We suggest that you call 45 to 60 days prior to your anticipated moving dates. This is especially important if you plan to move during the busy months of June, July or August or during the last week of any month. When you call, we will arrange for an in-home inspection, which will help us estimate the cost of your move.
The cost is determined by factoring the weight of your household goods, the distance of the move and any additional services needed or requested.
We strongly suggest that you be available during all stages of your move. It is important for you to be nearby to answer any questions the driver and crew may have. Most importantly, you must be present during the loading and unloading process to assist with the inventory process. You will be asked to review and sign the inventory agreeing with all conditions noted, and participate in checking off the items listed on the inventory as they are unloaded.
Yes. The inventory sheet is a very important document, so take the time to read it over carefully. Make sure that everything is listed and that you understand and agree with any notations concerning the pre-existing condition of your belongings.
Coakley offers storage solution to meet your moving and storage needs. Whether you need in-transition or short-term storage during a move, long-term storage for a renovation, de-cluttering/staging project, or simply some extra space for home or business files, furniture or equipment, we can help.
Your belongings will be covered against loss and damage in accordance with your selection of transit protection prior to loading. You will be asked to enter a released value on the controlling document called the Bill of Lading. You will choose the appropriate maximum valuation amount, along with any deductible you may choose. To avoid additional charges, you must agree that if articles are lost or damaged, Coakley Brothers’s liability will not exceed $0.60 per pound for the actual weight of any lost or damaged articles.
Coakley Brothers’ maximum liability shall be one of the following:
As soon as you know that you are moving overseas, you will want to consider separating your belongings into different categories: items to be sold, stored, given away, thrown away, moved by sea, or moved by air. Have a clear idea about these categories before completing a pre-move survey. Make sure to pay special care to important items such as travel papers, passports, medical documentation and medications, records, family heirlooms, and valuables.
All loose items must be packed in boxes to prevent loss or damage. It is recommended that you pack all items and leave the drawers empty.
Ask family and friends, and local real estate agents for recommendations. There are also review sites online that provide real-people stories of various companies.
Experts suggest making the beds first. Pull the sheets out of the pre-marked ‘unpack first’ box. This way when you are tired from other unpacking you can head to bed quickly.