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If you are looking to save money during your move or get a discounted moving van rental, try some of the following tips:
*Check the newspaper's For Hire section of the classifieds to locate a "man with a van" who can help move a few items with you. Many of these operations charge by the hour and will help with the lifting. Expect to do your share of the heavy labor unless you are unable, in which case you should inform the driver so he can arrange for assistance.
*If you are hiring a professional, it's a good idea to insure your belongings. Replacement of damaged belongings is bothersome, but possible with proper coverage.
*You should always be present when the moving truck is loaded. If you can't attend, make sure you arrange to have a representative there.
*You can also arrange for a professional loader to help only with the loading and/or unloading of your belongings in the event you are driving a rental truck yourself.
*Make sure you inspect all of your belongings closely and read the paperwork closely before you sign anything.