How to Protect Your Stuff When Moving Out
Published on Friday, 06 July 2012
Anyone who has recently moved to a new place can tell you many horror stories about their stuff being damaged or lost during the transportation. Many people blame the movers , if anything happens to their stuff, while others find fault with themselves for not being careful enough. If you want to avoid all the problems connected with moving out , you better insure your stuff. What is the best way to protect your belongings during a move out? Truth is, there is only one way - insurance. You have to be very careful when choosing a moving company, because many of them don't offer an insurance . In fact, moving companies that offer an insurance are being regulated by the state, so many of them can provide you only with a protection in the form of Mover's valuation.
If you find yourself in that situation , here is what you have to know about this type of protection. There are two very important things you should remember: What are the different protection plans? What does mover's valuation not cover? When you are hiring movers, you have to sign a contract and if you don't know the difference between valuation and insurance, how will you protect your belongings?
Different Protection Plans
Moving companies can offer you different kinds of valuation , which are at different prices. You have four options to choose from, which are:
Released valuation - the most important thing you should remember about this plan is that it provides very little protection for most of your items. Have in mind this when you are offering a protection plan.
The second type is known as Declared Value. As with the previous protection plan, this also value your items of a per pound basis. The difference here is that you may choose the way of estimate ; your items can be either valued on a per pound basis or the company may a higher per pound rate of protection.
The third type of protection is called Lump Sum Value , which allows you to declare the total value of your belongings. This is a better option, compared with the declared value, because it provides an adequate protection for your belongings.
The last ad also the best option is Full Value Protection. Under this plan the company will cover the cost of repairing the damaged items, or even can pay the whole price of the times. Given that , this is the best option it is also the most expensive one and you have to purchase it in advance.
What does mover's valuation not cover?
Most probably, the moving company will not provide you with an insurance for stuff it did not pack. If you have packed your belongings and you damage some of your items, the company will not pay for them. The company will not be held responsible for damages you have caused while packing. In this case, it is better to let the company pack your belongings.
The company will not also provide you with an insurance for already damaged items and for damages that are not caused by the negligence of the company's employees.
It is very important to have in mind the facts given in this article , so you can really protect your stuff. If you want to have a full protection of your stuff , then you should look for a company, which can provide you with this. Knowing the different types of protection companies are using, it will be easier for you to find the one that best fits your needs and requirements.
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