Checklist – Before and After your Move
Utilize the advantage of our moving instructions and moving guidance. Take a copy of this page and keep it with you before and several days after the move. Moving tips that may seem obvious can be easily over looked. Take our moving advice and utilize this checklist before and after you have moved.
Keep your shipment registration number with you in case you have to contact your mover with questions regarding your shipment.
Allocate one drawer of a bureau for sheets and towels so that you won’t have to fumble through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home.
To keep the interior smelling fresh, put a handful of fresh coffee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside after you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator.
Take your current phone book with you. You may need to make calls to residents or businesses back in your former hometown.
Always pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes.
It is also a good idea to provide the van foreman with an alternate contact number in case you can’t be reached.
Before the van foreman leaves for your destination residence, give him a phone number where you can be reached.
If it’s unique, take it with you in the car (you don’t want regrets later). To pack framed photos or art, place sheets or blankets between them for added protection.
Plates and record albums should be packed on end perpendicularly, rather than placed flat and stacked.
Pack a box with 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 which are some of the essentials you may need upon arrival at your new home and ask your van foreman to load it last so that it will be unloaded first.
Bulbs should be removed before packing your lamps.
Tag all items for your garage sale and be prepared to wheel and deal. Garage sale gurus love to bargain.
Children can be given the task to write their names and new address on the cartons from their rooms so they can become familiar with their new street and town.
On the day of moving keep your pet calm and away from all the activities by arranging for a friend to watch him at their house.
When moving plants to your new residence via your car, try not to let foliage rest against the windows, as the leaves will scorch.
Let your computer “acclimate” itself to room temperature before plugging it in upon arrival at your new home,
Sit back and relax and leave the rest to the professionals. Look forward to the new opportunities, friends and experiences that are part of any move. Before the pickup and delivery days, be sure to get a good night’s rest!
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