We recommend that you use this checklist to make your moving experience more pleasant.
2 Weeks Prior to Moving
Plan your trip to your new destination. Make travel accommodations, and if you are planning to drive, have your car serviced.
Discontinue regular services such as newspaper, trash pickup, lawn services, etc.
Return borrowed things and collect things you have loaned.
Make arrangements for servicing your appliances both at your current home and your new home. Movers 95 will happily assist you with arranging these third party services.
Dispose of flammables such as gasoline, matches, cleaning fluids, bleach, pressurized or aerosol cans, and ammunition.
If you are planning on moving your TV antenna, make arrangements to have it taken down. Movers 95 will happily assist you with arranging these third party services.
If you're shipping an automobile, plan to have the gasoline tank less than halfway full and make sure there is sufficient antifreeze and oil.
1 Week Prior to Moving
Arrange for payment to your Movers 95 driver at destination, unless your move is to be billed to your employer or has previous credit approval. Payment by cash, certified check, or money order is required before unloading.
Determine which items you are taking with you. Pack these items and set aside in a designated area. Movers 95 will happily assist you with packing. Refer to our rates under “Packing.”
Arrange for proper packing materials such as boxes and tape. Refer to our list of products under Packing.
Have rugs and draperies cleaned. Keep in protective bags.
Drain the fuel from lawnmowers and other power equipment.
Make arrangements to discontinue your local telephone service. Your local telephone company can help you establish phone service at your new home.
Use up your frozen food supply, give it to a neighbor, or donate it to a food bank.
1 Day Prior to Moving
Pack a box of things you'll need as soon as you arrive at your new home. This might include non-aerosol cleaning supplies, disposable plates and cups, illumination tools, snacks, bathroom items and trash bags. Take this box with you or have the driver load it last and unload first.
Make sure all packing services have been performed before you sign for them.
Moving Out Day
Be available when the driver arrives and throughout the loading process. If you won't be there, make arrangements for someone else to be there and direct the movers. Make sure the driver has the name and phone number of that person.
Accompany the driver during the process of taking inventory. Check on the condition of your goods as they are loaded.
Make a final tour of your home. Make sure that no items are left behind.
Sign the bill of lading and make sure your new address and phone number are correct.
Moving In Day
Arrive at your home a day ahead of time, if possible, to make sure utilities are connected and plan the placement of major items in your new home.
Be ready to pay the driver with cash, traveler's check, certified check, or money order prior to unloading.