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07/13/2015
By: Stacy B.
Cook Moving & Storage Inc.
If I could give Cook Moving and Storage 100 stars, I would. I worked with Travis and his crew twice, and both times, they were professional and courteous. We moved from Florida to Woodward when I found Cook Moving. I had hired them to unpack our moving truck. They came in the afternoon, as scheduled and kept me updated on where they were and about what time they would be there. They were very fast, but careful with our boxes and furniture, even while unloading in a lot of snow that had just fallen, A LOT! After unloading I had to run to the bank to get cash since at the time I didn’t realize they didn’t accept credit cards. Travis waited until I returned, didn’t complain that I had to leave. He even cut us a break since he didn’t use the full 3 hours we hired him for. Pretty impressive company from day one. Three weeks later, I needed to use Cook Moving again, this time to pack up a trailer for a move to Ohio. My husband had passed away unexpectedly and with no family in Woodward or Oklahoma, I needed to move back to Ohio to where I am from. I contacted Travis and explained the situation to him. He even remembered me from when I first talked to him (impressive). I stayed in Woodward for a week after my husband’s passing to tie up loose ends, during that week Travis was checking in with me every day, sometimes twice a day, to see how I was doing and to offer suggestions on getting the children and I packed up and moved. Without going into all the details, we finally had a plan in place. I doubted it was going to work, but Travis and his crew made it work, really work. I was going to leave a few things of furniture behind, thinking it wasn’t going to fit into the trailer, Travis and his crew made it fit. Cook Moving & Storage not only helped me unload 3 weeks prior, and load back up, they also went out of their way in other ways. No details here, because it’s more personal. Just know what they did for me was completely unexpected, generous, and emotional. They say on the website they are a professional, Christian moving company, believe they are. They even came into my house after everything was packed into the trailer and said a prayer for all of us. No other moving company would have done anything like what Cook Moving did for us that day. If I ever get back to Woodward area, Cook Moving will be my one and only choice for any kind of moving services. Thank you!
Tips & Advices
Yes, it’s best to empty drawers, wardrobes and chests before a move. Items always get knocked around a bit, and doors can fly open even if they’ve been taped. In fact, more often than not, movers will want to remove the drawers from a dresser--or disassemble the wardrobe to be more space-efficient.
Yes, it is customary to tip movers, but the amount varies widely. For full-service moves, a 5 percent tip is suggested, although, for extra service, some people go up to 10 percent . For small local movers, you can give each mover $10 for a few-hour job, or $20-$40 for jobs that take longer.
A bill of lading is the legal contract for the move. It provides a detailed receipt, in addition to a contract between the client and the mover. It authorizes the mover to transport the goods from one specific point to another, and it outlines the exact scope of services, with cost breakdown for those services. It also provides an itemized list of the inventory, and carrier liability protection for each declared item. Finally, it specifies the payment arrangement. Make sure to go over your itemized list extremely carefully before finalizing the paperwork--and get a copy of the full document. A good mover will go over everything on the bill of lading with the customer.
There are several items that moving companies will not move – those items will be listed on a document as “non-allowables.” These items typically fall in three categories: perishables, sentimental/personal items, and hazardous material. Perishables are food and plants. Sentimental/personal value is up to the client to decide, but usually includes jewelry, medical and dental records, personal paperwork, valuables and collectibles. Hazardous material is the tricky category, since it includes a lot of everyday items found in the garage, garden or kitchen. For example, cleaning liquids and pesticides both are considered non-allowable by many companies. Some go so far as to disallow nail polish and batteries.
A binding estimate means that the moving company cannot charge more than the stated amount, though they can lower the final bill if the scope of the job was smaller than expected. A non-binding moving estimate is more likely to wind up costing more than expected, since the movers can increase their rates for unforeseen variables like stairs, “long carry” and materials.

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