Get the Bed Ready for Moving
Designate one drawer of a dresser for sheets and towels so that you won’t have to rummage through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home.
Don’t forget about Moving the Fridge
After you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator, put a handful of fresh coffee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside to keep the interior smelling fresh.
Pack Heavy – Pack Light when Moving
Pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes
Remember the Bare Necessities
Toilet paper, telephone, toiletries, snacks, coffee (and pot), soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, and paper towels are some of the essentials you may need upon arrival at your new home. Pack a box with these types of items and ask your van foreman to load it last so that it will be unloaded first.
Unscrew Bulbs in your Lamps before Moving
Remove bulbs before packing your lamps.
Help your Pet Relax
Keep your pet calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch him at their house.
Be Nice to Your Plants while Moving
When moving plants to your new residence via your car, try not to let foliage rest against the windows, as the leaves will scorch.
Enjoy the Help and Relax
Leave the rest to the professionals, sit back and relax, and look forward to the new opportunities, friends and experiences that are part of any move.
Items of Personal Importance/Sentimental Value
This third moving category of non-allowable can create problems should your shipment be delayed or items lost. We suggest that irreplaceable items and/or sentimental items be carried with you instead of being packed with your shipment.
Certificates of Deposit
Personal Video Tapes
VCRs & Stereos
Medical & Dental Records
Insurance Policies (Life/Auto/Home, etc.)
Remote Controls for TVs/VCRs/Stereos
Documents Pertaining to… Your New Home
Keys to Furniture, Safe, Home