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Moving Guide

1-2 Weeks

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Moving America understands how stressful a move can be, therefore we have put together a "Moving Guide" in order to assist you prior to the big day:

Two weeks before moving:

  • Contact your Moving Consultant to review and confirm all arrangements for your move
  • If you're doing your own packing, start packing. Label the contents of of all boxes and pack carefully. Box essential items together and write "Open First/Load Last" on these boxes. When you move into your new home, you'll be able to easily identify these boxes and find essential items. It's a good idea to let professional movers pack any fragile and valuable items. That's what they do for a living and they have proven methods for keeping your items safe
  • Arrange to close accounts and your local bank and open accounts in your new locale
  • Don't forget to withdrawl the contents of your safety deposit box, pick up any dry cleaning, return library books and rented videotapes, etc
  • Drain gas and oil from power equipment (lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc)
  • Some state laws prohibit the moving of houseplants. Consider giving your plants to a friend or local charity
  • Make sure to notify your Moving Consultant if you add items to, or subract items from, your planned household goods shipment or if there are any changes in the dates of your move

One week before moving:
  • Check back through your Moving Planner Checklist to make sure you haven't overlooked anything
  • Prepare specific directions to your destination for your moving company. Make sure your Moving Consultant knows the phone numbers where you can be reached until you get into your new home
  • Defrost your freezer and refrigerator. Block doors open so they can't accidentally close on pets or children
  • IHave your major appliances disconnected and prepared for the move (again, your relocation consultant can help with arrangements for a third party to provide these services)

Contact us today to schedule your next move or to request a FREE moving quote!