8 Things Your Movers Don’t Want You to Know

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After you’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new home, hiring a mover can almost seem like an afterthought. But if you’re not careful about which mover you choose and which questions you ask before you hire them, you can wind up paying unforeseen charges and moving in with damaged property. A number of federal and state regulations govern how moving companies must operate when contracting a move, and interstate movers are actually required to furnish clients with a copy of Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move, a publication of the U.S. Department of Transportation. We thumbed through the guide to find out what rights consumers might not realize they have, and spoke to moving industry veterans to get some tips that movers (particularly unscrupulous ones) might prefer that consumers didn’t know. Photo Credit: Getty Images


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