Thank you for your interest in A & M Moving Services. We are proud members of the American Trucking Association and the Michigan Movers Association. Our goal is to provide you with a stress-free moving experience. Please read the following pages and be sure not to pack Non-Allowable items. Also be sure to alert us of any high-value items in your move.
Some items are more valuable than others. Although we take every precaution to keep things organized, once you arrive you don’t want to have to wonder where some of your more important possessions are.
The loss of medical records, financial documents, or school records could be difficult to replace. Sensitive electronic—such as laptops— might be damaged by the extreme temperatures in a moving van. Jewelry, cash, collections and personal video tapes or CDs could not be replaced if lost.
Here’s a look at what we consider personal or sentimental. We are happy to transport these items ourselves but recommend you do so yourself.
Address book, computer discs, personal video tapes, DVDs, airline tickets, financial documents, photographs, photo albums, car keys, insurance policies, professional files, car titles, IRAs, deeds, tax records, research projects, cash, jewelry, school records, CDs, sterling silver, cell phones, laptops, computers, stocks or bonds, certificates of deposit, medical & dental records, wedding albums, as well as any item which holds particular sentimental value.
Included in your Move Packet is a high-value inventory form. You must use this form to list any items in your possession that are valued greater than $100 per pound.
***All items of high value must be detailed on the high value inventory sheet for the driver to identify on Moving Day. Failure to list items of high-value on this sheet will result in limited carrier liability.***
Examples of High-Value Household Goods
Some commonly listed high-value items include: fine china, computers, crystal, currency, firearms, flat screen TVs, furs, glass figurines, manuscripts, musical instruments, oriental rugs, paintings & wall art, precious stones & gems, silver, tapestries, home theater systems, and video cameras.
By signing the inventory form, you agree that any claim you submit for lost or damaged goods must be accompanied by proof of value. Settlement will be based upon the information contained on the high-value inventory form, the declared value specified on the Bill of Lading, tariffs at time of shipment, the household goods descriptive inventory, and any other supporting documents obtained by the Moving Company before Moving Day.
In short, if you fail to list items of high-value on the inventory sheet, you agree that the moving company’s liability for loss of damage to those items will be limited to no more than $100 per pound per article (based upon actual weight of item claimed).
You may be surprised to see some of the items listed as hazardous, but there are usually good reasons to have them included. Fertilizer, for example, can become highly explosive under the right circumstances. Food will not keep and could attract pests that might damage your property. Many of these items can be given to friends and family, or we can load in your car to take on your own. Unwanted items will have to be disposed of properly. Contact your city or county for where to dispose of hazardous items.
Perishable items include those listed below.
Frozen food, Refrigerated food, Produce, Opened food products, Plants (including indoor)
Here’s a list of common items that we consider non-allowable:
Acids, fire extinguisher, nail polish remover, aerosols, fireworks, paint thinner, ammonia, gasoline, paints, ammunition, household batteries, pesticides, car batteries, kerosene, poisons, charcoal, lamp oil, pool chemicals, charcoal lighter fluid, liquid bleach, propane tanks, chemistry sets, loaded guns, reloading supplies, cleaning solvents, matches, scuba tanks, darkroom chemicals, motor oil, sterno, fertilizer, nail polish, and weed killer.
Below are some links any honest mover should provide plus some informations we find useful:
Tarriffs are in place to ensure movers do not overcharge.
We are a participating carrier with the Michigan Movers Association:
Here is a breakdown of our maximum rates:
Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move brochure:
Moving Checklist and Information:
Smooth Move Tips from the Michigan Movers Association:
Dispute Resolution Brochure: