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How to Prepare for a WINTER MOVE!

There are some nice advantages to winter moving—like lower rates and readily available moving dates—however, there’s a reason why some people prefer summer moving. Some difficulties to expect include freezing temperatures, less daylight, slippery walkways and muddy floors. If you find yourself having to move during the winter, you may take comfort in knowing that there are experts (STAR International Movers) out there with the know-how to get the job done painlessly!  Winter moving is less than ideal, but with the right attitude—and the right resources—you might even enjoy the experience!  Most moving challenges are the same across the board, no matter when you choose to move. You must pack, load, deliver, and unload your valuables while staying on a tight schedule and budget. Challenges unique to the winter season mostly surround unpredictable or uncomfortable weather conditions, and you can prepare for most of these problems rather simply. Here’s how: FLOOR PROTECTION You…

Should I purchase replacement value transit insurance?

Yes, this is a wise decision. Even the best movers in the world have moves that experience loss or damage. We do so with much less frequency than less experienced movers, but no mover is 100 % claim free. Moving has risks and insurance coverage minimizes those risks. Moving heavy odd shaped furniture around tight corners, up & down narrow stairways, in and out of trucks/containers, down rough roads, on & off ocean vessels comes with inherent dangers. Humans are also performing the bulk of this work and all humans are fallible & prone to error on occasion. Assumptions that are often made are that movers have insurance coverage built into the move cost or that movers already have an insurance policy that covers any damages that occur. Movers only have a limited liability coverage of $0.60 per pound per article that comes with each move free of charge. However,…