Preparing for the Big Day!
Moving your home, business or relatives can be a big deal. Here are some tips from MoversFor.Me! Each general tip on this page will reduce the work, time and stress of your move.
There are so many things to consider when moving. We wanted to offer guidance and put you in the right direction. Our goal is to make this process as easy on you as possible. Now that you know how the moving process takes place schedule help with MoversFor.Me and get a quote!
Label your Items
Label your boxes by destination, room and contents so that unpacking them can be simple and straightforward. A consistent labeling system can reduce move-in and unpacking by hours.
Individually wrap any liquids
Be it dish soap or shampoo, anything to do with liquid goods that you intend to take with you will need to be given extra care to ensure that they don’t cause spills or leakage along the way. Some simple solutions can include wrapping these items in plastic wrap, placing them in sealable plastic bags, etc. However, avoid putting multiple items in the same bag if possible.
If it can break, Pad it
Any fragile item including china, vases and lamps needs to be padded. When preparing for a move, save old shirts, bubble wrap and pillows to use as free and cheap alternative if you are packing these types of items.
Catalogue & Sort your Electronics
Pack your electronics in original boxes if you still have access to them. In your moving packet, identify the model and serial numbers of each item that is packed. Do not pack personal electronics for shipping like tablets, music players, laptops and mobile phones. Wrap the cables and peripherals for each electronic item together with zip ties or place them into ziplock bags or plastic bags and pack in the container with the corresponding device.
Consider if you would like your possessions professionally packed or will be doing that yourself as this will affect the estimate.
If your employer is helping pay for the move, make sure to check with your employer to determine what services are allowed by the mover.
Create a “Moving Folder” to store all the information, documents and receipts.
Complete The Change of Address Form with the US Postal Service. Pick one up at your post office or complete one online~
If you have children, contact local school districts, schedules, and enrollment dates.
If applicable, compare new auto insurance quotes for any long distance moves.
Contact the following people about your coming move:
1. Utilities: Electric, Gas, Water, Phone, Cable / Satellite, Sewage
2. Medical Facilities: Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacy
3. Professional Services: Lawyer, Broker, Insurance
4. Personal Accounts: Bank, Credit Cards, Clubs, Associations, Home Care Services
5. Government offices: DMV, Tax Bureaus, Social Security Administration, Voter Registration
6. Delivered materials: Magazines, Newspapers, Journals
-Most Importantly Notify Family and Friends!
Label any boxes you decide to pack with the contents and room which you want it to be delivered.
Connect utilities at your new home.
Properly dispose of all flammables such as aerosol cans, cleaning fluids, paint, we don’t want to move stuff that might damage your household goods.
Drain oil and gas from your lawn mower and any other power tools.
Pack all prescriptions and any immediate necessities in an easy to access suitcase for anything you may need during the move. If traveling by air, make sure not to check this bag.
Contact your homeowners’ insurance.
Make sure to note any fragile items that may need special attention for the packers, or anything that you do not want packed or moved. Also note anything you will want access to first at your new home.
Be available or designate a point of contact.
Discuss the delivery arrangements with MoversFor.Me.
Take a last minute look around and be sure everything is shut off, unplugged, disconnected, and locked up.
Let MoversFor.Me work!
Help direct laborers during the unload process.
Keep all those moving documents in your move file and in a safe place. They will be needed for verification for tax returns.
Check with the post office for any held mail and notify them that you are ready for delivery to begin.