Moving Guide

Getting an early start on your move by utilizing our move planner could be one of the most important steps in ensuring an effective moving process.

The Move planner can also reduce the stress associated with relocation by giving you the tools to get organized.Not only the below moving tips will save you a bundle, if followed, these moving tips will result in a smooth, stress-free moving experience.

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  • Get an early start, as planning ahead can provide you with sufficient time to manage the financial and physical demands of moving
  • Seek estimates from several moving companies to determine the most cost effective move
  • Begin an inventory of household goods
  • Contact your insurance agent to determine whether you are covered during the relocation process
  • If necessary, arrange for the transfer of children school records before the move begins
  • Fill out post office change of address cards
  • Determine beforehand whether or not to move major appliances
  • Notify all security companies and any magazine subscription services etc. of the change of address
  • Arrange for transport of high-valuable possessions
  • Contact utility companies for the start date on your new home service
  • Pack all the necessary items you will be taking with you including clothes, silverware etc.
  • Pack a box with essentials for easy access the day of the move
  • Be sure to be available the day of the move
  • Label your containers and boxes so that you know what is in each moving box
  • Keep an inventory of labeled boxes so as to make sure nothing is left behind or lost in transit
  • Label each container with the name of the room to which it will be designated
  • Make sure your fragile items are properly packed and contained
  • Make sure all keys are available the day of the move including front door, mail box etc.
  • When packing, be sure to place the heavier items on the bottom to prevent damage to your valuables
  • Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box
  • Stack dishes upward, to prevent damage
  • Don’t pack with food or supermarket boxes, as insects could be present
  • Refrain from using duct tape and try specialized moving tape instead
  • Pack important documents including health records, passports, insurance, photo albums etc.
  • Pack and unpack over padded surfaces
  • Use bubble wrap when packaging electronic equipment
  • Gasoline, and other flammables by law cannot be transported by a moving company
  • Tape boxes shut do not simply fold the top or close corners
  • Clean your stove and be sure to defrost your fridge
  • Make sure your designated moving company can handle your big items and antique possessions