Household Moving

Written by Rachel Pearl
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Household moving may never be pleasant, but it can be a reasonably straightforward experience for those who do it properly. Doing it properly means carefully evaluating several potential moving companies before making a decision. It means consulting DOT numbers, individual references, and other sources of information that can verify that you have chosen a reputable moving company.

Why all this hassle? Moving can be a notoriously rough experience. Most of this stems from the fact that household movers can basically do whatever they want because once they have your belongings, you are at their mercy. Any number of consumer advocacy and moving scam web sites attest to this fact.

Steps to Household Moving
So how you do ensure that your household moving goes as planned? You research each company thoroughly. Remember that any old boiler room operation can set up a web site; you need objective facts before you can begin. Make sure that every company you consider can provide you with a Department of Transportation number (DOT), and that you check it out in the federal database.

This database lets you know if they have "common authority," which basically means that they have the certification necessary to conduct the move. It also lets you know whether they have permits for intra- and interstate moving, and provides an actual inventory of the types of good they are permitted to transport. Most important, it allows you to see whether any revocations are currently pending, which in turn gives you a sense of the company's current standing.


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Oh my word!!! I LOVE this!!! First of all, Sasha CRACKS ME UP! I love her spiciness. She is so funny.Secondly, how cute is Ollie's mop top??? He kinda needs a hauicrt Shana but I love how cute he is. And I love how it is sticking straight up!!! And tell him my favorite color is green and I love his cookie man.And then there is beautiful Snophie Lu. She is just as precious as can be and such a big sister!I know this is such an exciting day for y'all. I am one of the few people that can really know what you are going through because we did the same thing no reason, no transfer but for the same reasons you did. And I have never ever regretted it not for one second. We met new lifelong friends in VA *(As you will in TN). The kids got to experience living in a small town versus our big city and they experienced so many more things. We did end up moving back (4 years later) but we never saw that as a failure. Rather it was time to move again.You have my heartfelt prayers and 100% support. If you need a shoulder, I am always here and you know that:)Lots of love,Kim