Investigate your potential movers through the U.S. Department of Transportation, friends and family, and the Better Business Bureau.
Moving can become messy, therefore start a moving folder and keep track of all your paperwork.
Don’t forget to contact your former and new utility providers and to fill out the official “Change-of-Address” with the United States Post Office.
You’ll need to access certain packed items almost immediately after you arrive, and they need to be packed together in special boxes (one per room) and marked with either bright red markers or special stickers so you can spot them easily. These special rooms include: kitchen, bathroom, tool room, etc.
Invite trusted friends over for a “Farewell Packing Party.” Provide free food and drinks, provide upbeat background music, and allow friends to tackle projects that require little supervision, such as packing books or pots and pans. Have friends take pictures and send you copies.
You might be surprised to learn that you can earn a few hundred dollars by selling non-essential items, earning you cash and making your move more efficient
Even if you’re only moving across the street, having a suitcase with the following, taken with you instead of on the moving truck if possible, will make things easier once you move in.
The general rule of thumb regarding tipping the movers is 15%-20% of the total cost of the move. The tip can be added to the credit card bill, or you can pay it in cash to the team captain who will then distribute it amongst the members of the team.
There are so many things to think about when moving! Here’s a comprehensive checklist to help you stay on track
After you and your family completed your relocation, celebrate. Order in a pizza and pop open a bottle of wine for you and your spouse. Moving is not easy, you deserve to relax in your new home.
The following is a list of things to do prior to moving. We recommend you start a moving file. In order to organize yourself, we recommend you print this list and check off items as they are accomplished.
Almost everyone has more stuff than they think they do, and almost no one leaves enough time to pack it. Collect boxes from local stores or buy them from the mover.