Moving Checklist

Before You Move

  • Obtain the bochure 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 documentes 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 tha house to make certain nothing has been left behind.

Delivery 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 documentes 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 tha house to make certain nothing has been left behind.