Once you've picked up your shipment or had it delivered to your new home, make sure you're not missing anything. You should have your inventory list handy and check off each box or item as the movers bring it in to your home.
In addition to making sure nothing is missing, its important to make sure your stuff isn't damaged. Be sure to check your belongings for any noticeable dents and scratches. How long were things sitting in a container? 3 months? 6 months? Be sure to sort through your clothing to ensure there are no holes from moths. Check your contract because there is usually a clause about how much time you have to claim damaged property.
Some movers will also unpack your things and assemble any furniture that was disassembled for transport, such as a bed frame. Additionally, the movers may remove the packing materials. You should verify if these services are included when reviewing quotes.
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