For a more efficient move we recommend that customers use proper moving materials. We provide a wide range of packing supplies for our customers for ‘do it yourself’ packing or we can have our experienced packers do it for you on the day of your move or beforehand. We buy back what boxes you don’t use (at the same price you paid) and we will even buy back your used boxes (at a reduced rate).

Before you pack up
  • 1Contact your agent to start getting the details of your move organized as soon as you can.
  • 2Contact your insurance agent to transfer property, fire, auto and medical insurance.
  • 3When organizing dental and medical records, be sure to include prescriptions, eyeglass specifications and vaccination records. Keep such items with you during the move.
  • 4Contact any clubs or associations you are associated with for information on transferring, selling or ending you memberships.
  • 5Wills, stock certificates and other one-of-a-kind items (jewelry, photos, and home videos) are difficult or impossible to replace. You may want to carry them with you instead of packing them.
  • 6Take an objective look at what you own, and decide what must go and what can be left behind. Books you’ve read and will never read again? The pan with the broken handle or the children’s long-forgotten games? Remember – extra weight costs more money. Consider having a garage sale to lighten the load.
  • 7Sit down and start organizing your move. Make a list with three columns: items to leave behind, items for moving company, and items you’ll move by yourself. If you haven’t done so, consider taking a household inventory for your records and to determine the declared value of the shipment.
  • 8Prepare a list of friends, family, business firms and others who should be notified of your move. The post office and any billing company should also be made aware of your move.
  • 9Make arrangements to move any one-of-a-kind or special items. Often times they may require packing materials and procedures that are best left to moving professionals or a third-party specialist.
Before the movers show up
  • 1Make final packing decisions. Start preparing for the move by packing those items you don’t use often.
  • 2Clean and clear your home, including closets, basements and attics.
  • 3Properly dispose of flammables such as fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets, weed killer, etc.
  • 4A list of “non-allowables” is available for your reference.
  • 5Plan meals that will use up food in your freezer.
  • 6Backup all of your computer files and take the backups with you in the car, since software is sensitive to temperature extremes.
  • 7Arrange transport of pets and plants. Secure all records from the veterinarian and see that rabies and identification tags are attached to the pets collar.
1 Week before Moving
  • 1This is the week to tie up loose ends. Check back through your planner to make sure you haven’t overlooked anything.
  • 2Arrange to have your gas, electric, cable, phone, etc. turned off at your current residence and turned on at your future home.
  • 3Mark boxes requiring special attention, fragile handling, and load last preferences.
  • 4Make sure your mover knows the address and phone number where you can be reached until you get into your new home. Cell phone or E-mail are excellent ways to communicate during the move.
  • 5Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator and freezer and clean your stove at least 24 hours before moving.
Move Out Day
  • 1Strip your beds and make sure the bedding goes into a “load last” box.
  • 2Be on hand when the movers arrive or make arrangements for someone to be there as your representative
  • 3Pack your vacuum last so that you can clean before the furniture is unloaded.
  • 4Review all paperwork and details with your mover.
  • 5Take a last minute walk-through to make sure doors and windows are locked, lights are off, old keys and garage door openers are left for future residents, and that you haven’t left anything behind.
Moving In

Be on hand when the movers arrive to answer any questions and check the inventory of your goods upon delivery.

  • 1If your move is a C.O.D. please have your payment on hand for your moving charges.
  • 2Confirm that utilities are turned on at your new residence.
  • 3On long distance moves, to prevent possible damage, wait at least 24 hours before turning on major electronics, allowing time for them to adjust to any change in temperature.
  • 4Examine everything as it’s unloaded, you will be asked to sign for its receipt and condition.