Moving Tips

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

There are so many moving companies to choose from, but a little extra research can go a long way in helping you avoid any moving headaches down the road. When you have a list of suggested movers, perform a background check with these resources: (Protect Your Move, My Moving Review, Angie’s List)

TRANSFER DOCUMENTS

Make sure you transfer all medical records to your new doctor and ensure that your child’s academic records are safely transferred as well. Make copies of important papers, such as birth certificates, passports, medical and dental records, or consider investing in a home safe.

ELIMINATE WASTE

Eliminate what you don’t want or need before you move. If you haven’t used it in over a year, and it isn’t a valuable family heirloom, you probably don’t need it. Donate it to a charity, sell it in a garage sale or get rid of it. There is little sense in paying us to move items which you don’t want and won’t use. Looking to get rid of a few items and make a few bucks, try apps such as Let Go or Offer Up

RESERVE A TRUCK

Confirm the booking with Avon Moving & Storage and arrange to have the movers come over two days before moving day. Start packing out-of-season clothing and other items you won’t need right away. Pre-order any new appliances, furniture, dishes and cutlery.

PACKING & LABELING

Arrange to have the utilities disconnected a few days after the move. Get the utilities set up at your new residence. Start packing room by room, labeling each box with the room name. Arrange for a babysitter on moving day if you need one. If necessary, reserve the freight elevator in your building for moving day.

MOVE IN

Move-In Day! If you are hiring movers, make sure you are present as they pack to point out any items that need to be handled with care and to go over paperwork. Ask the movers for their contact information in case you need to call them once the moving truck is underway. Be ready to pay the movers with cash, check or money order and have tip money on hand as well. Before leaving your old home, check through it one last time to make sure nothing is left behind.