Moving can be overwhelming unless you are organized and have a plan. Here are some helpful tips to make the process go much smoother.
ONE MONTH BEFORE
Begin taking inventory of your possessions and decide what to move and what to give away or sell. Organize your items and decide where they will be placed in your new location. We recommend making a map of each room in your new location with your items placed in their desired places.
Create a moving file of all moving related information. Remember, many moving expenses are tax deductible, so be sure to save all your receipts.
Determine the amount of the bill your employer will pay (if applicable).
Receive moving estimates and choose your mover.
If you are moving long distance, make air, hotel, and car rental reservations.
Secure packing supplies and begin packing belongings that you don't use daily.
Fill out a change of address card and mail it to the Post Office. Also remember to fill out a change of address form for all banks, credit cards, bills, magazines, etc.
TWO WEEKS BEFORE
Contact the following companies to make arrangements: - Telephone Company - Gas/Electric - Water - Cable - Internet Provider
Plan to use up as many food items as possible including those in the refrigerator and freezer to avoid waste.
ONE WEEK BEFORE
Call your mover to confirm all the arrangements.
Identify the items that you will need and do not want packed away (typical clothes, toiletries, linens, paper goods, microwave, cleaning items, etc.). Put these items aside or in a special box that is clearly marked.
If you are doing the packing and not the mover, make sure the boxes are secure and appropriate labeled.
Gather all jewelry and other valuables and put them aside for your transporting later. Do not pack these valuables with your other goods.
If the mover doing the packing on the moving day, begin making sure that the items to be packed are organized.
Make special arrangements for your pets.
Make arrangements to pay your mover in cash, money order personal check, or billing if your employer is paying and billing has been approved by both the employer and the mover.
ONE DAY BEFORE
Defrost and dry refrigerators/freezers to be moved.
Make sure that you have the following ready - Moving File - Directions and/or a map for the movers to find your new location - Keys
If possible, be available throughout the entire move to answer any questions the movers may have.
GET YOUR FREE ONLINE ESTIMATE
Over the phone or email estimates are NOT binding. Binding estimates are given only with onsite estimate and signed scope of work.
Soft Touch Moving is a full-service moving company for residential and commercial clients moving both locally and long distance. Whether you're relocating your business, moving across town, or going across the country - we are here to help! No job is too big or too small for our professional moving crews. We provide free estimates as well as offer a full line of packing supplies and boxes.