Here are some common moving tips that we think you will find useful. If
you would like a more in depth break down please reference our
#1) Do not disconnect phone service until the day after loading.
Phone service should be available at the new residence one day prior to
anticipated delivery date. Do not forget to have customer-owned telephones
packed. This is something that should be done at the last possible moment.
#2) All valuables should travel with you to your new home. This
includes all valuable and expensive jewelry, coin collections, important
papers and medications. Also insurance policies and other important papers
should travel with you. Do not leave tax forms, birth certificates, bonds,
etc. to be packed with household goods.
#3) Be prepared to take with you enough clothing to hold the family
over until the shipment arrives at your destination. If goods are to be
stored, please take into consideration change of seasons for clothing.
Storage access is limited and costly. Put soap, towel and washcloth,
toilet paper, paper towels, some bed linens, small clock, a few tools,
flashlight and a phone in a dresser drawer or a box clearly marked "load
last/unload first" for easy access upon arrival at your new home.
#4) Plan meals that will use perishable and frozen foods. You may
want to consider giving excess food to a charity, friends, neighbors or
relatives. Defrost and dry your refrigerator and freezer the night before
pickup. Due to conditions beyond our control, we cannot transport frozen
or perishable foods.
#5) Try to open a checking account in your new home town prior to
relocating, as it is often difficult to cash "out of town" checks from
your existing account.
Separate goods to be carried with you or not to be moved.
Beds will be disassembled and loaded last. You can stay in the home until
the day of loading. Please remove sheets and blankets yourself.
#8) Any item permanently affixed to the walls or ceiling should be
taken down by you if you wish to have it packed and/or transported on the
moving van, unless special authorization for additional labor cost has
been given for this service to be performed.
#9) Arrange to have your children's records forwarded to their new
school. Also obtain copies of health and dental records for all family
Change of address forms should be sent to the post office and those
sending periodicals. Notify the gas, electric, and phone companies to
discontinue service. The utilities should not be turned off until after
the load has been completed.
It is recommended not to move live plants. Insurance will not cover the
relocation of plants and the driver cannot be held responsible for damage
to plants. Some states may restrict the "import" of live plants due to
All items that are flammable or explosive must be transported by you or
disposed of prior to moving. Examples are aerosol cans of any kind,
propane tanks for barbecue grills (even if empty), fire extinguishers,
paints and paint cleaners and ammonia of any kind.