Here are a few tips to help make your move faster, cheaper, and easier:
- Pack Heavy items (books, magazines, etc.) in small boxes
- If you are moving from an apartment, try to save a parking spot or two near the building the night before by using your own vehicles. This will make the movers much more efficient
- Do not use duct tape for boxes. Use packing tape. This is the one thing duct tape is not good for.
- When marking your boxes for the movers, try to mark the side and top of each box. This helps the movers get all your goods in the correct rooms.
- Legally, your mover cannot (and will not) move flammable goods or ammunition
- Make sure you tape the bottom of all packing boxes...folding them in leaves them weak and vulnerable to damage
- Have a general game plan for location of large items at your new location...this will make the move go smoothly and help to avoid moving items several times
- While we love kids and pets, it is best for the safety and efficiency of all parties if you are able to have someone else take them during the move (another location is best)
- If you are trying to save time on moving day, you can have all beds broken down and appliances disconnected (we can handle this if you are unable)
- Try to say goodbye to the neighbors on the day before the move...too many visitors can slow your move down and be distracting
- While it is not required for them to be moved, if you have the original boxes for electronics, it is a good way to provide additional protection for these items (Flat panel TVs, stereo equipment, etc.)
- Make sure you have provided the movers with all new or cell phone numbers in case there are questions on moving day
- Pack a box of "essentials" that stays with you. You don't want to be searching through all your boxes looking for vital documents, medications, or other important items at the time of move-in