Moving tips

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Make your reservations for movers two to four weeks before your move day.

For large appliances be sure to check your owner’s manuals to see if there are special instructions for moving.

By law, a moving company can’t transport hazardous materials such as gasoline, bottled gases flammables, ammunition and explosives.and other         

Clean out closets, the attic, and the basement as soon as you decide it’s time to move.

Remember to get snacks for move day.

The day before your move, defrost the fridge (if you move it).

Schedule disconnect times for about a week before your move day -- you don’t want to have to pay for cable, phone, and utilities when you aren’t even there!

Make a “survival closet” of things for the last cleanup before you move out – broom, dust cloth, dust pan, mop.

Pack a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it’s the last thing added to the truck.

Cancel newspapers, cable, pest control, cleaning help, lawn services about a week before the move.

Use wardrobe boxes to make closets easier to pack. Clothes in drawers can be placed in suitcases.

If you are depending on friends and family to help you move, have a back-up plan if they don't show.

Use only small boxes for books. They get very heavy, very fast.

Never use printed newsprint to wrap fine china.

Always stack dishes upwards when packing.

Pack important and sentimental documents separately to be easily accessible including children’s health records, passports, family records, insurance information, and photo albums.

Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.

Don’t pack with food or supermarket boxes. You never know what little critter is hiding – or if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions.

Never use duct tape – use packing tape.

Try to pack all electronic equipment, like stereos in their original boxes. Otherwise, use bubble wrap when packing these items.

Start packing items you will not need ahead of time.

Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.

Always tape boxes. Don’t interlock the tops.

Mail in your change of address forms about a week before your move date.

As you take apart furniture and other items make sure to tape all parts to the main base.

Don’t use used boxes. You don't know if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions.

Always pack and unpack breakables over a padded surface.

Clearly label all boxes on top and side.

Don’t use boxes without tops. No tops make it impossible to stack properly in the truck.