Here are some basic guidelines for moving, however, please use at your own discretion while packing your personal belongings and we wish you a safe move!
- Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.
- Set 10 boxes aside to use for last minute items on moving day, such as bedding, clothing, and cleaning supplies.
- Essentially, have strong packing tape to secure the boxes.
- Avoid newspaper as the print can stain your items. Use unprinted newsprint or packing paper or bubble wrap and cushion household good.
- Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin.
- It is a good idea to number your boxes for count as well as an easy load in and out.
- Consider using your clothing to wrap your breakables to save on bubble wrap.
- Remember to defrost your refrigerator at least a day before moving and wipe up any liquid.
- It is important to label your boxes by stating what’s in it, add what room they’ll be going into, as well.
- Good idea to have sandwich bags handy for holding small parts like nuts and bolts while dismantling curtain rods or mounted flat-screen TVs, etc.
- Try to pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen in your new home before the move.
- Best to advise the post office about the change of address at least two weeks prior to moving.
What to expect on your moving day:
- Plan ahead, know what time your moving company will arrive so that you can be ready and organized.
- Be sure to ask which one of your movers is the team leader, this is generally the person you can ask any questions that you may have.
- The movers will provide you with an inventory list. This way, you can keep track of what you have.
- Professional movers will cover your home in floor runners to ensure the protection of your floors.
- Loading will then begin, first, they will shrink wrap and blanket pad anything required to make sure it is properly packaged and safe during transportation.
- Once the truck is loaded, the movers will present you with the bill and contract for you to go over.
What not to do in moving:
- Moving Companies are not authorized to move any flammables, corrosives, or pesticides during transport.
- Live plants are also not to be brought on the truck because the life of the plant cannot be guaranteed.
- Be sure to pack your boxes properly, overly heavy boxes can easily rip and cause damages.
- Frozen food and produce is not allowed during transport.
- If you only order a moving service, the movers will not expect to pack your entire home. Please advise your moving coordinator if you require full packing services as well. That way, we will all be prepared on moving day.
Trust your movers, they are experienced professionals and will always do what is in your best interest.