A geeky girl living in the big city, making her way, the only way she knows how... no wait, that's The Dukes of Hazzard. Who am I again? Oh yeah, a pop culture obsessed writer, publishing person, and occasional nerd. And I'm getting married. I talk about that, too.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Who Knew?

There was this much to worry about? I'm doing lots of research, but in the meantime, if anyone's had especially good or bad experiences with interstate movers, please let me know.



Blogger ***Dave said...

It's probably better to look for a good recommendation than warnings against bad.

My biggest suggestions:

1. Drive anything that is too valuable to be lost or broken with you personally. If that means renting a car or van to come out here, it's cheap at twice the price.

2. Anything of value you actually move-move, take pictures of it first.

3. Inventory everything you pack.

4. Movers will break things. Thus #1. It's a shame, but that's the way it is.

4.5 Assume that any box the movers will take away will be rolled down a ramp and tossed up onto the top of a huge stack, with another huge stack on top of it. Contents should be appropriately padded/shielded (otherwise, see #1).

5. Most movers are honest, hardworking folks. Treat them with respect and they'll do good by you.

6. Take pictures of moving boxes when they arrive if there is anything wrong. Take pictures of and record any claims any soon as possible.

We had a number of things that were broken in moving. For the most part, after filing paperwork and all that, we got recompense for most of the stuff. Which didn't really make up for it being trashed, but ...

As a suggestion, though it may see impersonal and goofy, consider having the shipping address for stuff on your wedding registry be out here. Save on moving stuff that has to be shipped anyway.

11/12/2007 10:34 PM


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