What To Get Moving On When You’re Not [Yet] Moving

Moving tips articles are often packed with advice on how to acquire an arsenal of boxes or make the most use of space, but we’re going to shy away from the traditional this time around. Instead, let’s focus on those moving-related things you can take care of before you gather up your knickknacks or even lift one piece of furniture.

Your Home

Do Your Homework
This goes without saying, but not all moving companies are created equal. Be sure to do your research on both moving costs and customer reviews. At Abba Movers, we provide a free moving cost calculator to be upfront about the moving costs you can expect.

Get Moving On Where You’re Going
You’re moving, and there are plenty of folks that will need to know that. First things first, either head to your local post office or go online to change your mailing address and possibly forward your mail at the same time.

Utility Player
Once you have a moving date, you’ll need to be sure you have your utilities set up at your new home—and shut off at your current residence. So make a plan to have the services in the list below installed where you’re going and disconnected where you’re leaving.

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Internet
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Waste Services

Get Off My Lawn
Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh. But if you’re moving, you’re going to need to end some agreements—or transfer if you’re moving nearby—with service providers like landscaping, housekeeping, pool maintenance, and termite/pest control agencies. Be sure to ask for recommendations from your current provider if you need new service at your new home.

Your Health and Future

Know Where You Go
You’ve changed your address already (right?) but there’s still plenty left to do. Prioritize getting in touch with financial and health-related institutions to let them know where you’re going to end up. In some cases, you may need to transfer or switch to new providers. We recommend updating your address with the following places (and you may be able to do so online in some cases):

Your Kids and Pets

Do Your Homework
If you have kids that are school-age, it’s time to start researching schools in your new community—unless you’ve done that already. Let’s be honest—many parents pick their new home location based on the education opportunities in the area. But in the case that you haven’t already, do the work. You can take advantage of online tools like GreatSchools to help you make an informed decision. And once you do, don’t forget to get in touch with school officials so you can begin the enrollment process for your children.

Furry Friend Focus
If you’re moving far enough away, it’s possible you’ll need to switch veterinarians for your house pets. Make sure to contact your vet to get your hands on any pertinent pet medical records or active prescriptions. Your vet might even have a recommendation for a veterinarian in your new community. At the very least, you can update your address with your vet if you’re staying close enough to continue using their services. Speaking of changing addresses—yes, yes, it’s a theme; you are moving after all—don’t forget to get new tags and update any microchip information for your doggos and felines.

Set Your Sitters
Depending on the distance and level of complication that come with your particular move, you may be considering seeking out child care on moving day. Get ahead of the game and reach out to family, friends, or your usual babysitter to look after your kiddos while you do the heavy lifting. You may also need to get your pets out of the way for a day or two. If friends or family can’t help out, consider pet sitter services like Rover to accommodate your furry friends while you get your move on.

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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

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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