Make you moving arrangements as far ahead of your moving date as possible.
For long haul moves make sure you label all of your cartons with your name, destination city and contact phone number in BOLD LETTERING.
Consider holding a garage sale or giving your unwanted items to charity.
Leave your pet with a neighbor or friend during all the activity on moving day.
Place all packed boxes against the wall away from your furniture, so as not to obstruct access for your movers.
Packing and labeling
To make sure your household goods arrive at your new home without a scratch, start with purchasing the right packing supplies. We’ll help you with that by bringing our own reliable products.
Put together a packing kit. If more than one person is packing, stay organized by establishing a working system.
Have blank inventory sheets prepared so one person can easily tackle one area or room.
Donate all unessential items to charity or throw them away.
If you are packing things yourself, start well in advance of your moving date. This will avoid any rush to have things moved fast â€“ most errors occur when done in a hurry.
Carefully label all boxes according to the room you would like them placed in, (example: kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom, etc.)
Regard moving as an opportunity to get rid of belongings you no longer need. Consider making ”donate” and “sell” piles in each room for things you could do without.
People have a tendency to keep outdated paperwork for a very long time. Realise that paper is very heavy. Do yourself a favour and get rid of any outdated documents prior to moving..
Make sure you have a generous supply of packaging tape, scissors, markers and labels.
Defrost your refrigerator in time for moving day.
Moving with Plants
A couple of weeks before your move, prune plants to prepare for packing. Consult a florist or a plant book on how to instructions.
A week before you move, put your plants in a black plastic bag with a bug/pest strip, conventional flea collar or bug powder in the bag before you put the plant in. Close the bag and place in a cool area overnight. This will kill any pests on the plant or in the soil.
The day before you move, place the plants in cardboard containers. Make sure they are held in place by dampened newspaper or packing paper. Use paper to cushion the leaves and place a final layer of wet paper on top to keep them moist. Water the plants normally in summer, a little less in winter.
On the day of your move, set the boxes aside and mark “DO NOT LOAD” so they won’t be taken on the moving van.
On the day you leave, close boxes, punch air holes in the top and load in your car.