Moving can be stressful so we've put together a few helpful tips that will prepare you for your moving day.
Make sure everything is completely packed before the movers arrive.
Make sure all valuables are with you or packed away. Examples: computers, jewelry, purses and wallets.
Pack an overnight bag containing all of your essentials.
Arrive to your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathrooms and kitchen.
Change your address, utilities and cable to new address.
Keep baggies handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart such as curtain rods or mounted flat screen TVs.
Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
If you're renting, take photos of your cleaned-out old home and your new home before moving in.
Before bringing items with you, make sure that they’ll fit in your new home. Measure all current furniture and decide what to bring and what to toss.
Arrange for a charity organization to come pick up the items you do not want at least a week prior or arrange for us to donate to Goodwill.
Request a "Food Donation Box" and fill with unwanted food, and request us to donate it to the local food bank.
Designate a color for each room in the new home, such as yellow for kitchen, orange for the dining room, etc.
Apply colored stickers on the box. In your new home, put a matching sticker on the door to each room. The movers will know where to put everything when they arrive at the destination.
Tips— If you’re planning to tip your mover, make sure to have cash on-hand. While tipping isn’t required, it’s a nice way to thank your mover for a job well done.
If moving a lawn mower—Empty your lawn mower's gas and oil tanks by draining them into the appropriate containers. Movers cannot transport hazardous materials, so they must be disposed of properly before you move.