Tips to Manage That Moving Day Stress

Moving to a new home carries with it all sorts of emotions, from excitement to overwhelming stress. There’s so much to do, so many things to think about and so much to pack. So we thought we’d help simplify your move with a quick set of 11 tips to help you as you transition from one home to another.

MAKE A LIST. CHECK IT… CONSTANTLY.

A novel concept, to be sure. Feel free to use our tips as a starting place. But we can’t overstate how helpful a list can be. First of all, it can help relieve all those overbearing thoughts in your head—getting them out and on paper is stress relief in itself. Take it a step further and turn your list of to-dos into a calendar with assignments for family members. A list is a great way to keep yourself from forgetting the important things that need to be done in the final stages before you make your move.

SCHEDULE DISCONNECT TIMES FOR UTILITIES

Speaking of forgetting important things, you surely won’t want to be paying for things you aren’t using after you move. So be sure to schedule those dates for your utility companies to shut off electricity and/or gas, cable or satellite, and internet services.

SCHEDULE UTILITIES FOR YOUR NEW HOME

Nothing is more inconvenient than having to wait for working WiFi in your new home. Except maybe your electricity, but chances are you won’t forget to handle that. Whatever the case, be sure to have all your utility accounts scheduled and ready to go by the time your moving day arrives.

SHOP AROUND!

Moving can be a significant expense, so make sure you shop around for the best prices from moving companies in your area. Abba Movers offers a free moving cost calculator on our website. Just fill out our form and you’ll get a quote instantly in your email inbox!

HEAVY ITEMS -> SMALL BOXES

This might be the most important item on this list. You don’t want to empty your bookshelf into large cardboard boxes. The weight will be too much to bear—literally. Save your backs, or the backs of your moving crew, and pack your heavier items into smaller boxes.

CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS

This can be an easy one to overlook. We recommend changing your address with the United States Postal Service a week before you are scheduled to move to your new home.

LABEL YOUR BOXES

And label them smartly! Be as descriptive as possible with your box labels. Color code with Post-it notes if you have to. And be sure to include not only what is in the boxes, but what room the box is going to in your new home. This can speed up your unpacking process and also help out your moving crew.

REKEY YOUR NEW HOME

This is strictly for safety’s sake. There’s no telling who has a key to a house someone else has lived in for months, years, or possibly decades. Rekey all exterior doors on your house once you’re moved in for a little peace of mind.

NOT ALL BOXES ARE CARDBOARD BOXES

Don’t limit yourself to packing things in cardboard boxes. Be creative! After all, you have to move your luggage too. And those duffle bags, empty storage bins, and Tupperware. Make the most of that empty space and fill those items with appropriate items, like clothes in your suitcases and silverware and bag clips in your Tupperware.

MOVE SMALLER, IMPORTANT ITEMS YOURSELF

Even if you’re using a moving company, there are certain items you may want to move yourself. If you can drive to your new home rather quickly, consider taking a load of things over the day before your movers are scheduled. Include items like your important documents, toiletries, and towels for the bathroom, as well as clothes and pajamas for a day or two. Think about the things you don’t want to be searching for in piles of boxes while you’re exhausted. Having each family member in charge of their own overnight bag is a good start.

GET RID OF THINGS YOU DON’T NEED

A small decluttering session can go a long way. After all, you won’t have to move what you aren’t keeping. As you prepare to pack for moving day, it can help to be particular about what you actually plan to take along with you. For items still in good enough condition for someone else to use, consider donating to local non-profits or domestic abuse shelters. You can schedule donation pickups with local non-profits for larger items, or drop off smaller items yourself. And remember to save those donation receipts. You’ll thank yourself come tax time.

 

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Abba Movers LLC Terms & Conditions

Note: By booking a move with us, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. Please read and print these terms and conditions for your records.

Abba Movers LLC, a Louisiana limited liability company (the “Company”, “we” or “our”), owns and operates AbbaMovers.com (the “Website”). The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” mean the Company. The terms “you” and “your” mean you.

The following terms and conditions apply to your use of the Website and the moving services we provide (the “Services”). Your use of the Website or scheduling of the Services binds you to these terms and conditions. You must discontinue your use of the Website or not engage the Company for the Services if you do not agree to these terms and conditions.

Applicability and Merger:

These terms and conditions apply to all written statements of work, approved estimates, work orders, and other agreements regarding the Services, and collectively with such writings, comprise all terms and conditions applicable to your use of the Website and other relations with the Company (collectively, the “Terms”). Any oral agreements or terms discussed which are not expressly stated in the Terms are not binding.

Booking and Payments:

You may book Services with the Company via the Website, phone, or email with a $100 deposit required at the time of booking.

The accuracy of our price quotes and time estimates depends on the accuracy of the information you provide us when you engage us to perform the Services. You shall be fully responsible for any increase in price quotes or time estimates if the information you provide us is not accurate.

All Services shall be billed on a per hour charge as stated in a separate statement of work, estimate, or work order. Amounts charged per hour shall be rounded to the nearest quarter hour and billed accordingly.

You agree to pay for all Services per the terms of any authorized work orders or other written agreements between you and the Company. Payment is immediately due in full upon completion of the Services. You shall pay our crew leader on-site immediately after the Services are completed. We accept cash, check, debit, or credit card.

If you pay for Services by check and the check does not clear for any reason, that you hereby agree to pay a $50.00 late fee. If you do not pay for the Services in full on-site immediately after the Services are completed, you shall pay the outstanding balance in full within seven (7) days. You agree to pay pay an additional $55.00 service fee if full payment is not received within seven (7) days after completion of the Services. We will submit all unpaid balances to a collection agency if full payment of the outstanding balance is not received within seven (7) days.

You shall pay all reasonable costs, expenses, and attorney fees for collection of unpaid balances. You shall incur a liquidated damages fee of $5,000 if we file a lawsuit or other legal action to collect an unpaid balance.

Insurance (Full-Service Moves):

We will provide you free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound subject to these Terms and the terms and conditions of the insurance carrier in place on the date(s) we provide the Services.

You may elect to purchase Additional Declared Valuation Coverage, which covers repair or replacement of your items that may be damaged during the move, for an additional premium. If you elect to purchase Additional Declared Valuation Coverage, you must email us at least one day prior to your move at info@abbamovers.com, declare the value of your shipment, and state in writing that you want to purchase said coverage. If we do not receive written confirmation at least one (1) day prior to your move, then your belongings shall be covered by our free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound.

Items inside a box which are damaged during the moving process will not be covered by our insurance if our team did not pack such items in the box.

Subject to the Terms, if any article is lost, destroyed, or damaged while in the Abba’s custody, then we will, in our sole discretion, either: (1) repair the article to the extent necessary to restore it to the same condition as when it was received by us, or pay you the cost of such repairs; (2) replace the article with an article of like kind and quality, or (3) pay you for the cost of such replacement, subject to our terms and conditions.

We charge a non-refundable premium of $30 per $1,000 for the Declared Valuation of your Shipment. For example, if you declare a valuation of $40,000 for your shipment, a non refundable premium of $1,200 would be added to your final invoice ($30 x 40).

Insurance (Labor-Only Moves):

We will provide you free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound subject to these Terms and the terms and conditions of the insurance carrier in place on the date(s) we provide the Services. Such coverage is valid for the duration of the loading and/or unloading process only.

Items inside a box which are damaged during the moving process will not be covered by our insurance if our team did not pack such items in the box.

The free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage does not cover damage to items incurred during transit in a vehicle, on a trailer, or in a portable storage container you or a third party provide, and we shall not be responsible for reimbursement of any such damage incurred.

Additional Declared Valuation Coverage is not offered for Labor Only Moves.

Cancellations:

You may cancel scheduled Services only via email to info@abbamovers.com or telephone at (225) 384-6683 or (504) 450-4959.

You must notify us of cancellation more than three (3) days prior to the date of the scheduled Services to cancel the Services and receive your deposit refund. We reserve the right to keep your deposit or refuse to provide the Services if you cancel the scheduled Services less than three (3) days prior to scheduled date of the Services.

Termination:

We may terminate or suspend access to our Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and fee imposition and collection terms stated herein.

Privacy Policy:

We shall keep private any credit card, banking, and account information collected to process payments.

No Liabilities for The Website:

You agree that the Website is not responsible for any liabilities that may arise out of the use of the information on the Website. You agree that the Company, its owners, agents, and assigns are not responsible for any harm of any kind that may occur due to your use of the Website.

Service Warranty Disclaimer:

Your use of the Services is at your sole risk. The Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Services are provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or course of performance.

Exceptions:

The disclaimers stated herein shall not limit any warranty that would be unlawful to exclude or limit.

Limitation of Liability:

The Company’s aggregate monetary liability for violations of these Terms or otherwise in relation to the Services shall not exceed the amount equal to the total amount you pay the Company. This limitation of liability shall not limit any losses which would be or are covered by insurance.

Waiver:

You hereby waive and release all claims of any kind against the Company’s owners, officers and employees in any way related to this Website or the Services.

Unenforceable Provisions:

Any provision herein which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be so only as to such jurisdiction and only to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability. All the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable.

Right to Change without Notice:

We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms at our sole discretion with or without notice to you. You agree that it is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically to note any changes. Any changes to payment or penalty policies shall apply only after such changes have been published on the Website. The most recent date of publication and effectiveness of these Terms is 05/30/23.

Abba Movers LLC

abbamovers.com

Terms of Service(Required)

Abba Movers LLC Terms & Conditions

Note: By booking a move with us, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. Please read and print these terms and conditions for your records.

Abba Movers LLC, a Louisiana limited liability company (the “Company”, “we” or “our”), owns and operates AbbaMovers.com (the “Website”). The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” mean the Company. The terms “you” and “your” mean you.

The following terms and conditions apply to your use of the Website and the moving services we provide (the “Services”). Your use of the Website or scheduling of the Services binds you to these terms and conditions. You must discontinue your use of the Website or not engage the Company for the Services if you do not agree to these terms and conditions.

Applicability and Merger:

These terms and conditions apply to all written statements of work, approved estimates, work orders, and other agreements regarding the Services, and collectively with such writings, comprise all terms and conditions applicable to your use of the Website and other relations with the Company (collectively, the “Terms”). Any oral agreements or terms discussed which are not expressly stated in the Terms are not binding.

Booking and Payments:

You may book Services with the Company via the Website, phone, or email with a $100 deposit required at the time of booking.

The accuracy of our price quotes and time estimates depends on the accuracy of the information you provide us when you engage us to perform the Services. You shall be fully responsible for any increase in price quotes or time estimates if the information you provide us is not accurate.

All Services shall be billed on a per hour charge as stated in a separate statement of work, estimate, or work order. Amounts charged per hour shall be rounded to the nearest quarter hour and billed accordingly.

You agree to pay for all Services per the terms of any authorized work orders or other written agreements between you and the Company. Payment is immediately due in full upon completion of the Services. You shall pay our crew leader on-site immediately after the Services are completed. We accept cash, check, debit, or credit card.

If you pay for Services by check and the check does not clear for any reason, that you hereby agree to pay a $50.00 late fee. If you do not pay for the Services in full on-site immediately after the Services are completed, you shall pay the outstanding balance in full within seven (7) days. You agree to pay pay an additional $55.00 service fee if full payment is not received within seven (7) days after completion of the Services. We will submit all unpaid balances to a collection agency if full payment of the outstanding balance is not received within seven (7) days.

You shall pay all reasonable costs, expenses, and attorney fees for collection of unpaid balances. You shall incur a liquidated damages fee of $5,000 if we file a lawsuit or other legal action to collect an unpaid balance.

Insurance (Full-Service Moves):

We will provide you free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound subject to these Terms and the terms and conditions of the insurance carrier in place on the date(s) we provide the Services.

You may elect to purchase Additional Declared Valuation Coverage, which covers repair or replacement of your items that may be damaged during the move, for an additional premium. If you elect to purchase Additional Declared Valuation Coverage, you must email us at least one day prior to your move at info@abbamovers.com, declare the value of your shipment, and state in writing that you want to purchase said coverage. If we do not receive written confirmation at least one (1) day prior to your move, then your belongings shall be covered by our free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound.

Items inside a box which are damaged during the moving process will not be covered by our insurance if our team did not pack such items in the box.

Subject to the Terms, if any article is lost, destroyed, or damaged while in the Abba’s custody, then we will, in our sole discretion, either: (1) repair the article to the extent necessary to restore it to the same condition as when it was received by us, or pay you the cost of such repairs; (2) replace the article with an article of like kind and quality, or (3) pay you for the cost of such replacement, subject to our terms and conditions.

We charge a non-refundable premium of $30 per $1,000 for the Declared Valuation of your Shipment. For example, if you declare a valuation of $40,000 for your shipment, a non refundable premium of $1,200 would be added to your final invoice ($30 x 40).

Insurance (Labor-Only Moves):

We will provide you free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage of $0.60 cents per pound subject to these Terms and the terms and conditions of the insurance carrier in place on the date(s) we provide the Services. Such coverage is valid for the duration of the loading and/or unloading process only.

Items inside a box which are damaged during the moving process will not be covered by our insurance if our team did not pack such items in the box.

The free Standard Valuation Insurance Coverage does not cover damage to items incurred during transit in a vehicle, on a trailer, or in a portable storage container you or a third party provide, and we shall not be responsible for reimbursement of any such damage incurred.

Additional Declared Valuation Coverage is not offered for Labor Only Moves.

Cancellations:

You may cancel scheduled Services only via email to info@abbamovers.com or telephone at (225) 384-6683 or (504) 450-4959.

You must notify us of cancellation more than three (3) days prior to the date of the scheduled Services to cancel the Services and receive your deposit refund. We reserve the right to keep your deposit or refuse to provide the Services if you cancel the scheduled Services less than three (3) days prior to scheduled date of the Services.

Termination:

We may terminate or suspend access to our Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and fee imposition and collection terms stated herein.

Privacy Policy:

We shall keep private any credit card, banking, and account information collected to process payments.

No Liabilities for The Website:

You agree that the Website is not responsible for any liabilities that may arise out of the use of the information on the Website. You agree that the Company, its owners, agents, and assigns are not responsible for any harm of any kind that may occur due to your use of the Website.

Service Warranty Disclaimer:

Your use of the Services is at your sole risk. The Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Services are provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or course of performance.

Exceptions:

The disclaimers stated herein shall not limit any warranty that would be unlawful to exclude or limit.

Limitation of Liability:

The Company’s aggregate monetary liability for violations of these Terms or otherwise in relation to the Services shall not exceed the amount equal to the total amount you pay the Company. This limitation of liability shall not limit any losses which would be or are covered by insurance.

Waiver:

You hereby waive and release all claims of any kind against the Company’s owners, officers and employees in any way related to this Website or the Services.

Unenforceable Provisions:

Any provision herein which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be so only as to such jurisdiction and only to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability. All the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable.

Right to Change without Notice:

We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms at our sole discretion with or without notice to you. You agree that it is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically to note any changes. Any changes to payment or penalty policies shall apply only after such changes have been published on the Website. The most recent date of publication and effectiveness of these Terms is 05/30/23.

Abba Movers LLC

abbamovers.com

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