Sometimes it can be difficult to understand moving jargon, which is why we have put together 12 moving terms that are important for you to know prior to your move!
Additional services — services that may result in additional charges, that are needed either per your request or building regulations; like packing, unpacking, and appliance servicing.
Appliance dolly — a special dolly with straps to help load and unload large items like appliances and oversized furniture
Bill of Lading — the contract between the mover and the customer that also acts as a receipt (it’s important to understand everything on the bill of lading before you sign it.)
Full-replacement value coverage — the amount of money to purchase a new replacement for a damaged item regardless of the age of the item (Most valuation policies require the entire load be covered — not just specific items. Ask your carrier for terms.)
Inventory — the detailed descriptive list of your household goods showing the quantity and condition of each item.
Interprovincial move — any move that crosses a provincial boundary, regardless of the number of miles.
Intraprovincial move — a move within a provincial boundary.
Packing service — many full-service movers provide customers the option of having all of their possessions packed before the move and later unpacked at the destination.