MOVING TIPS

1.) Create a checklist of things that need to be done.

  • Ask a friend or family member if they can recommend a moving company or where to rent a moving vehicle.

  • Start researching and receiving written estimates from moving companies unless you decide to move yourself, then reserve your moving truck/van.

  • Ask about their insurance policy for your items.
    • Make sure that the moving company knows everything you want them to take care of . ex: packing of mirrors, breakables, larger items that are fragile, a car needing to be transported etc....
    • If you don't let them know what they will be doing aside from moving, this could change your estimate price considerably.

  • Check the availability dates.

  • Moving should not be based on the price of the estimates but the service you will receive.

2.) Reserve your moving company of choice (or moving vehicle).

 

PACKING TIPS: (start packing a month in advance)

  1. Start with rooms that are not being used. example ... attics, basements ....

  2. When you start to pack, start an inventory list of the items that are being packed.

  3. Tape boxes securely and label them according to room. example: kitchen - dishes (fragile)

  4. Try to distribute items in boxes from heavy to light to keep the boxes from getting too heavy.

  5. Do not pack flamables, sprays, gases, or propane items. Moving companies will not transport those items.

TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:

  1. Pick up address change forms from your local Post Office and complete them with your new address.

  2. Contact your electric, water, trash, newspaper carrier, phone company (keep your phone service on until after the move) and any other services you may have.

  3. Get copies of you and your families medical and dental information.

  4. Put aside things (clothing, personals, medication, things for your pet(s), toys for your child(ren) etc) you are going to need for your travels.

  5. Notify your auto and health insurance companies of your new address.

  6. Reserve service elevator(s) if you live in a highrise.

  7. Close your checking account and have monies transferred to the new account.

 

MOVING DAY:

  1. Show the movers where everything is that needs to be moved. (if there are boxes in the basement or attic etc.)

  2. Make sure your freezer is cleaned out and defrosted if needed. Turn off the refrigerator.

  3. Before leaving your home, make sure that the following items have been done:
  • Check all rooms, garage, and back yard to make sure all items have been moved out.
  • Main water supply is off.
  • Make sure electricity is out.
  • Open the refrigerator and freezer to avoid odor.
  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked.

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