Don’t forget about these packing tips before your moving day!
Pack Heavy – Pack Light Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes. Ask you move coordinator for help on what boxes you will need. Books for book boxes, linens for linen boxes, hanging items into wardrobe boxes. (These items can be purchased from our office)
Know how to Pack Plates and Records Plates and record albums should be packed on end vertically, rather than placed flat and stacked.
Protect Your Memories If it’s irreplaceable, take it with you in the car (you don’t want regrets later). But if you do decide to pack framed photos or art, place sheets or blankets between them for added protection.
Unscrew Bulbs Remove bulbs before packing your lamps.
Label Boxes Place your last name, room that you will want the box placed in new home and what is in the box
Don’t forget about the Fridge After you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator, put a handful of fresh coffee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside to keep the interior smelling fresh.
Keep Track of Your Move
Take Notes Make a note of your shipment registration number and keep it with you in case you need to call your mover with questions about your shipment.
Update your Coordinator Keep in contact with your move coordinator with any changes in address apartment numbers. Phone number changes and if you have a house phone that will no longer be in use.
Moving Day Tips
Be sure to check off these essentials on moving day so that you can have the best moving day possible.
Get the Bed Ready Designate one drawer of a dresser for sheets and towels so that you won’t have to rummage through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home.
Give out your Number Before the van foreman leaves for your destination residence; give him a phone number where you can be reached. It is also a good idea to provide him with an alternate contact in case you can’t be reached.
Shipping auto or any gas powered equipment Shipping your auto – keep you gas low but they will need it running to load and unload onto trailer. Motorcycle or lawn mowers need to be drained of all gas (no slosh) push mowers need to have the oil drained as well. This is for protection of your household goods we don’t want any damage caused by flammable items or oil leaking.
Remember the Bare Necessities Toilet paper, telephone, toiletries, snacks, coffee (and pot), soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, paper towels, and cleaning supplies are some of the essentials you may need upon arrival at your new home. Pack a box with these types of items and ask your van foreman to load it last so that it will be unloaded first.
Take a Break from the Computer and other electronics Upon arrival at your new home, let your computer “acclimate” itself to room temperature before plugging it in. TV need to get to room temperature prior to plugging them back in as well
Enjoy the Help Leave the rest to the professionals, sit back and relax, and look forward to the new opportunities, friends and experiences that are part of any move. Be sure to get a good night’s rest before the pickup and delivery days!
Prepare your Family for the Move
Give the Kids an Exercise Have children write their names and new address on the cartons from their rooms so they can become familiar with their new street and town.
Help your Pet Relax Keep your pet calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch him at their house.
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