Do your research. Take time to do your homework before hiring movers, and don’t be afraid to ask the questions you find most important. What does insurance coverage on your items look like? Are the movers background-checked and drug-tested? Come moving day, you’ll want to ensure you’re protected, and having the right movers can make all the difference.
Book early! To guarantee you have professional movers on the day most convenient to you, we recommend booking two to four weeks in advance.
Try to have at least a sketchy floorplan of where you want those large furniture items to be placed.
Find out what your movers cannot move ahead of time. Federal laws ban moving companies from transporting any hazardous materials, including paint, ammunition, and propane, to name a few. By asking ahead of time, you won’t be surprised come moving day.
Start packing as soon as you have your moving date to avoid the mad rush of last-minute packing.
The last items you pack up prior to your move will be your everyday kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom belongings.
Get more boxes than you think you need – you might find out that you have more items to pack than you have expected.
Keep valuables with you – don’t leave documents or expensive items in the hands of people you don’t know.
Pay special attention to how you are packing your electronics for moving and especially your computer.
Fill every box completely to save from space and packing materials.
Let every child have their own suitcase with things for moving day in which they can put their toys, papers and some crayons.
Have enough time in advance to pack your kitchen – it may take you a lot of time.
Sign “fragile” on the boxes that is necessary.
Make sure that all utilities at your new home are functioning before you actually move in.