MOVING TIPS

HIRING A MOVING COMPANY

If you’re planning to hire a moving company make sure to research each one and read their reviews.  Look for companies that have earned their Certified ProMover designation from the American Moving & Storage Association.  Moving is stressful enough and you want to make sure that the company you hire treats your valuables like you would.  Visit Movers - Local & Long Distance Moving Services | Moving.com for helpful information about planning your move.

MOVING YOURSELF

If you are tackling your move on your own, make a plan .  Try visualizing your furniture in your new space and then pack items together.  This will make unpacking easier and faster!   Make sure to label the boxes with the room and contents so that you can take each box where it goes.   

MOVING TIPS

Moving is a big job and can be stressful but having a well thought out plan should make things run smoothly.  Whether you’re hiring a moving company and doing it yourself, here are some things you can do to get prepared.

TWO MONTHS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Create an inventory list of your belongings
  • Keep all paperwork in one file
  • Transfer school records for children
  • Get quotes from movers or rental truck

ONE MONTH BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Change your address with the USPS 
  • Update your contact information with doctors
  • Arrange for your pets to move
  • Begin decluttering and discarding items you don’t want to move
  • Make travel arrangements if needed

TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Forward your mail 
  • Contact utility companies
  • Begin packing items you won’t be using 
  • Plan your moving day schedule

MOVING DAY

  • Keep all important paperwork with you 
  • Have cash on hand to cover tips or other incidentals
  • Do a final walk through to make sure nothing is left behind

For more tips on making your next move, visit MOVING.COM.

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