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Ultimate Moving Guide
« on: November 11, 2006, 03:19:54 pm »

I realize that topic makes it seem like I have one, but actually I'm asking for one. I'd be willing to work on one, too, assuming there's information I can find elsewhere to compile.

What I'd like, and what I think the FSP as a whole could use, is a single .pdf file that explains the best methods for moving, how much money one should have in reserve (my wife and I are shooting for 3-4 months to burn through just in case). Various job markets based on region, how the weather differs between north and south, coastal and inland.

I know there are lots of threads here and there with all this information, but it seems we're lacking a unifying document. I think it might help people make the leap to move if they knew that there was a solid resource to turn to for help.

As far as what I can contribute, I have some general relocation info: Save money to live off of for the longest period you can without getting a job. Humble yourself to live in a less-than-usual standard (that is, don't be afraid to get a room for rent or a tiny little apartment if you're used to living on a ranch in the midwest) for a short period. Along those same lines, don't be afraid to take a shitty, underpaying job while you look for real work in your field of expertise.

Anybody have any resources I can go through, or perhaps something similar to what I'm looking for? I love talking about freedon the FSP, but frankly, I'd love to actually DO something to help. I can do this kind of thing.


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Re: Ultimate Moving Guide
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2006, 01:45:11 pm »

I hope this list helps. My name is Kay .I am the dispatch rep. for Excell Moving and Storage if you dont have a mover we can help .Call us at 305-493-1355 or my cell is 786-273-2342

Moving Checklist 

√ Task Notes
Planning—Before You Move
  Obtain the brochure Ready to Move? and the booklet Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move from the mover.   
  Ask for recommendations from neighbors, friends, and relatives regarding the mover.   
  Check with the Better Business Bureau regarding the mover.   
  Find out what the mover's responsibilities are for damages that may occur to your belongings.   
  Ask if the mover has a dispute settlement program.   
  Obtain estimates from at least three movers, and compare cost and all other services to be provided by the mover.   
  Check to determine whether the interstate mover is registered with FMCSA, and has a USDOT number.   
  Find out how and when pickup and delivery of your household goods will occur.   
  Ask the mover how they can be contacted before the move, during the move, and after the move.   
  Adequately insure your belongings.   
Moving Day
  Be present to answer questions and give directions to the movers. Stay until they finish.   
  Accompany the movers as they inventory your household goods, and resolve any questions regarding the condition of materials being moved.   
  Carefully read the information on the estimate, order for service, bill of lading, inventory, and all other completed documents before you sign them.   
  Keep the bill of lading until your goods are delivered, the charges are paid, and any claims are settled.   
  Before the moving van leaves, take one final look throughout the house to make certain nothing has been left behind.   
  Give the driver directions to your new house.   
  Inform the driver and the moving company of where you can be reached during the move.   
Delivery Day
  Be present to answer any questions and give directions.   
  Pay the driver, according to the terms of your agreement, before your goods are unloaded.   
  Supervise unloading and unpacking of your goods.   
  Note on the inventory list all boxes or other items that are damaged before you sign any documents.
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