1. Fill out
Change of Address Form at local post office.
2. Switch utility services to new address.
Inform electric and gas/oil companies,
disposal, water, newspaper, magazine
subscriptions, and telephone and cable
companies of your move.
3. Make travel arrangements, if necessary,
with airlines, buses, car rental agencies
4. Develop a master “to do” list so you
won’t forget something critical.
5. Sort and get rid of things you no longer
want or need. Have a garage sale, donate to
a charity, or recycle.
6. Don’t throw out everything…If your
inclination is to just toss it, ask yourself
how frequently you use an item and how you’d
if you no longer had it.
7. Pack like items together. Put toys with
toys, kitchen utensils with kitchen
8. Decide what if anything you plan to move
yourself. Precious items, such as family
photos, valuable breakables, or must-haves
during the move, should probably stay with
9. Use the right box for the item. Loose
items encourage breakage. Put heavy items in
small boxes so they’re easier to lift. Keep
weight under 50 lbs., if possible. Don’t
over-pack boxes. This increases the chance
they will break. (All-Ways Moving carries a
full line of packing material and the first
delivery is free, with a confirmed move.)
10. Wrap all fragile items separately and
pad bottom and sides of boxes. (Packing
boxes sensibly helps to ensure things don’t
11. Label every box on all sides. You don’t
want to have to move other boxes aside to
find out what’s there. This also helps the
movers put the boxes in the right place and
speeds up moving time. Use color-coded
labels to indicate which room each item
should go in. Color-code a floor plan for
your new house to help movers.
12. Keep your moving documents together,
including phone numbers and driver’s name. Also keep your address book handy.
13. Back up your computer files before
moving your computer. (All-Ways Moving
doesn’t disconnect or reconnect appliances
14. Inspect each box and all furniture for
damage as soon as it arrives.
(Notify the foreman immediately of any
15. Remember, most movers won’t take plants,
aerosol products, propane cylinders, and
16. Don’t forget to make arrangements for
pets during your move.
17. Any questions or concerns can be
directed to our office for answers.
Moving is not liable for any mechanical
devices, such as, (TV's, appliances,
computers, treadmills, A/C units, stereo
equipment, etc.) In relation to moving these items, we
do not disconnect or reconnect hook-ups for
any appliances or