After the move, you might be confused with what to do about the truckload of boxes in your front yard. This is why an initial plan is necessary if you don’t want to get stressed on what to do before, during, and after a move.
Here are essential tips on what you must do after your items are transported.
Pay Moving Costs
After delivery, you must of course pay the expert removalists. With the costs presented by the movers, you have to review each, making sure that everything is relevant and that there are no questionable areas. Feel free to ask them questions if there are charges you find doubtful.
All receipts and documentations relevant to your move must be kept in a secure place. You should have receipts at hand and a copy of your Bill of Lading. You can make these documents your evidence and reference if spot any shortcomings from the part of the movers you hired. Losing these documents could be detrimental since that could give the movers an out if they don’t want to honour your claims.
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Take Out Your Inventory List
You must secure a copy of the item inventory list agreed upon by you and your movers. With this, the movers will know what items are supposed to be transported. After the move and you’re conducting item inspection, the inventory list will allow you to easily account for everything.
When your items are delivered, you have to unpack them from the moving boxes. If you have so many possessions it might take more than a day to unpack everything. It might even take days or even a week! If this is the case, you should start with the essentials. If you’ve classified your stuff by room or by purpose, it would make the process so much easier. Along with the essentials like cutlery and night clothes, you also should unpack your kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom items. You’ll be more comfortable and functional in the following days with these things unpacked first.
Check for Damaged or Lost Items
When you unpack, you must inspect your things closely at the same time. Make a list of the items that are damaged during transit. After inspection, immediately notify your removal company about it. Fragile items are usually the ones easily damaged like electronics equipment and appliances. That’s why you have to unpackthese items (along with the bare essentials) soon after arrival.
Claim Insurance for Damaged Items
If your items are insured before the move, then you have the right to complain for damaged or lost items. When you contact your removalist, explain clearly your concern and ask them for a reimbursement for the damaged or lost goods. If they won’t respond immediately you can send a fax or mail a letter. If they are still apathetic about the whole thing, then you an begin to take legal action.