Be sure to have every box clearly marked on at least two sides. Know what you have in each box, as well as know what room each box should go in. If possible, try to designate one room in your new home where you can put the majority, if not all of your boxes. In doing this, you ensure that you will have plenty of room to reassemble your beds, and that each room is user ready. After all isn't it much easier to move around in a room without boxes in your way?
Everything you wanted to know about
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Are you wondering how many boxes you may need?
A. Standard Liability: The carrier is only responsible for $0.60 per pound per article. There is no charge for this option. (This option can be selected the day of your relocation). In order to get compensated for the value of your shipment and not for its weight you must choose from the following two options:
B. Declared Lump Sum: The carrier is responsible for the current market value of your item(s) (depreciated value) minus a $250 deductible. For this option the shipper must declare the total of the shipment, with minimum of $1.25 per pound. The carrier's total liability for loss or damage may not exceed the amount the shipper declares as the value of the shipment. The charge for this option (B) will be $10 PER $1000 valuation, with $250 deductible. Example: a shipper transporting 10,000 pounds must purchase coverage at a minimum of $12,500 ($1.25 per pound) with a rate of $10 per $1000 valuation; the charge for this will be $125.00. Carrier will apply depreciation to any claim made under this option.
*** The minimum declared shipment value under declared lump sum (option B), is $7000.00.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Valuation coverage is not insurance. Valuation is a tariff level of carrier liability in the event of loss or damage of your goods while under due course of transit of Brooks Moving. This type of coverage is unique to carriers (movers) alone and therefore it is important for customer to understand what valuation does and does not cover.
Higher valuation applies to all items in transit only and does not apply to items placed in temporary or permanent storage. In such an event the carrier's maximum liability is $.60 per pound per article or according to the shipper's specific storage contract. With a deductible, you assume the first $250 of loss or damage. Depreciation is a factor in determining the value of the lost or damaged item.
Claims are settled via BROOKS MOVING choice by:
a) Repairing the item(s) or
b) paying full cost of repairs (minus any deductible and depreciation) or
c) Paying the current market replacement value of the item (minus any deductible and depreciation).
The day of your relocation be sure to read the “Contract Terms and Conditions” listed on the back of the contract.
Examples of Goods Depreciation for Option B Coverage:
Article Depreciation First Year | Subsequent Years | Total Depreciation
Clothing 30% 10% 75%
Linens 20% 20% 80%
TV (picture tube only) 25% 25% 75%
Furniture (upholstered) 10% 10% 80%
Children's Furniture 20% 20% 80%
Important Note: Valuation coverage is not insurance. Valuation is a tariff level of carriers liability in the event of loss or damage of goods while under due course of transit. This coverage is unique to carriers alone and therefore it is important for the customer to understand what valuation does and does not cover. For more information, consult your contract.
Simply put, you were superb! Thank you so much for moving my mother's piano and sofa to Massachusetts last Friday. The job was professional and courteous in every respect, and adding me to the schedule with less than 24-hour's notice is deeply appreciated. It is a treat to deal with professionals such as yourself and your assistant. Had she been on the scene, Mom would have felt very confident with you moving her prized possession. The expert care you took to handle the piano and sofa was evident at every step of the process. And you're a nice guy, too! I will heartily recommend you whenever the opportunity arises. Thanks so much!
Linda, Kevin & Sam Messier
The movers showed up on time and ready to work. What shocked me most is all 3 men came up to me and my husband and introduced themselves and shook our hands. I thought that was very setteling since we have lived in our home for over 35 years and the whole experience was rather overwhelming. The level of politeness and attitude was very refreshing. Thank you for truly taking the stress out of moving.
Mrs. & Mr. Strong Andover
The movers moved so fast it was amazing!! Great Job well worth the cost!
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Rose Mary Tullian
Great group of movers!! a total pleasure to watch working, very proffessional and efficent!
The Skilliare Family
Your Mover were OUTSTANDING in all respects!! OUTSTANDING says it all!!
The Office person taking my call was awesome!! He rescheduled my appoinmnt serveral times without any complaints.The Guy's,Movers, were VERY polite and did a WONDERFUL job.