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List of important moving documents

When it comes to changing homes, there are several important moving documents and forms to keep track of. When you hire professional interstate movers NJ, gather all copies of these documents in a moving binder. Of course, we are here to helps you understand everything. What exactly are these important moving documents and relocation forms? Let’s dive in before you start organizing everything. To help you out, we’ve gathered a list of the most essential moving documents, forms, and receipts. Read on below and benefit from our knowledge. Best of luck and have a happy relocation!

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When hiring a moving company, you should receive a copy of the order for service for your shipment.

Moving estimate

Once a moving company has surveyed your belongings, either in-person or through video, they will send you a written estimate or quote for your move. Typically, a moving estimate includes transportation charges, labor, packing services, storage NJ options, insurance, and any other additional services. Before agreeing to an estimate though, be sure to check the specific type of moving estimate your mover has sent you.

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Once the movers have evaluated your inventory, they will issue you a descriptive inventory form

There are three types of estimates

  • Non-binding estimateThis type of estimate is subject to change depending on the actual weight of the move. In general, we do not recommend a non-binding estimate. Why? Your items may end up weighing more than you originally thought (and they almost always do). Then you will be responsible for paying the high bill.
  • Binding estimate – A binding estimate is a flat rate price based on your shipment’s amount of weight. It is not flexible. Even if the items end up weighing more or less than you originally estimated. If you agree to a binding estimate, then you will pay exactly what your original quote was. Regardless of the shipment’s final weight.
  • Binding not-to-exceed estimate – This type of a moving document is the most customer-friendly. Your movers and packers will give you an estimated cost based on your belongings. If the actual weight ends up being more than estimated, you won’t be charged for the additional costs. If the final weight is less than initially estimated, you will only pay for the actual cost of shipping. In other words, they will pay less than originally estimated.
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Your mover should provide you with a copy of the “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” pamphlet as well as a copy of the official Ready to Move Brochure.

List of Important Moving Documents: Bill of Lading

If you book a professional moving service to handle your relocation, the bill of lading will be one of the most important moving documents you’ll receive. A bill of lading is a legally binding contract between you and the moving company. The contents of the bill of lading should align with those on the order for service. It is a receipt of sorts that contains all items included in the shipment, as well as your moving rate, payment method, origin and destination, insurance information and mover information.

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