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Moving Guide

Moving Day

| 6-8 Weeks | 3-5 Weeks | 1-2 Weeks |

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:

Prepare a "Trip Kit" for movind day. This kit should contain:

  • Things you'll need while your belongings are in transit. Make sure to load your Trip Kit into your car to avoid it being loaded into the van by mistake
  • Pack a box of personal items that will include all your jewelry and small valuables. Take this box in the car with you
  • Call ahead to confirm the utilities are connected at your new home
  • Contact your Moving Consultant to confirm arrival time of the moving van as well as to notify them of any last minute details

Moving day:
  • Strip your beds and make sure the bedding goes into a "Load Last" box
  • Make sure that someone is at home to welcome your movers and answer any questions. Your van foreman should present you with a "Your Rights and Responsibilities" brochure
  • It's important that an adult be authorized to take your place if you are unable to be present at any time while the movers are there
  • Let your Moving Consultant know to whom you have given this authority. Be sure that your chosen representative knows exactly what to do. Remember - thiss person may be asked to sign documents obligating you to charges
  • Accompany the van foreman as he or she inspects and tags each piece of furniture with an identifying number
  • These numbers, along with a detailed description of your goods and their condition at the time of loading, will appear on the inventory
  • Read your Bill of Loading and Inventory carefully before you sign them. Keep these - and all related papers - in a safe location until all charges have been paid and all claims, if any, have been settled
  • It is your responsibility to see that all of your goods are loaded, so remain on the premises until loading is complete

Move-in day:
  • Review your floor plan to refresh your memory about where you want furniture and appliances placed
  • Plan to be present when the moving van arrives. Be prepared to pay the mover before unloading. Have payment on hand for your moving charges. Unless other billing arrangements were made in advance, payment is required upon delivery in cash, traveler's checks, money order or cashier's check. Moving companies do not accept personal checks.
  • One person should check the inventory sheets as items are unloaded. A second person should direct the movers as to where to place items
  • Once all items are unloaded, unpack only what you need for the first day or two. Focus on creating a sense of home for your family. Give yourself at least two weeks to unpack and organize your belongings
  • Contact your Moving Consultant and inform them of the level of Quality and Service you received during the moving process

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