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Burlap - wrapping material used for rough items (i.e. garden tools). Burning a pad - term used to describe the action of placing a folded or rolled up pad securely into an open space to prevent movement. Cwt. - this abbreviation stands for the rate or charge...

As with any industry, mover's have there own abbreviations for regular daily activities. Here are a few to familiarize yourself with. C.D. - Carrier Disassembled C.O.D. - Cash On Delivery Cwt. - this abbreviation stands for the rate or charge per 100 pounds. D.A. - Destination Agent D.S.I.T. - Destination...

  "Glossary of terms"   Bill of Lading - the receipt for your goods and the contract for their transportation. Binding Estimate - an agreement made in advance with your mover, which guarantees the total cost of the move based upon the quantities and services shown on the estimate. Booking...

  "Crating- When a box just isn't enough."   Some items we move can't fit in a box, are too fragile or are far too valuable.  So what is the best way to move ("Ship") these types of items?? Crating- wood framed container built to the specific dimensions of 1...

  "Important things to know when moving."   Here are a few important points to be aware of when moving: Movers must provide a written estimate. Binding estimates are an option. Non-Binding estimates are not always accurate. It is possible the actual charges may exceed the estimated amount. You can always request guaranteed pickup and/or...

  "Comparing Apples and Oranges"  Why are all of my estimates so different? This is a loaded question. The first thing we need to look at is did these estimates all come from the same caliber moving company? There can be a great disparity in the service level and integrity...