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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6912 Williamsgate Blvd, Crestwood, KY 40014

Welcome to 6912 Williamsgate Blvd, a stunning, 2.5-year-old home in the Williamsgate neighborhood. This 1.5 story home in Crestwood is an original Ball Homes product is a modified “Jackson” plan with plenty of upgrades. In ...  Read More

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10904 Rock Ridge Pl, Louisville, KY 40241

Welcome to 10904 Rock Ridge Place in the prestigious Rock Springs neighborhood. This new home (built in October 2015) would fit many people's description of a dream home. Every upgrade you could ever dream of can be found in the home, starting with ...  Read More

 
10 musts when moving to or from Louisville, KY

 1) HAVE A PLAN

• This diminishes STRESS!
• Have a MOVING CHECK LIST.
• CHECK off each task when completed.
• Start a checklist as early as 45-60 days prior to the move.

2) HIRE A QUALIFIED REPUTABLE MOVER     

• Check out the company’s licenses, credentials, and track record. Ask friends and family for recommendations.  Check with the Better Business Bureau in Louisville KY.
• Check with the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) to see if your mover is a ProMover. ProMovers have met stringent criteria in order to make the list. 
• Skip Pricing Estimates over the phone. Get in-home estimates.
• AVOID movers who ask for deposits or down payments, especially if they ask for them in cash.

3) SET A BUDGET

• There is more to than home buying and moving costs when relocating. Calculate transportation, meals, and lodging. 
• If STORAGE is required until you get into your new home, you will want to find out the costs and liability differences between self-storage or storage in the moving companies facility. 
• SAVE RECEIPTS! If relocating for a new full-time job and more than 50 miles from your home you can deduct the cost of packing, transporting, and storage (Storage up to 30 days).

4) UNDERSTAND PACKING: 

• Utilize proper packing materials (Discuss this with your Moving Consultant). 
• Label your boxes properly: NAME, ITEMS packed, ROOM that box will be moved to at destination, 
• Know what household goods items can’t be moved on a moving truck: flammables, plants, and perishables.
• Pack a “Moving Survival” kit. Examples: Medications, toiletries, toilet paper for destination 1st day in your new home) extra light bulbs, tape measure (comes in handy to see if certain furniture will fit properly in a room), hammer, nails etc.  Take this kit with you or mark the first box to come off the van and show this personally to the driver.
• You are responsible for transporting valuable and irreplaceable items: coin collections, heirloom jewelry and “important” documents. Moving companies do not insure these items.
• Less Stress: Pack a few boxes each day starting a couple weeks before move date if you choose to self-pack.

5) UNDERSTAND Insurance Options = VALUATION in Moving Company terms

• Basic Liability which comes automatic with each move pays only $.60 per pound for damaged goods.
• Full Replacement Coverage is an additional cost. Ask your mover.

6) SHARE ALL MOVING PLAN DETAILS with your MOVING COMPANY

• This way, there are no surprise costs. The household items that are loaded on a
truck are what you pay for. 
• Any add-ons on moving day are newly calculated charges to your invoice.

7) CHECK OFF your INVENTORY at Destination!!

• The driver will provide you with a “Bingo” type inventory form. Each item he takes off the truck will have sticker number on it that will match a number on your bingo sheet. CHECK IT OFF!

8) PETS MOVING? 

• Make early arrangements. Look for pet-friendly lodging.
• Flying? You will need to make flight arrangements up to 3-4 months prior to the move date. Airlines have limited flights that will transport pets.
• Discuss with your veterinarian that you transporting your pet by air.

9) DO YOURSELF a BIG FAVOR-Don’t Move items you don’t need or use! 

• Do Not Be a Pack Rat…time to clean house!
• Cleaning house saves you $$$$$!
• Have a garage sale, sell items on Craig's List, etc.

10) TIME YOUR MOVE…SUMMER is the least Flexible time for all movers.

• Discuss dates as soon as you know when you want to move. Book well in advance!

References: Mary Ann Colton with A. Arnold Moving Company