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HELPFUL MOVING TIPS

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Helpful Moving Tips!


  • Make an inventory of your household goods.
  • Take Video or Photographs of your items before you start packing..
  • Obtain and fill out post office change of address cards.
  • Contact all utilities for service disconnection
  • Arrange for special transportation of pets and plants if necessary.
  • Make any travel plans necessary for your move
  • Safely dispose or give away all flammable items.
  • Transfer your back accounts.
  • Settle any bills with local business.
  • Drain power equipment of oil and gas.
  • Defrost refrigerator and freezer, propping doors open.
  • Arrange for carpet and drapery cleaning
  • Disconnect prepare major appliances for moving.
  • Get packing supplies: boxes, packing paper, tape,markers
  • Start packing items you don't use often (SEE PACKING TIPS)
  • Clean out all closets and drawers
  • Let movers pack your belongings (unless it's a do it yourself move).
  • Set aside anything that will travel in your car so that it will not be loaded in the truck.
  • Pack a box of items that will be needed first at the new house.
  • Confirm arrival time of your moving van.

Things to think about as you prepare for your move!


  • Have your driveway clean and clear of vehicles, toys or other debris.
  • All walkways or halls should be clear to be able to move boxes or furniture out to the truck.
  • Be on hand at delivery and have a plan for placement of your boxes and furniture.
  • Drain all gasoline-powered equipment.
  • To protect clocks, secure or remove pendulums, chimes and weights.
  • Keep all currency with you.
  • To protect electronic equipment, pack items in the original boxes in which they were purchased.
  • Obtain a written appraisal of antique items to verify their value.
  • Dispose of all flammables such as cleaning fluids, aerosol cans, fireworks and matches.
  • Empty the water from your steam iron.

GET YOUR KIDS INVOLVED!

  • Children can help with their room by decorating a moving box with stickers and markers; then they can put into their box their own special items. Now they can watch their box move to their new room!
  • If your move is a great distance away take roller blades or skate board for children to use at rest stops. This uses some of that energy!
  • Small children enjoy a small box sealed up containing unusual items. Cut a hole in the side of the box large enough for their hand to fit and let them try to figure out the items.