Moving Tips

Tips For A Smooth Move

  1. It is a good idea to go through all of your belongings, and give away or throw away things you do not need
  2. Packing
    • Be sure to have plenty of moving supplies; boxes, paper, tape, etc.
    • Pack your boxes tight, so that nothing can move inside.
    • Make sure all boxes are taped on the top and the bottom.
    • You should never use plastic bags for packing.
    • Make sure all your dishes are packed on their edge, NOT FLAT.
    • Pack your glasses open end face down.
    • Label each carton for the room it is to go into in your new home.
  3. Make sure your Refrigerators and freezers are EMPTY before moving
  4. We can not transport any Flammable, combustible or caustic items. Example: paints, oils, fire extinguishers, aerosol cans, propane tanks, bleach, etc.
  5. As we empty each of your rooms, please check to make sure all of your rooms are completely empty. You are responsible to make sure your house is completely empty before our movers leave.
  6. To make unloading more efficient, it is a good idea to have a floor plan ready for your new home.
  7. Customers are responsible for removing snow and ice from their driveways, walkways, steps, during winter months.

Moving Checklist

  • Gather estimates from moving companies on your planned move.
  • Include all services you may need for estimates (storage, packing, etc.).
  • Go through your belongings and start to ``give away/throw away`` things that you don't want.
  • Make sure to know what items need to be moved.
  • Select a mover -- select your moving dates.
  • Pick a date for your mover to drop off boxes
  • Begin packing your belongings if you are ``self-packing`` - remember to pack the master bedroom and kitchen last.
  • Make sure to mark each box with it’s appropriate room location and contents; this will make the unloading process much smoother.
  • Continue to pack your belongings
  • Notify your Post Office/friends/family/businesses about your address change.
  • Make arrangements to have any lighting taken down by a licensed electrician.
  • Speak to your insurance company about coverage for transit damage under your homeowner's policy.
  • Continue to pack your belongings
  • Contact your moving company and confirm your moving schedule.
  • Create a floor plan of your new home so unloading will be more efficient.
  • Finish packing your belongings.
  • You must empty your Refrigerators and freezers before moving!
  • Confirm your closing dates with your lawyers/builders, etc.
  • Contact your moving company for a final confirmation of date and time.

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