Moving Glossary

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Access – Space at and around the property for removal vehicles, and whether lifts are available for apartments. This is usually assesed by the consultant to ascertain any difficulties the vehicle may encounter.

Agent – A person or company appointed by your mover to act on their behalf, or a member of a Van Line.

Air Ride Suspension – Feature on a removal vehicle, to aid smoother transit.

Blanket Wrapping – Method of packing furniture to prevent damage in transit

Bonded Warehouse – Warehouse that meets with local Customs specifications, allows the storage of items that have not yet cleared customs.

Cartons – Boxes for packing smaller items, some are specifically designed for certain types of items(e.g. Books, Wardrobes).

Chargeable Weight – The weight used by an airline to determine the air freight charge.

Consultant – Person who will call at your property, discuss your particular move requirements, usually making a note of items to be moved, provide information about their company and a quote.

Container – Steel container used for shipping your belongings oversease, can be used for sea, road or rail shipments.

Container Storage – Large wooden containers, your belongings are loaded into them, sealed.

Containerised Vehicle – Specialist removal vehicle which is designed to carry storage container, your belongings can therefore be loaded or unloaded at your residence.

Conventional Storage – Your belongings are stacked on the floor in an allocated space and usually covered with sheeting.

Custom Approved Warehouse – Warehouse that meets with local Customs specifications, allows for storage of items yet to clear customs.

Corporate Account – When your employer is responsible for the removal charges.

Cost per cubic meter – A rate given on the estimated space your belongings will fill on a truck/container. Note, ensure you are happy with the estimated volume, ask the mover for a list of the items the rate is based upon.

Cost per 100 lbs – A rate given on the estimated weight of your belongings. Note, ensure you are happy with the estimated weight. Ask the mover for a list of the items the rate is based upon, and request a Weight Ticket, confirming the actual weight at the time of the move.

Cost per cubic feet – A rate given on the estimated space your belongings will fill on a truck/container. Note, to ensure you are happy with the estimated volume, ask the mover for a list of the items the rate is based upon.

Cost per hour – A rate given per hour based on the number of men and size of truck. You will be charged on the time taken to carry out the move.

Crate – A wooden crate made specifically to carry a high value/delicate item(e.g. Large Mirror or a wooden case made specifically to fit several items in for long distance or international moves).

Customs Clearance – Regulations and procedures covering the entry of goods.

Declared Value – Value you the owner declare your goods to be for the purpose of insurance. This will form the basis of your insurance coverage. It is important that it reflects the value of your belongings, it could be the full replacement value or the second-hand (Indemnity) value dependaning upon the type of coverage you select.

Dedicated truck/container – A truck or container exclusively carrying your belongings during thes specified moving dates.

Destination Agent – Agent responsible for arranging customs clearance and delivery of your shipment.

Domestic – Move within same country, state, county.

Excess – The amount that will be deducted from any insurance settlement, may be a per item excess or per total claim.

Exclusions – Items or cause of damage specifically excluded from the policy. For example money, jewellery, mechanical derangement. Check the insurance information provided by your mover.

Export Wrapping – Method of packing household and personal effects for transportation overseas.

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6 Cube Boxes (12″ x 12″ x 12″)
2 Medium Boxes (18″ x 14″ x 12″)
2 Large Boxes (24″ x 18″ x 18″)
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2 Rolls 2″ x 55yd Sealing Tape
2 Inkless Newsprint for packing 18″ x 24″
10 Fragile Lables
10 Tag-A-Room Lables

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Storage tips

 People rent storage space for a variety of reasons. According to John Steckler, Vice President of marketing for Shurgard Storage Center the most common is, “The person might be thinking, My house isn’t ready yet, so I’ll put my stuff in storage for awhile or maybe, I’m moving into a smaller home, so I’ll need to put some stuff into storage or even there is too much stuff for me to unpack right now, so I’ll put some of it in storage for awhile”. John goes further to say, “ And sometime the stuff stays in storage for a long time”.

 Having too much stuff is the second most common reason people need storage. “Maybe, there was a birth in the family, or a parent is moving in, or the furnishings have been rearranged. Having too mush stuff has become a more accepted reason to need storage space” Steckler says. People also rely on storage space for more traditional reasons, including getting divorced, being evicted from an apartment, deciding to remodel their home or having their home damaged by fire or another destructive natural force.

 Storage space prices vary. Costs will depend upon supply and demand in the local area, land value (single largest expense), and the type of storage. Here are three types…
     Type A storage features the latest in amenities such as security cameras, electrical gates, secure locking systems, concrete storage units, and brick walls.
 Type B storage usually consists of a mix of metal and concrete storage units surrounded by a fence. This type may or may not have security cameras.
 Type C storage offers low-budget, no frills storage units. This type of storage unit usually provides little or no security. Property stored in this type of facility is generally of low value.

 Storage units are generally rented on a month to month basis. This means you can cancel at anytime, but it also means rates can rise at anytime as well. If your storage space rental is on a month to month basis inquire about the company’s “rent increase policy”. Most large chain storage companies will not increase your rent for at least the first six months.

 It is difficult to estimate how much space you will need. Most people rent more space than they require. If you do not plan to access your property it is best to stack it. You will want to make best use of the entire storage space. One common mistake is to try to create an aisle in a small storage space. According to Steckler, “If you want an aisle, you need to get a bigger space”.

 Storage facilities rarely keep keys to individual storage units. If you lose your keys gaining access will be your responsibility and may involve hiring a locksmith. Only those persons whose name appears on the rental agreement will have access so if you intend to share space be sure to include both parties.

 Renters are responsible for insuring the stored goods. Some storage facilities offer limited insurance coverage with prices based upon the value of the goods.

Packing tips

Here are a few tips on how best to pack your various items…tips which may save you money and the heartache of damaged household goods.

 By choosing to pack your items yourself you can save money. It is a good idea to limit what you pack to non-breakable items such as, clothing, books, and small appliances. Such items are cheaper to replace should damage or loss occur. Large pieces of furniture and major appliances are best left to the movers.

 DO NOT pack heavy items in a large box making it difficult to lift.

 Remember to lift with legs not your back.

 DO NOT have your movers pack and ship your high-value items such as, jewelry and heirlooms. The insurance coverage will not allow you to recover the full value of such items. Pack items of this nature yourself and carry them with you.

 Choose the correct size and strength of boxes for packing. An ample supply of wardrobe cartons will save ironing time later. Place shoes at the bottom of boxes and use boxes with dividers for packing your fine china.

 Many non-fragile items can be packed in ordinary supermarket boxes.

 DO wrap each fragile item separately with newspaper, bubble wrap, sheets, blankets, or towels. Fill any voids in boxes to minimize movement during shipment. Pack your plates and glass objects vertically, rather than flat, using towels as pads. Use a good quality plastic or strapping tape to seal boxes.

 Use bubble wrap and tape to protect table legs, chair arms, bed frames, etc. Avoid using tape directly on wood surfaces.

 When packing your computer place your disks in a separate box and protect it from magnetic exposure. Bundle cables and note locations for re-assembly later. Wrap and box each computer component separately and use peanuts to cushion. Pack each in double-boxes. If you saved the original box the computer was shipped in use it of course.

 Allow your movers to inspect the boxes you have packed yourself (PBO) or packed-by-owner. Your mover will advise you if any re-packing is required. Remember, moving companies are not responsible for damaged items packed by the owner.

 If possible, disconnect your refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, washer and dryer prior to the arrival of your movers. Back up and save all important documents on your computer before preparing it for shipment.

 Movers will not move living things…plants or animals. Make appropriate arrangements for shipment of your pets.

 Remember you CANNOT ship hazardous materials such as, paint, paint thinners, solvents, oils, firearms, ammunition, propane, or other flammables and explosives.

 You can speed up the loading process by gathering all boxes into one room (near the door).

After you move

 Review your final bill. Is it the same as the estimate? Check for any additional charges.

 If you discover any damage to your household goods call your moving company. Request they come to your house to inspect the damage. Moving Companies reserve the right to repair rather than replace damaged property and may choose to do so.

 For an additional fee, moving companies will unpack for you and remove all packing materials.

 Take time to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Tour the neighborhood to get a feel for the area.

 Check the location of your fuse box and water main valve as you become familiar with your new residence.

 If you are moving into an apartment complex become familiar with your building manager or superintendent.

Insurance claims:
If you discover and need to file a claim, here are a few tips…
Request the necessary claim forms from your moving company.
DO NOT discard damaged items. A claims adjuster will call you and he/she will want to inspect the damaged items.
There is a time limit on when you can file a claim for damage to your goods.