Moving with Your Pets.

If moving by plane, many airlines allow pets aboard their flights, but some are more pet friendly than others. Compare the policies and requirements of airlines flying to your destination. Typically if your dog or cat is small enough to fit under the seat and inside...
Preparing For Your Move, Part 7.

Preparing For Your Move, Part 7.

Preventing Delivery Blackmail. Be prepared for a demand for extra money by the mover when you reach your destination. Although rare, this problem occurred with enough frequency that Arizona passed a unlawful moving practices statute. The law prevents movers from...
Preparing For Your Move, Part 6.

Preparing For Your Move, Part 6.

Insurance. In this series of blogs (the last was Part 5, Moving Day Tips) I’ve discussed what you should do to make the process go smoothly. One thing to consider is “insurance”. Moving insurance isn’t actually insurance. Instead, moving companies have an extra cost...
Preparing For Your Move, Part 5.

Preparing For Your Move, Part 5.

Moving Day Tips. Color Code: As well as labeling, assign each room a color and use coordinating colored duct tape on the top and sides of boxes so that they can be identified when stacked. Fill Space: To prevent damage, use socks or rags to fill in ‘dead air’...
Preparing For Your Move, Part 4.

Preparing For Your Move, Part 4.

Things Not to Pack. Federal law bans moving companies from transporting “hazardous materials”. They also will refuse propane and oxygen tanks, weed killer and pesticides, gasoline tanks, ammunition, batteries, charcoal, pool chemicals, liquid bleach and nail polish....
Preparing For Your Move, Part 3.

Preparing For Your Move, Part 3.

The ‘Not to Exceed’ Estimate. When you ask the mover to provide an opinion of the cost, one option is a ‘Binding Not-to-Exceed’ estimate. With this type of estimate, if your actual weight is more than the written estimate, you’ll pay for only the...