Moving Tips

At All American Moving and Storage, we can help you with your next residential or commercial move. In the meantime, check out our moving tips for a stress free move!

Get a Head Start

Do you like to get a head start on things or need some moving assistance? Read through this section and get some great moving tips from the pros at All American Moving and Storage. Moving can get hectic, but following some small but effective moving tips will reduce the stress for a smooth transition to your new destination!

8 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE…

Moving TipsObtain a floor plan of your new residence and decide what household goods you want to keep.
Moving TipsBegin an inventory of all household goods.
Moving TipsSeek estimates from several moving companies.
Moving TipsContact your insurance agent and ask them about your homeowners or rental.
Moving TipsPolicy to determine whether your possessions are covered when moving.
Moving TipsEstablish a file for all moving papers and receipts.
Moving TipsArrange to transfer child(ren)’s school records.
Moving TipsChoose a mover.

 

6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE…

Moving TipsStart searching for good healthcare professionals in your new location.
Moving TipsComplete a change of address form at your local post office.
Moving TipsSend your new address to anyone that might need it – insurance agents, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, friends, relatives, etc..
Moving TipsClean out closets and dispose of all items that you won’t be taking with you.
Moving TipsHold a moving/garage sale or donate items to charities.

 

4 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE…

Moving TipsFor self moves, reserve a truck or trailer. Obtain necessary moving supplies, boxes, twine, labels, etc.
Moving TipsStart packing.
Moving TipsIf your mover’s doing the packing, arrange for it to be done 1 or 2 days before loading begins.
Moving TipsSend furniture, drapes and carpets for repair or cleaning as needed.
Moving TipsGather valuable personal papers that you will need at your new location, including medical and dental records, school records, birth certificates, etc.
Moving TipsMake travel plans and arrange hotel stays or other necessary reservations.

 

3 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE…

Moving TipsArrange to have utilities (gas, electric, phone, cable, water, etc.) disconnected in your present home, and connected at your new home.
Moving TipsReady car registration and insurance records for transfer.
Moving TipsNotify the State Motor Vehicle Bureau of your new address.
Moving TipsArrange for child care on moving day.
Moving TipsIf necessary, reserve apartment elevator for pickup and/or delivery dates.

 

2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE…

Moving TipsArrange to move pets.
Moving TipsCheck with mover about moving house plants.
Moving TipsDispose of all items too dangerous to move, including flammable liquids.
Moving TipsIf necessary, have your automobile serviced and ready for the trip.

 

1 WEEK BEFORE YOU MOVE…

Moving TipsTransfer all bank accounts.
Moving TipsCancel newspaper delivery.
Moving TipsHave enough medication to last at least 2 weeks. Have prescriptions forwarded to a pharmacy near your new location.
Moving TipsBuy traveler’s checks.
Moving TipsMake arrangements to pay for your move.
Moving TipsWithdraw items and close safety deposit boxes.

 

2 DAYS BEFORE YOU MOVE…

Moving TipsHave mover pack your goods (unless doing it yourself).
Moving TipsDefrost and dry refrigerators and freezers to be moved.
Moving TipsSet aside valuable items to carry with you including jewelry, vital documents, money and valuable small items.

 

ON MOVING DAY…

Moving TipsBe on hand to answer questions and give directions to movers and stay until they’re finished.
Moving TipsAccompany the driver to inventory your household goods.
Moving TipsComplete information on bill of lading and carefully read the document before you sign it.
Moving TipsMake sure you have your copies of the bill of lading and inventory.
Moving TipsKeep the bill of lading until your possessions are delivered, the charges are paid, and any claims are settled.
Moving TipsBefore the van leaves, take one final look through the house to make certain nothing has been left behind.
Moving TipsGive the driver directions to your new home.
Moving TipsNotify the driver and the van line where you can be reached during the move.

 

ON DELIVERY DAY…

Moving TipsBe on hand to answer any questions and give directions.
Moving TipsYou must pay the driver before your goods can be unloaded.
Moving TipsThis is a Federal requirement for interstate moves.
Moving TipsSupervise unloading & unpacking.
Moving TipsCheck carefully for any damaged or missing items.
Moving TipsNote on the inventory any damaged boxes or obvious damage to unboxed items before you sign anything.

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