Moving Tips

Planning a move? Follow these tips to ensure your move is organized and stress-free.

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Preparing For The Move

  • Get rid of everything you don’t need before you move. A garage sale is a great way to lighten the load and at the same time put a little extra cash in your pocket.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to get organized. Make a to-to list with soft deadlines.
  • Be sure you’re ready for the packers and movers. Get the preliminaries out of the way. Wash the dishes, do the laundry, pack your suitcases, disconnect computers, stereos and DVD players.
  • Clearly mark the items you will be taking separately as ‘Do Not Pack’ and set them aside.
  • Arrange with your bank to close your accounts and open new accounts at your destination.
  • Obtain a change-of-address kit from your local post office or visit moversguide.usps.com
  • Drain the oil and gas from any power equipment (lawnmower, leaf blower, etc.).
  • Schedule home services such as house cleaning for the day after loading.
  • Arrange to have your utilities shut off on the day after loading (electric, gas, telephone, etc.).
  • Make any travel arrangements for the day after loading. You wouldn’t want to miss a flight or other travel related appointment on account of weather delays or other unforeseen issues.
  • Before the moving truck leaves for your destination, give the driver your mobile phone number or another number where you can be reached. It is also a good idea to ask the driver for his or her phone number.
  • Be aware of items that can’t be moved by the mover.

    These items include:

    • Hazardous Materials
    • Flammable Items
    • Combustible Items
    • Propane Tanks and Canisters
    • Aerosol cans
    • Gasoline
    • Paints
    • Plants
    • Ammunition and Explosives
    • Jewelry
    • Legal Documents (insurance documents, financial papers, wills, etc.)

Remember, when using a mover you’re the customer and the boss. If you have any concerns at all, contact your move coordinator immediately.

Remaining questions? Check out our Moving Advice FAQ for answers to the most commonly-asked moving questions.