Moving Tips & Requirements
A well prepared move saves you time and money. Here are some moving tips and recommendations to help make your move more efficient and stress-free.
Furniture and Other Belongings
- Empty all furniture drawers, desks and file cabinets. The extra weight of clothing and miscellaneous items is very stressful to your furniture as well as your movers.
- Detach mirrors and dining room table legs, if removable, and disconnect electronics.
- Go room by room when you are packing to ensure you packed all items in each room.
- Fragile items should be wrapped in a few layers of paper with some extra cushioning. Make sure to fill any hollow spaces with crushed paper.
- Use standard moving boxes.
- Close and seal the tops and bottoms of your boxes with packing tape. Make sure both ends are taped securely.
- Place heavier items in smaller boxes.
- Label all boxes fragile, kitchen, living room, etc.
- Do not overfill your boxes. Make sure you can close them easily and that nothing is poking out through the top or bottom of the box.
- Wardrobes are large boxes used to transport your hanging closet clothing. The use of our wardrobe boxes is complimentary. Each wardrobe can hold up to three feet of clothing.
- Make sure you set aside a box of essential items including toiletries, a change of clothing, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.
Computers and Electronics
- The hard drive of a computer is the most fragile part of your computer so be sure you have all of your important information backed up. You can use an online cloud storage service or an external hard drive.
- Be sure all of your electronics are completely turned off or shut down before they are moved. When you detach and unplug cables, be sure you wrap them up so they do not get tangled, broken or frayed.
- Label your cables and where they should be plugged in to.
- Make sure you use the original boxes for your electronic equipment if you still have them. Otherwise, be sure to pack these items like you would pack any other fragile items.
- Set up your new Internet service at your new home and disconnect your current service.
Items restricted from transport
- No combustible items.
- Lawnmowers and snow blowers must have all gasoline removed before transporting.
- We do not move gasoline, oil, paint, solvents, tires, motors, lumber and firewood.
- We do not ship items of value such as currency, deeds, legal documents, jewelry and rare collections.
Other Pertinent Information
- Wardrobe boxes, shrink wrap and floor protection are provided. Please have walkways, hallways and sidewalks cleared.
Moving with Children
- No matter what ages your children are, it is important to stay positive during the moving process. Make sure you talk about the move using positive words. Children tend to mirror their parents’ feelings, so the more positive you are about moving, the more positive they will probably be about moving too.
- Get your children involved in the move. Have them help you pack, if possible let them pick out which room will be theirs in your new home and also if possible, let them learn about and explore your new area before the move.
- Be as reassuring as possible to quell any fears or anxieties they might have about moving. If your children start to get unruly, be patient and continue to reassure them.
Moving with Pets
- Be sure your pet’s ID tag is up-to-date with your new address.
- Ask your vet about the best way to transport your pet from your former home to your new home. Also ask if your pet will need any special medication for the move, and be sure to ask for your pet’s medical records.
- Keep your pet as far away from the moving process as possible on your moving day. Try to find a kennel or, if that will not work for some reason, keep your pet in an empty bedroom. Just be sure your pet has food, water, toys and somewhere to go to the bathroom (Puppy Pads or a litter box).
- Make sure your new home is ready for your pet. Set out familiar items like toys, food, bed, blanket, etc. to make the transition easier.