Moving Hints & Tips

To make your move the most efficient and least stressful possible, please use the following guidelines.

•It is very important that you or your authorized representative are present at all times on the move out and move in day.
•Keep your telephone functioning through the planned moving day. Likewise, try to have your new telephone installed and functioning for move in day at your new (destination) residence. You or the movers may need to communicate with the outside world.
•All personal items of high value such as jewelry, coins, prescriptions, etc… are best carried with you when traveling to your new residence.
•Store all your moving receipts and documentation in a safe place so that they will be easily available to you at tax time.
•To protect your belongings and avoid accidents, all motorized products such as, lawn mowers and other applicable machinery, must be drained of gasoline and oil.
•Refrigerators and freezers must be defrosted and allowed to dry 24 hours prior to loading. All frozen items are to be removed. We suggest the interior be wiped dry to protect the unit from mildew or mould.
•Appliances such as washer, dryers and icemakers must be disconnected and serviced before they are moved. Depending upon the type of appliance, you may wish to disconnect them yourself or arrange for servicing. Mechanical failure of electric products, such as microwaves, stereos, TV’s, radios, computers, CD’s etc., is not covered under normal valuation (transit protection) unless there is transit related damage. Please make certain you review your owner’s manual for proper servicing prior to moving.
•Equally important is a box for nuts, bolts, hardware, castes, bed parts, remote controls, etc. Often these items are easily lost if not kept together.
•It is wise to back-up your computer system and take your important software with you personally. Also keep in mind; valuation (transit protection) on software only covers the replacement disc and not its contents.
•All items to be moved should be accessible to the mover. Items in crawl spaces, attics or temporary storage areas should be brought to an accessible area in your home.
•Keep pets in a secured area while movers are packing and loading.
•Place items you do not want the movers to pack in an empty closet or secured area. Let the movers know these items will be taken care of personally by you.