Moving Tips - 6 Weeks Before
Make a list of things that are valuable or difficult to replace. Plan on shipping these by certified mail or carrying them with you. Make a list of friends, relatives and businesses to notify of your move. Work your way through each room taking inventory and deciding what to donate or throw away. Start planning a yard sale or contact your local charities. Subscribe to the newspaper in your new hometown to start learning about events and the local culture. Begin using things that can't be moved, such as frozen foods, bleach and aerosol cleaners.
Moving Tips - 5 Weeks Before
Begin collecting boxes and other packing supplies. You can order a wide selection of moving boxes from U-Pack to be delivered to your door. Begin packing items you don't use often. Also start separating and disposing of the items you've designated for a yard sale, donation or the junk yard. If you donate, be sure to get a receipt for income tax purposes. Start pinpointing a "move date". This will be the day you receive your trailer for loading. Plan ahead for parking the Trailer. You should contact your property manager or local authorities to ensure you will be complying with any parking restrictions. Plan for short-term or long-term storage at destination if needed.
Moving Tips - 4 Weeks Before
Reserve your moving company.
If you are loading into a trailer, ramps are available at most locations. Purchase furniture pads, mattress protectors, dish protectors, two wheelers and more through the U-Pack Moving Boxes and Supply Store. File a change of address with the Postal Service. If you are unsure of your new address, ask the postal service to hold your mail at their office in your new city. Schedule disconnection of all utility services at your old home, and connection of them at your new one. Be sure to disconnect the day after you leave and connect the day before you arrive. If you have "last month" deposits with services, such as the water or gas company, request your refund. Make travel arrangements for your pets. Don’t forget to include necessary medical and immunization records. Advertise and host your garage sale. Call your newspaper courier and set a date to cancel your subscription.
Moving Tips - 3 Weeks Before
Make sure all library books have been returned and all dry cleaning or items out for repair have been picked up. Also retrieve any items out on loan. Decide if you will keep your plants or give them away. Remember plants cannot be loaded into the trailer or ReloCube. Dispose of flammables, corrosives and poisons. Have your automobile(s) serviced. Prepare auto registration to be transferred. If you are moving into or out of an apartment, arrange to use the elevator on your move day.
Moving Tips - 2 Weeks Before
Contact your bank and/or credit union to transfer or close accounts. Clear out safety deposit boxes. Pick up traveler's checks or cash for "on the road" expenses. Confirm travel arrangements for pets and family. Confirm parking for your trailer/ReloCube, and obtain parking permits if needed. Notify any creditors of your move. Plan meals for the last week of the move to help empty the refrigerator and avoid using appliances that will already be packed. Assemble a folder of important information about the house for the new owner of your home.
Moving Tips - 1 Week Before
Contact your local ABF terminal to confirm a time to receive your trailer/ReloCube one or two business days before your move. Review your BOL and contact your moving coordinator with any questions or concerns. Print two-copies of your Bill of Lading (BOL) and place in your moving file. Notify friends and family of your new address and phone number with a free Moving Notice. Finish packing and prepare an "essentials" box. Designate several moving boxes and items as "last load" items. Pack your suitcases and valuables separately. Drain water hoses and waterbed. Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator at least 24 hours before moving day. Prepare all appliances for loading.