Working With the Mover:
- Notify agent if you add or subtract items from your planned move or if there are any changes in dates. Ensure to supply your agent with phone numbers & destination address where you could be reached.
- Check any extra stops needed to deliver or pick up items to a location other than the main delivery or pickup points.
- If your car’s being moved, be prepared to drive it to a loading site that’s suitable. Moreover, be prepared to have your car picked up at a destination location that’s suitable.
Preparing the Family:
- Take the family for a farewell visit to some of the locations where happy memories are held. Have a going-away party for the children and their friends.
- Enjoy yourself…a barbecue or informal dinner or open house. Keep it simplistic.
- Organize family travel plans. Reserve airline tickets & hotel rooms as needed.
- If driving, get your car serviced before the trip (check brakes, tires and belts, fluids, windshield wipers, etc.)
Preparing Household Items:
- Federal law requires that you’re disposing of flammables like ammunition, aerosol cans, chemistry sets, acids, matches, cleaning fluids, fireworks, and poisons like weed killer. Drain fuel from your power mower & other machinery. Discard partially used cans of bleach, thinner, paint, oil, or any other substances that might be combustible or flammable or those stored in containers that could leak. Please read the complete list of non-allowables.
- Have propane tanks discarded which are utilized for grilling barbecue.
- Schedule an appointment with a service technician in order to make preparation for your major appliances for shipment — or get your agent to send an individual out who’s authorized to conduct this service.
- Schedule a date for disconnecting utilities. If possible, plan on keeping utilities in service through moving day.
- Have draperies & rugs cleaned. Have both left wrapped when they’re returned from the cleaners.
- To verify value, get a written appraisal of antique items. Avoid oiling or waxing wooden antiques (and fine wood furniture) prior to moving since some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads.
- Don’t clean your upholstered furniture prior to moving. Moisture may lead to molding if furniture should be placed in storage.