Tips to Make Your Move Successful

We value your time and would like to make your move with us both cost effective and efficient. The moving tips listed below will answer many of your questions and help you get ready for your move.

How Far Ahead Do I Need to Plan?

Please plan your move 4 to 6 weeks in advance to get the date of your choice; this will also give you more flexibility if you need to change the date, and more time to get an in-home estimate if you choose to do so.

The Advantages of an in Home Estimate

We can provide you with an estimate over the phone or by email, but we always recommend an in-home estimate as the best option. An in-home estimate only takes about 20 minutes, and we can provide you with a more detailed, accurate quote. Plus, we can also offer you a flat rate price for an in-home estimate.

Disconnecting Phone Service

If you disconnect your phone service prior to the move, please provide us with an alternate phone number, such as a cell phone.

Sturdy Boxes

If you are packing your own boxes, please make sure to wrap items and pack them in sturdy boxes.

Over Packing Boxes

Please do not over pack boxes! Try to put heavier items into smaller boxes, while packing lighter items into larger boxes. Boxes that are over packed could break apart while being moved, causing damage to your belongings.

Packing Dishes

Please pack dishes horizontally on their side rather that stacked vertically. Wrap each piece of glassware individually.

Electronics

Please disconnect all electronic equipment and pack into boxes. Computer monitors and hard drives need to be boxed up to ensure proper handling.

Labeling Boxes Properly

Please label each box with the contents it contains, and indicate which room it should be placed in. This will make it easier for the movers to place your belongings in the correct areas, and easier for you when it comes time to unpack.

Do I Need to Empty my Drawers?

Dresser drawers, cedar chests, file cabinets, or desk drawers do not need to be emptied. Please remove any fragile or valuable items from the drawers before shipping.

Hardware from Furniture

If you disassemble any beds, cribs, or other furniture, please store the hardware such as nuts and bolts in a safe place that you can easily find when you unpack.

Cleaning Supplies

Please pack cleaning supplies such as ammonia and bleach in separate boxes which are clearly marked for the movers to see. This will ensure that these products are moved properly and not placed near any items or furnishings that may be harmed if they spill or leak.

Propane Tank

The propane tank must be removed from the gas grill and moved by the customer.

Gas Powered Machines and Tools

If you are moving a gas-powered item such as a lawn mower or snow blower, please remove the gas from the tank before shipping.

Personal Items

Items such as jewelry, money, prescription drugs, alcohol, car keys, cell phones, laptop computers, checkbooks, stocks, and other important or sentimental paperwork should be moved by the customer.

Seasonal Tip

Moving in wintertime can be challenging to say the least! Please be sure to clear your driveway or parking area at both locations before the movers arrive. Also, please shovel and sand walkways so the movers won’t slip while carrying heavy furniture.

When you are ready to move, it would be our pleasure to ease your
burden and get your belongings to your new destination safely.