Things to keep in mind when getting ready to move

Moving Tips

When to start packing

You should allow plenty of time to pack so the day of your move all you have to do is relax while we move you.


When packing use moving boxes

Make sure anything that can fit into a box is packed in a box. Tape the bottom and top of all boxes and mark with a sharpie what room the box is going in to. Be sure to use small boxes for books and heavier items.


Fragile items

Make sure all items that are fragile are labeled as such.


Dressers and drawers

Be sure to empty dressers and drawers to all furniture and leave the drawers in all furniture. The movers will decide at the time of move if it is necessary to remove them.



Unwanted items and furniture

It is best to get rid of all unwanted items and furniture prior to moving day. We do not offer a haul off service for these items, however; we can move them out to the curb for trash pick-up.



Appliances

If you have appliances that need to be disconnected, please make sure this is done prior to the move. We do not disconnect water, gas and electrical connections.



Buildings with an elevator

Make sure you call ahead to find out the move in/out times and dates available for buildings with an elevator. Most buildings will require you to reserve a time slot for a move in/out.


Parking permits

In most cases, parking permits are required, however; we know the city very well and can advise on when they will be needed. Click here for permits.



Family plan for children and pets

Moving can be very stressful and the best thing to do is come up with a plan for children and pets the day of move.


Forwarding address 

Make sure you file an address change with the USPS (United States Postal Service). If you click the link below you can do it online. Click Here


Important items

Make sure you pack all medications, check books, baby formula, passports etc. in a carry along bag to take with you.



Utilities Transfers

Make sure you call and have all utilities scheduled to be turned on or transferred in advance. Also, for those of you who work from home, make sure you have cable and internet scheduled so it can be up and running. For a complete list of utilities, click here

Moving Taboos

Tupperware bins

Plastic bins are good for light items only. Do not load them up with books or heavier items as the bins tend to collapse and break.


Heavy items

Try not to over pack boxes, its best to distribute the heavier items into smaller manageable boxes that can be moved safely.


Packing the day of move

Plan ahead and make sure you are all packed the day before the move. This will save you time and money. If you cannot pack, we offer packing services prior to your move. Call us for details.



Plastic bags and suit cases

If you are going to pack suit cases you should put clothes in them. Fragile items that are not labeled and packed in suit cases or plastic bags will most likely get damaged.


Buying a home

If you are closing on a home, do not schedule your move on the same day. Its best to have us pack you up the day of closing and unload you the day after your settlement.


Travel plans, doctors appointments, etc.

Do not make travel plans or appointments the same day of your move. Traveling and moving  times can be unpredictable and effect your moving day.



Utilities and appliance connections

Plan ahead to have any appliances disconnected. We will not disconnect or turn on or off utilities.



Hazardous items we can not move

Acids Fire extinguisher Paints
Ammunition Firearms Pesticides
Car batteries Fireworks  Poisons
Charcoal Gasoline  Pool chemicals
Charcoal lighter fluid Kerosene Propane tanks
Chemistry sets Lamp oil Reloading supplies
Cleaning solvents Liquid bleach SCUBA tanks
Darkroom chemicals Motor oil Sterno
Fertilizer Paint thinner Weed killer


Long distance moves over 24 hours we will not pack/transport

Frozen food Refrigerated food Produce
Opened food products Plants including indoor