Over the years we’ve managed to pick up a few tricks of the trade. Whether we are helping with your move or not, dig into our cache of moving tips. They make “Moving Made Simple”

  • Be Ready, fully packed, organized and ready to go when your movers arrive
  • Before you begin packing, sort through your belongings and set aside any unwanted items to donate or discard.
  • Tape boxes on top and bottom.
  • Clearly label all of your boxes according to their content and handling instructions (e.g.: “Fragile,” “Top Load Only”). You can also categorize the boxes by room using color-coordinated sticker dots.
  • Towels and linens make excellent packing materials for fragile items.
  • Use closet space to store packed boxes.
  • If you are moving into storage, arrange your storage unit in advance. If you have antiques, you may want to reserve a climate controlled storage unit.
  • If you are renting a truck, do it as early as possible. Don’t forget to rent plenty of moving blankets! (About 2 blankets per item.)
  • Dresser & Chest drawers must be cleared & clothes removed
  • Pack clothes from Dressers and Chests into boxes/bags
  • When packing breakables use a lot of newsprint, bubble wrap, and other packing materials. There’s no such thing as being too cautious when it comes to your fragile valuables.
  • Use linens or blankets for wrapping mirrors, pictures and such.
  • Always move cash, jewelry, and other precious items yourself.
  • Empty lateral file cabinets.
  • Movers should not move any flammable materials such as gas, propane, ammo, etc.
  • Arrange all transfer of utilities well in advance
  • Your change of address info is available at no charge at your local post office. Change your address online here at www.moversguide.usps.com.
  • Be careful not to schedule any important engagements on the day of the move.
  • If possible, save space for the moving van by blocking a parking spot with your car overnight.
  • Pack things you will need right away (clothes, Checkbook, toiletries, phone, keys, current bills, important papers, et cetera) and move these yourself.
  • Stay On Budget! Preparation is key…The better prepared you are for us, the smoother your move will be which will save time and $$$.  Disassembling any furniture if possible, bagging/boxing all loose items & having everything packed & ready will definitely help make the move go smoother!
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