Planning ahead for your move will make it less stressful and a more positive
experience. Although this is not always possible, here are a few tips and
techniques to make your move easier.
Weeks Before the Move...
- Call Reliable Man Movers
and schedule your move.
- Tour your house
and decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. Consider
a garage sale.
- Call physicians
and dentists. They may recommend a colleague near your new home.
- Get copies of renewable
- Arrange transfer
of school records.
- Check homeowner's
insurance policies to see if moving is covered.
- Be sure your new
home is protected by transferring fire, theft and other personal-property
- Transfer personal
Three Weeks Before
- Plan to use up
most food items before the move.
- Check and clear
- Arrange to have
major appliances serviced before you move them.
- Movers can't take
aerosols, flammables, corrosives or ammunition. It's best to use them
up or give them away before you move. Propane tanks must be emptied
as well as lawnmower fuel tanks.
Two Weeks Before
- Make your travel
reservations for the trip.
- Notify the Post
Office and get change of address forms. Notify magazines to which you
subscribe. Note: You must fill out a change-of-address form for each
person receiving mail at your address.
- Close or transfer
all charge accounts.
- Return library
books and other things you've borrowed. Collect things you've loaned,
and items in layaway, cold storage, etc.
- Arrange to discontinue
utilities and delivery services.
- Take the time to
fill out the "Welcome To Your New Home" data sheet for the
- Protect your shipment
from damage by disposing of cleaning fluids, acids, caustic drain cleaners,
One Week Before
- Transfer bank accounts,
and ask your local credit bureau to transfer your records to your new
- Reconfirm travel
- Arrange for cable
- Arrange connection
of utilities in new home. Draw up a floor plan of your new home, and
indicate placement of furnishings. It makes moving in twice as easy.
- Arrange to have
cash, certified check or money order ready to pay driver before goods
are unloaded (unless your employer is paying the charges or you've arranged
to pay by credit card).
- Set aside maps,
games, snacks, flashlight, and other items you'll take in your car.
- Gather medicines
and important papers for the car trip.
- Your local phone
company business office can help you with phone service for your new
home, as well as disconnecting service at your present home.
- Drain water from
all garden hoses.
- Start packing suitcases.
- Drain gasoline
from lawn mower.
- Anything Reliable Man Movers is packing should be left in place. It's easier and safer; for
example, to pack glassware right from the cabinet it's kept in.
The Day Before
- Get name, address
and phone number of your destination agent.
- Put cleaning supplies,
toiletries and a coffee pot in special box to be loaded last and unloaded
- Finish packing
- Defrost, clean
and dry refrigerator.
The Day of the
- Be on hand all
day to answer questions, accompany driver during inventory, sign bill
of lading, and confirm your new address and delivery date. Be sure to
advise him of your enroute accommodations and telephone number, if known.
- Make final check
of every room and storage area. Make sure windows and doors are locked,
keys are transferred and lights are out.