Moving Tips

  • Mark and place fragile items clearly, and place in one spot, and movers will give these items special attention. 
  • If elevator required, make sure to have reservation, and note any specific instructions for the building.
  • For large appliances be sure to check your owner’s manuals to see if there are special instructions for moving.
  • Weekends, last 3 days of the month and first 3 days of the month, plus days 13, 14, 15, 16 are usually the busiest and most requested moving days. 
  • Pack a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it’s the last thing added to the truck.
  • Clean out closets, the attic, and the basement as soon as you decide it’s time to move.
  • Items, not going, clearly label, or place somewhere specific and let moves know upon walk through. 
  • Remember to get snacks for move day.
  • Schedule time for internet, cable, phone, utilities and forward your mail. 
  • Cancel newspapers, cable, pest control, cleaning help, lawn services about a week before the move.
  • The day before your move, defrost the fridge.
  • Make sure to get enough cash to get you through move day.
  • Say goodbye to friends and neighbors before your busy move day.
  • If you are depending on friends and family to help you move, have a back-up plan if they don’t show.
  • Have a plan for activities for the kids to do. 
  • After your pets say hello to the movers, have a place for them out of the way.