One Month Before
Pick your movers
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- Select a company and get written confirmation of your moving date and other details.
- Start packing the things that you use most infrequently, such as the waffle iron and croquet set.
- Clearly label and number each box with its contents and the room it’s destined for. This will help you to keep an inventory of your belongings. Pack and label “essentials” boxes of items you’ll need right away.
- Add items such as jewelry and important files to a safe box that you’ll personally transport to your new home. Make sure to put the mover’s information in this box. You’ll need it for reference on moving day.
- Go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address form, or do it online at usps.gov. But in case there are stragglers, it’s always wise to ask a close neighbor to look out for mail after you’ve moved. Check in with him or her two weeks after the move, and again two weeks after that.
- Alert the following of your move: banks, brokerage firms, your employer’s human resources department, magazine and newspapers you subscribe to, and credit card, insurance, and utility companies.
- Arrange for medical records to be sent to any new health-care providers or obtain copies of them yourself. Ask for referrals
Two Weeks Before
Arrange to be off from work on moving day
- Notify your office that you plan to supervise the move and therefore need the day off. (Unless you select our Platinum package where we do it all for you)
- Take your car to a garage, and ask the mechanic to consider what services might be needed if you’re moving to a new climate.
- If you’ll be changing banks, remove the contents of your safe-deposit box and put them in the safe box that you’ll take with you on moving day.
- Reconfirm the arrangements.
One Week Before
- Stock up on prescriptions you’ll need during the next couple of weeks.
- Aim to finish your general packing a few days before your moving date. Then pack suitcases for everyone in the family with enough clothes to wear for a few days.
Few Days Before
Defrost the freezer
- If your refrigerator is moving with you, make sure to empty, clean, and defrost it at least 24 hours before moving day.
- Reconfirm the moving company’s arrival time and other specifics and make sure you have prepared exact, written directions to your new home for the staff. Include contact information, such as your cell phone number.
- If you haven’t already arranged to pay your mover- get a money order, cashier’s check, or cash for payment and tip. If the staff has done a good job, 10 to 15 percent of the total fee is a good tip. If your move was especially difficult, you might tip each mover up to $100. Don’t forget that refreshments are always appreciated.
- Make sure that the price you spoke about on the phone with the representative is the price that the workers are using. Find the head mover and speak with them before the job starts. This will insure there is no surprises or hidden fees.
- Make sure you count your boxes and pieces to ensure nothing is left on the truck.