5 Tips for Preparing for Professional Movers


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Have Cash for Tips

The movers have been schlepping your stuff all day, and if you have a long-distance move, the process is just beginning. They may have a long drive ahead of them to your new house, or they might need to pack several households' belongings into a large semi trailer and make several stops on a cross-country trip. Any way you pack it, moving's a tough job, so have some cash on hand to show that you appreciate their hard work, especially if they do a quick, thorough job of taking care of your belongings.

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  • Levesque, Sidney. "Tips for a successful move: Cheaper isn't always better" Jan. 3, 2012. (Jan. 27, 2012) http://www.reporternews.com/news/2012/jan/03/tips-for-a-succsessful-move-cheaper-isnt-always/
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