The following guide is provided to Bay Area Mover customers to help them with the moving process from start to finish.

Different Moving Documents

Once you have hired us for services, you may be asked to provide us with specific forms of documentation. This is your responsibility and we require these documents before the move can go forth. We may also ask that you sign other agreements aside from the Bill of Lading to assure that everyone is in agreeance with the moving services requested. Bay Area Movers only want to guarantee our own liability as well as the customers.

Explanation of the Different Forms Involved with the Purchase of Moving Services

Knowing what paperwork is involved with the purchase of your moving services will make it easier for you to understand and prepare. These documents are very important and it is your responsibility to keep these forms safe until the services are completed and paid for in full.

Order for Service

After the first visit from the movers and after an agreement is made with the estimate received, you will be handed an order for service. This contract proves that moving services were purchased through the corresponding moving company. This document will list all details of the move including the date for pickup, the estimated time of delivery, the addresses of both locations, contact information for the customer and mover, the cost of services, insurance coverage information, and any terms and conditions of the moving company. This paperwork serves as your agreement, allowing the mover to continue through the moving process.

Inventory Sheet

On the day of the move, the moving company’s foreman or one of the crew members will create a list of inventory. It is recommended that all customers also create their own list before the relocation is to take place. However, the inventory list created by the mover will include an itemized list of all your belongings. In most cases they use a tagging or number method to do so.

As the professional goes around the home creating this list, join them. It is important that everything is marked and recorded. This list only guarantees that all your belongings are accounted for and make it on the truck for transport. Once the items arrive at their delivery destination, the inventory sheet will be used to make sure all items are there.

The Bill of Lading, inventory sheet and order for service may not be the only forms of documentation involved with your purchase. You may also receive a written binding or nonbinding moving estimate and other forms of paperwork.