Before you Move
Before you move you must prepare your home for the move. The first thing you need to do is to take an objective look at your belongings. You must then decide what must go and what can be left behind. Do you really want to move those puzzles that are missing pieces? What about your children's college notes and items they've asked you to keep for them? Cans of food are perfect for the food pantry. Just remember, whatever you keep you have to pay to move.
Once you’ve decided what you can part with, decide whether you will give it away, sell it, or throw away before the move. We can help you through this process.
- Make sure that you’ve been to your local post office to fill out the change-of-address cards.
- Make sure you’ve contacted your local insurance agent to transfer property, fire, auto, and medical insurance. Do not cancel your policy until after you’ve changed possession of your home.
- Make sure that your utilities (electric, gas, phone, cable, etc.) are disconnected from your present home after your scheduled move out.
- Call ahead to have utilities connected at your new home the day before your expected arrival.
- Dispose of all flammables such as paint, poisons, cleaning fluids, etc. Drain all the oil and gasoline from your lawn mower, power tools, etc. for safe transportation. These hazardous items must be brought to a recycling center.
- Empty, defrost, and clean your refrigerator 24 hours before moving. Keep the doors open so that it dries out.
- Prepare your trip kit for moving day. These are the things that you will need during the trip (keys, medications, important papers, etc.)and the items that will make your life easier once you get to your new home. You will also want to keep the jewelry and heirlooms with you at all times.
- Make sure that you are available when the movers arrive
- Write directions to your new home and provide all necessary phone numbers to the movers, family members and us!
- When the movers arrive accompany the driver while he/she does the walk-thru your home.
- It is your responsibility to make sure all of your goods are loaded, so remain on the premises until all of your belongings are on the truck.
- Make sure any items you will need to use to clean your new home are loaded on the truck last.
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