Moving paperwork explained

Moving is certainly not an easy process on its own, but if you include the paperwork that comes with hiring a moving company, an experience of relocation can be a little bit overwhelming. This can lead to unnecessary moving stress. every kind of paperwork is unpleasant, but it is needed. So, in order to get rid of the moving stress, in this article, you are going to find out some of the basics of moving paperwork.

Moving estimates, what do they mean?

A moving estimate is a great way to find out how much is your relocation going to cost you, roughly. This initial paperwork will help you decide with which moving company you want to make a contract. Different companies have different moving quotes, but that doesn’t mean that hiring the cheapest moving company is a way to go. What often happens is that a moving company that offers an abnormally low price will include some hidden costs that are not immediately apparent. This is why you have to be careful when you’re choosing a moving company for your relocation. If you want to get your own moving quote, go to

What about the inventory?

The inventory is an important piece of paperwork that can help you file a claim if some of your stuff is damaged or lost. Simply put, the inventory is the list of all of your stuff that is being moved. If the claim is filed, the information from the inventory will be used in the process. This is why it is of importance to read the inventory and sign it only if you agree with it. Otherwise, if the thing in the moving truck is damaged or lost, you won’t be able to file a claim.

Moving paperwork in the notebook.
An inventory is simply a list of all the things you want to move to the desired location.

If you are moving a vehicle a special kind of inventory will be applied. This is also used for motorcycles and boats. In this kind of inventory are the mileage and the condition of the vehicle in question.

A moving claim

It can happen sometimes that some of your stuff is damaged or missing upon arrival like a damaged piano. This is the moment when you can file a claim. Filling a claim will start a process to get your lost or damaged items replaced or repaired. But all of this depends on the valuation option you chose at the beginning of your relocation process.

Bill of Landing?

Man signing a paper.
The Bill of Landing has two functions and it is the most important piece of moving paperwork. It is a receipt and a contract at the same time.

The Bill of Landing has two functions. Its first function is to act as a receipt in which it is acknowledged that the goods were transported to the location of your choosing. Its second function is to act as a contract for transporting said items. Bill of Landing is the main piece of paperwork when it comes to hiring a moving company.

Good luck!