Moving Tips

    • Plan to spend the entire day at the house.
    • Last minute decisions must be made by you.
    • Don’t leave until after the movers have gone.

Moving Tips Services List

    • Tell packers and/or driver about fragile or precious items.
    • Make a final check of the entire house- basement, closets, shelves, attic, garage, every room.
    • Approve and sign Bill of Lading; if possible accompany driver to the weigh station.
    • Double check with driver to make certain moving company records show the proper delivery address for your new house. Verify the scheduled delivery date, too.
    • Give driver phone numbers both here and in new community to contact you in case of a problem.
    • Get complete routing information form the driver and phone numbers so you can call the driver or company while en route.
    • Disconnect all utilities and advise the real estate agent who sold or is selling your house.
    • Lock all doors and windows. Advise your real estate agent and neighbors that the house is empty.
    • Each carton has to be sealed securely with packing tape.
    • Remember to mark cartons for fragile items clearly and inform movers to be careful.
    • Use only strong, corrugated cartons with covers.
    • Use small boxes for the heaviest items such as books.
    • Label all cartons with markers for identifying their basic contents and their designated rooms.
    • Save old newspapers for use in packing, but remember ink from newspaper may be messy at times.
    • Generally, self packing will take about 2 weeks to complete. Start your packing as early as possible.
    • Be sure all items are well padded and use old newspaper to fill empty space inside cartons.
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