL_boxmover3May is National Moving Month, a time we like to celebrate by spreading the word about how to find, hire, and work with moving companies in your area. Moving to a new home can be a stressful undertaking for any family, so by taking the time to select a mover compatible with your needs and budget, you can enjoy a more streamlined process from start to finish.

Now that’s something worth celebrating!

  • Every moving company you consider should be registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation. (Florida Moving Systems, Inc. is Registered)
  • A personal connection means something…especially in the world of moving companies. Your provider should come to your house to make an in-home valuation. If they try to make arrangements or give quotes via phone only, it’s time to keep looking.  Get a FREE QUOTE HERE ONLINE and a certified moving specialist will give you a call to go over details.
  • May is National Moving Month for a reason—this is the time of year when packing up and relocating starts in earnest. Book your moving company early in order to secure the best dates, as they might not be available as the busy summer season begins.
  • The payment process your moving company uses matters. Almost all reputable companies make an estimate, provide a contract to guarantee those terms, and then require payment upon delivery. Too big a departure from this process could be a red flag.
  • Questions to ask yourself about your local mover:  Do you want the movers to do all the packing and heavy lifting? Do you need firm delivery dates? Will you need to have your belongings stored for a few weeks until you get settled in? Avoid confusion later on down the road by getting all these details hammered out before you sign the contract.
  • If you’re at all worried about your belongings, take out the extra insurance. Although it may cost you a few extra bucks, the peace of mind you get from knowing your shipment is protected against loss or damage is well worth the investment.
  • Always pack an Open Me First box when you’re moving a long distance. Pack this one up before the movers arrive, and put anything in it you’ll need during those first few hours at home. You may even want to keep this box with you, since delays on the road could prevent it from reaching you as soon as you’d like.
  • Organization is always your friend, but never more so than when moving. As soon as you start searching for a moving company, keep a folder with all your quotes, estimates, contracts, inventory lists, and other information. This folder should stay with you (i.e., not get packed up on the truck) so you can refer to it whenever you need.
  • Don’t be afraid to rely on technology. Moving apps make it easy for you to keep tabs on your inventory and prepare for the big move (in fact, some of them providing moving countdowns so you know what needs to be done and when) so you never feel overwhelmed.
Source:  NAVL

What To Expect On Moving Day

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What-to-expect-on-moving-day Here’s a general idea of what to expect on the big move day:
  • If packing was arranged through Florida Moving Systems, Inc., (A North American Van Lines Agent) a team of specially-trained packers will arrive on loading day or before your scheduled departure.
  • Floor runners will be laid over carpets and flooring and padding placed around banisters and doorways to protect your home and contents.
  • Accompanied by you, the driver will prepare a detailed inventory report of the items to be moved, noting any special concerns or handling considerations.
  • You and the driver must sign the inventory to acknowledge the items loaded.  You’ll receive a copy to use at your destination.
  • All cartons and furniture to be moved are recorded, numbered, and color-coded.
  • Furniture as well as items that can scratch or cause damage are wrapped with cloth padding or stretch wrap.
  • The driver will ask you to sign a bill of lading (relocation contract) that confirms services performed, pickup and delivery schedules, and protection plan selected.
  • After loading, a walk-through of your house with the driver is necessary to make sure nothing has been overlooked.
  • You or a responsible person designated by you to act on your behalf must be present throughout the loading process.
If you have any questions, please contact your Agent Representative at Florida Moving Systems, Inc.,
TELEPHONE:  800.283.6683
LOCAL PHONE:  321.259.4330

Transporting Trucks, Boats and Automobiles

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auto transportAsk your Personal Relocation Consultant for options to transport cars, mini-vans, pickup trucks, boats and other vehicles to your new home by Florida Moving Systems (A North American Van Lines Agent) on an auto transport carrier or aboard the moving van.

Remember:

  • Automobiles should have one quarter or less fuel in the gas tank
  • Check automobiles for any oil, battery acid or radiator fluid leaks
  • Boats should be drained of all fuel and oil in the motor