Boston Moving Company Answers Important Question- Do I Need Moving Insurance

Humboldt Moving and Storage of Boston provides insight into protecting a move through proper valuation

Online PR News – 24-May-2012 – Boston, MA – Humboldt Storage and Moving, greater Boston’s oldest moving company, experts in stress-free moving and an agent of United Van Lines has developed a number of consumer tips on how to protect household goods during a move. In short, a common question many consumers ask is: Do I need moving insurance?

Along with the obvious stresses of moving, another facet of a move that might be overlooked is protecting a homeowner’s valuable items on moving day. While “moving insurance” is a common term, what movers actually provide is moving valuation. Moving valuation is essentially the assessment of the value of items that are being moved. Humboldt Moving and Storage reveals that there are basically two options when purchasing moving valuation.

The first option that can be purchased, called Full Replacement Value, effectively states that the moving company is responsible for replacing, repairing, or cashing out for the item’s full value. This service is recommended by moving companies like Humboldt, to alleviate yet another stressful aspect of moving day. This service also varies in price. The price of Full Replacement Value depends on the value of the items in the house that is being moved. A certain amount is charged for every $1,000 worth of goods, which can lead to a wide range in pricing.

The second option of valuation, which comes standard in every industry move, is Declared Liability. Declared Liability allows the mover to charge 60 cents per pound per, per article. This service is free of charge and is the standard valuation for the moving industry.

“The worthwhile investment that a consumer makes to protect their goods can far outweigh the savings on the front end,” states James Sullivan, president of Humboldt Storage and Moving. “Accidents can happen on a move and damaged goods can result in unwanted stress. So the question, do I need moving insurance? The answer is yes, ask your mover for full valuation.’

Moving valuation, while an additional cost, is yet another way to relieve stress during the big moving day. Whether a consumer purchases the Full Replacement Value evaluation, or stays with the Declared Liability, achieving peace of mind will make moving day easier.

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About Humboldt Storage and Moving:
Humboldt Storage and Moving is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and largest United Van Lines agent. The Boston moving company, founded in1905 is an original stockholding member of United Van Lines and remains within the top five percent of all United Van Lines agents in the country for sales volume.

The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.” Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. The team at Humboldt Storage and Moving are specialists in assisting seniors with sensitive down-sizing relocations, coordinating highly technical biotech/lab and hospital moves, fine art moving and storage, time-sensitive office relocations, as well as traditional residential relocations both local and international and packing services.

Boston-area moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. The Canton location also serves as a 90,000 S/F state of the art, climate-controlled storage facility, serving the needs of clients with more long term needs. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services please contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit

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