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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

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Be Prepared, Children, Cross Country Moving Company, home owner, Kids, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving company, moving out of state, moving tips, moving to new state

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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

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Be Prepared, central florida moving, Cross Country Moving Company, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving company, Moving Estimate, moving out of state, moving services, moving tips, moving to new state, nation wide mover, national moving company, north american van lines

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

Maximum Value Protection | Protect Your Valuables

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Be Prepared, central florida moving, Cross Country Moving Company, home owner, Insurance, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving company, Moving Estimate, moving out of state, moving services, moving tips, moving to new state, nation wide mover, national moving company, north american van lines, professional mover, professional movers, professional moving company

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Maximum Value Protection

At Florida Moving Systems, Inc, we’ll work closely with you to make sure every item we move is packed properly, transported safely and unloaded professionally.  In the rare event that one of your items is damaged while under our care, North American offers Maximum Value Protection (MVP).  MVP is a protection service that offers full replacement value or cost or repair if your household item is lost of damaged during the move, up to the dollar amount that you declare. 

How does MVP work?

You bought your armoire for $1600, and it weighs 150 lbs.  In an unusual circumstance, it is damaged beyond repair.  If you selected full MVP coverage, you are compensated for the full replacement value. *  If you selected the minimal basic coverage, your reimbursement is limited to 60 cents per pond of the item.  

Look at this comparison:

Maximum Value Protection Coverage             See the difference? Ask your Relocation Consultant to determine how much coverage is right for you. 

Pairs and Sets

MVP even covers matched pairs and sets such as lamps, candlesticks, end tables and dining room chairs.  if one of the pair or set gets damaged, and an exact replacement can’t be found, we will replace the set. *

Basic Liability Protection

There is no charge for Basic Liability Protection.  It provides repair or replacement up to a maximum of 60 cents per pound per article should your goods get damaged or lost.  But when it comes to protecting your belongings, one size does not fit all – the level of protection you need may be greater than the minimum coverage.  Consult your homeowner or renter’s insurance policy for recommended coverage levels or work with your Relocation Consultant to fill out an inventory worksheet together.  Be sure to consider high value items such as artwork, electronic equipment and valuable collectibles.

How to move your belongings with MVP

Just go to your Florida Moving Systems, Inc. Relocation Consultant to help you understand your coverage needs, determine your household’s total valuation, and answer any questions.

* See the terms and conditions specified on the North American Protection Plan Worksheet and North American’s published tariffs.  Complete replacement of multiple item sets of china, gold and silver flatware, and crystal glassware are excluded from pairs and sets protection under MVP Plan    

How Not To Lose Business During An Office Move

Written by trishfms on . Posted in central florida moving, logistics, move, mover, moving, moving advise, moving company, moving services, moving tips, nation wide mover, national moving company, north american van lines, packing, professional mover, professional movers, professional moving company, storage

Fl-Move-Slider3   When it comes to moving your business, it can seem like an inevitability that you will face down time, unavailable hours and lost business. Transitioning from one office or professional space to another is most certainly no easy task—coordinating the logistics of computers and phones, to office furniture and equipment can initially seem next to impossible.

However, moving your business successfully doesn’t have to include a marathon session of headaches! Planning your office transition effectively can provide a stress-free and optimistic experience.

  Coordinate

A large part of preparing your office for the incoming rush will be to communicate the upcoming move as effectively as possible—after all, what better way to utilize the talents of your team than to involve them directly in the process of their own transition?

Advising every team and department on the logistics of the move will prove an effective way to allow them to coordinate their own projects, equipment, and packing of personal things to ensure that the overall move is delegated seamlessly and fluidly.

  Cover all the Bases

Ensuring that you review the details of your move and opt for the most effective moving package can prevent a lot of undue logistical confusion. While personal moves will largely come down to which services and perks appeal to your personal preference, moving an office is no easy task for anyone, and can benefit highly from full-service or similar plans. You won’t want to be personally lugging desks and PC towers into a truck on a Wednesday morning, and your customers won’t want to wait around the extra time either!

Let Clients Know

Communication will prove to be key when dealing with a professional transition—be sure to reach out to any regular clients or customers in advance and make them aware of the fact that you’ll be undergoing a change in location.

Planning around a disruption in communication for 1-2 days can prove invaluable in not only keeping your current clients happy, but maintaining long-term client relationships as well. If your clientele is made aware of a shift in schedule, you’ll be much less likely to lose potential business by people being frustrated at the inability to get in touch.

Prep your New Location

If you plan on hitting the ground running in your new office space, you can have a productive, albeit rough, first day. Confirm the working order of telephone and electrical wiring, in addition to ensuring your internet connections are ready to go.

Consider setting up a handful of preliminary, temporary workspaces featuring a communal phone or computer, so that your team can hop on with high-importance clients and keep things running smoothly during the hectic transition.

Source:  NAVL Blog

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