Moving can be a
very stressful time, but we’re here to make it easier by providing
moving tips to help make the BIG move go more
Preparing for your move
magazine publications to change your address for your
all your utilities, including your phone service
your renter’s insurance company
medical and school records if you are moving out of the
your safety deposit box
up your perishable food that you don’t want to move
of boxes (You’ll need more than you think so get extra to
yourself time from making an extra trip to get
can be purchased at your local moving supply store or you can
them for free from a local book store or grocery
store. Book stores break
down their boxes so you’ll be able to fit more in your
car. Let them know
ahead of time so they can set them aside for
tape with hand roller dispenser
newsprint paper to protect your items and it won’t require
to wipe or wash your items when you
covers to protect your mattresses from getting dirty or
during your move.
paper for cushioning
dolly if moving heavy loads
Other helpful packing and moving tips
ahead so you’ll be less stressed on moving day
a packing schedule so you can break down the huge moving
into small manageable ones. Target one room at a time
and give yourself
an allotted time to keep you on schedule.
your move an opportunity to get rid of your clutter and
organized! Donate, sell or throw out things you
don’t need and organize
what you want to put in storage.
your boxes with the location they should be unpacked so
will know where to put your boxes.
your boxes with the order they should be
example, “Bathroom – 1” will be filled with your
that should be unpacked first.
a detailed list of all your boxes and its contents so you can
inventory of all your items so you will know
where everything is when
you reach your new home. On this list you should
have 2 columns, “Box
Name and Number” and “Contents in Box”.
boxes 50 lbs or less and pack heavy items in small boxes and
items in big boxes
a personal box for each person with things you’ll need right
when you get to your new home (sheets, towels, tooth
case, pajamas, a toy for your child,
important documents, medication and valuables such as jewelry
a back pack and keep it close with you. Don’t
pack it with the rest of the
items in your moving van.
an apron with pockets on moving day for quick access to a
packing tape, a small note pad and pen. You’ll
appreciate having these
essential packing items at your
on a weekday. There will be more parking available and all
stores will be open for any last minute
a basic cleaning kit ready for the final clean up as you are
Also vacuum each room as it is emptied.