Moving can be an overwhelming experience, particularly when you are crossing state lines and time zones. In instances where you will be likely away from the majority of your personal things for hours, days or even weeks, it’s crucial to have important documents on hand in case you will be needing them along the way.
Tiger Moving & Storage, one of the leading expert movers in the locality, shares some of the most important paperwork that you need to secure before moving.
- Moving Estimate – Once a mover is done inspecting your home personally, they will provide you with a written estimate or quote for your move. This will include transportation fees, labor, insurance, all of the services you have discussed, storage charges and some miscellaneous fees. Moving estimates can be non-binding, binding, and binding not-to-exceed. It’s smart to research what type of estimate best suits you, so you can successfully protect your move.
- Inventory – This paperwork includes the final amount you have to pay for your shipment and it reflects the tariff charges depending on the actual weight of your things and services you have taken. After delivery, your interstate moving company should provide you with a final Statement of Services.
- Bill of Lading – This is the most important moving paperwork when you hire a professional moving service. A bill of lading (BL or BoL) is a legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper that presents the type, quantity, and destination of the goods being shipped. Note that the BL is a legally binding contract between you and the moving company.
- Order for Service – Upon successfully hiring a mover, they’ll provide you with an order for service. This is an acknowledgment that you’ve committed to using their services, and as such, it should list which services you’re getting, as well as relevant information like the weight of the shipment, the origin and destination address, and the pickup and delivery dates.
Tiger Moving & Storage offers top notch moving, packing and storage services to help you ensure a hassle-free move. If you’re interested in hiring our services, simply call us at (888) 384-7636 or complete our contact form.