MOVING TIPS & GUIDELINES

"13 Tips for a Smoother, Less Stressful move."

  1. Remove What You Do Not Want Or Need Before You Move.
    If You Haven’t Used In More Than A Year, And It Isn’t A Valuable Family Heirloom, You Probably Don’t Need It. Donate It To A Charity, Sell It In A Garage Sale Or Get Rid Of It. There Is Little Sense In Paying Us To Transfer Items Which You Don’t Want And Won’t Use.
  2. Should You Have Any Questions Or Concerns, Please Do Not Hesitate To Contact Us.
    Keep A Copy Of Relevant Paperwork (such As The Estimate, Confirmation, Etc.) With You During The Entire Process Of Your Transfer, In Case You Will Need To Refer To It.
  3. Be Sure to Keep Your Boxes Light And Manageable.
    Be Careful Not To Overload The Cartons. If You Can Not Lift The Carton Easily, It’s Too Heavy! Keep The Weight Of A Single Box To Less Than 50 Lbs.
  4. Use Appropriate Cartons When Packing.
    This Will Go A Long Way Towards Ensuring Your Goods Arrive Safely. Please Note That Plastic Trash Bags Are not Appropriate Cartons Under Any Circumstances.
  5. Use appropriate Padding After Organizing Your Boxes.
    Do Not Skimp On Packing Paper Or Bubble Wrap. As A General Rule Of Thumb, When In Doubt, Use More Cushion Than Less.
  6. Dishes Should Be Packed Vertically, In Dish Barrels.
    Do Not Stack Your Dishes In A Box Under Any Conditions. As A General Rule, You Should Only Expect To Blend Concerning The Equivalent Of Place Settings In One Dish Pack. If You Have More Than That From The Box, You Have Not Employed Enough Padding (see Item 5 Above).
  7. Do Not Pack Your Fragile Things In The Exact Same Carton As Heavy Or Bulky Items.
  8. Mark Your Own Boxes Clearly With The Name Of The Room In Which You Would Like Each Carton Placed.
    This Will Greatly Accelerate The Unloading In Your New Home. You May Also Want To Make A listing Of What Items Are In Every Particular Box To Help You Quickly Unpack And Discover Essential Items In Your New House.
  9. Take Your Valuables And Necessary Medications With You.
    The Mover Is Not Responsible For These Belongings.
  10. Set All Items Not To Be Packed Or Taken By The Mover In A Safe And Separate Location, like An Empty Closet Or Spare bathroom.
    Items Like Purses, Valuables, Plants, Pets, Etc.. Tell The Movers That This Area Is Off Limits since It Includes Items You Want To Transfer Yourself. Be Sure All The Packers And Movers Know Which Things Should Be Packed And Moved, And Which Things Are Not. Clear Communication From Everyone Is Totally Essential To A Smooth Move.
  11. Whenever Possible, Make Alternative Arrangements For Young Children And Pets On Moving Day. It Is Best When You And The Movers Can Give One Another Your Undivided Attention For The Entire Move. Moving Day Can Also Be A Bit Dangerous For Little Ones And Pets, So It’s Best That They Be Elsewhere If Possible.
  12. Maintain Your Phone Service At The Origin Connected Until After The Move Is Completely Finished.
    Your ability to Completely Communicate With Your Mover And Everyone Else can Be Critical.
  13. Organize To Have Gas And Electric Service, Cable Service, Newspaper Deliveries, Telephone Service Etc..
    Turned Off At The Origin And Turned Back On At The Destination. Wherever Feasible, Have These Things Overlap For A Day Or So Just In Case Something changes With The Transfer Date. Make Sure that Your Post Office Knows Where And When to Begin Sending Your Mail.
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