Moving Tips and Suggestions
In our continuing effort
to provide you with a quality relocation that meets our rigid standards and
exceeds your expectations, we have assembled a list of helpful tips and suggestions
for planning your move.
Is So Important
- Call your move coordinator
if you have questions or problems.
- Please arrange to
be present at loading and delivery
- Leave your telephone
and utilities connected until the day after departure.
- Please provide the
move coordinator with you new home telephone number and any other contact
numbers along the way. Also provide the driver with directions if needed.
- At loading, please
remain until everything has been inventoried and removed. Perform a final
walk-thru with the driver to ensure all items to go are taken.
- If your household goods
are going into storage, please clearly identify the items that go versus
those you may need for temporary lining at the new location. Some common
overlooked items that often go to storage in error include: clothing, personal
papers and medications.
- When you plan to deliver
out of storage to the new residence, contact your move coordinator with the
delivery address and preferred date. Please allow 7-10 working days in advance
to scheduled delivery
- Upon delivery, please
use the original inventories to check off each item, as it is unloaded. If
any items are missing or damaged note it at this time.
After the move is completed,
if you have any missing or damaged articles, please contact your mover coordinator
right away. Thanks for your cooperation!
Generally speaking, the following items cannot be packed or loaded
on the van. Please contact your move coordinator for more specifics.
- AEROSOL CANS
- OPEN CLEANING SUPPLIES
- PERISHABLE ITEMS
- PROPANE TANKS
The following items are
not covered under your valuation (transit protection) policy. Please
arrange to take these with you personally.
- IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
- SOFTWARE PROGRAM CONTENTS
- COLLECTIONS SUCH AS:
BASEBALL, PRECIOUS METALS/STONES CARDS, STAMPS, COINS, ETC.
We are not permitted to remove items that are permanently installed or secured
to walls of you home. If you plan to take any of these items, please make
arrangement to have these removed from the walls before the mover arrives
or we can arrange this for you. Some items include:
- ELECTRICAL FIXTURES
- PLUMBING FIXTURES
- DRAPERY FIXTURES/RODS
- GARBAGE DISPOSALS
- TV ANTENNAS
- To protect your
belongings and avoid accidents, all motorized products such as, lawn
mowers and other applicable machinery, must be drained of gasoline and
and freezers must be defrosted and allowed to dry 12 to 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 we can 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
- Waterbeds, grandfather
clocks, pool tables, hot tubs, etc. may require special packing or servicing.
Please make sure these are in good working order and we are aware of
your plans to move such items, so we can assist you with proper preparation.
- 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
- 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.
We also suggest you create a box of essential to load on the van last.
This box will be unloaded first at the new location and will see the
family through the fist day. The box should contain bed linens, first
aid supplies, bathroom tissue, coffee pot, etc.