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Moving Advice

Here are some moving tips. Moving advice may seem common sense but can be easily over looked. Use this as a guide or check list before and after you move. Take our moving advice and utilize this checklist before and after you have moved. Print this page and carry it with you before and several days after the move.

Pack Heavy – Pack Light
Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes.

Hazardous Items
Any material that is flammable, corrosive or explosive is dangerous and illegal to move. These items are illegal to move and also not allowed for warehousing or storage-in-transit. Please view list of items that should not be packed.

Take Notes
Make a note of your moving registration number of your delivery. Have is handy with you at all times in case you need to call your mover with questions about your delivery.

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.

First Night Essentials
Save a dresser drawer for sheets and towels so that you won’t have to rummage through boxes for essentials the first night in your new home.

Fridge Freshness
After you’ve thoroughly cleaned out your fridge, wipe it down and make sure the inside of your fridge is dry. Place 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.

Contact Information
Before the van foreman leaves for your destination residence, give him a contact 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.

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.

Know how to Pack Plates & Records
Plates and record albums should be packed on end vertically, rather than placed flat and stacked.

Unscrew Bulbs
Remove bulbs before packing your lamps.

Moving with Children
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.

Moving with Pets
Keep your pet calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch him at their house.

Be Nice to Your Plants
When moving plants to your new residence via your car, try not to let foliage rest against the windows, as the leaves will scorch.

Take a Break from the Computer
Upon arrival at your new home, let your computer adjust to the climate before plugging it in.

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.

Get Good Sleep
Be sure to get a good night’s rest before the pickup and delivery days!

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