Prepare for a Stress-Free Move

Moving day can be a hectic and stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be. A little preparation can prevent problems and headaches from ever developing. Here are a few hints to make your move go more smoothly.

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  • Any explosive or flammable items must be transported by the customer. This includes aerosol cans, propane tanks, paint and paint thinner, gasoline, as well as firearms and ammunition.
  • Empty gasoline from power tools such as lawn mowers, trimmers, etc.
  • Drain garden hose, connect the ends, and place in a plastic bag or empty trash can to avoid leakage.
  • Chests, dressers, and other furniture are moved with drawers intact. Remove anything that might break or slide around during transport.
  • Do not empty vertical file cabinets.
  • Empty contents from refrigerator and freezer prior to moving day.
  • Disconnect all electronic and computer equipment before movers arrive.

Review the following checklist of people you should notify before moving:

Before a Residential Move

  • Post Office
  • School / Church
  • Periodical Subscriptions
  • Banks / Checks
  • Utilities
  • Insurance Providers
  • Doctor / Dentist / Veterinarian
  • Creditors

Before a Business Move

  • Purchase New Signage or Move Existing Signs
  • Notify Utilities / Bank / Post Office / Insurance Provider
  • Notify Vendors / Customers
  • Print New Business Cards / Envelopes / Labels
  • Update Website
  • Notify Newspapers / Magazine Subscriptions
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