Moving Tips by MoversPackers.Com are for those that wish to relocate
to another city or want to shift their household goods from one place to another.
» First arrangement is to be done for the Truck, the vehicle that
will carry your goods. For truck services, contact any reliable transport company/
truck company or reserve a rental truck.
» Personal travel arrangements must be your second priority, the
family peoples have to go to the destination by own transportation modes. if you
require make arrangements with airlines, bus service providers, car on rent service
providers and hotels reservation.
» If your or your family members are having memberships in some
clubs, pubs, civic organizations, church or related relegious organizations, transfer
the membership to the new destination if such facilities available or else discontinue
» Get all medical records/ reports from the hospitals/ personal
family doctor. Reports like dental, x-rays and prescription histories will help
other doctors at the new city/ destination. Ask your doctors and dentist for good
referrals and transfer prescriptions so that you don't have any problem while relocating
to new destination.
» Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank.
Before closing, be sure there are no outstanding checks or automatic payments that
haven't been processed. It will help you whenever you need finance.
» Before proceeding, check the rules & regulations, laws and
requirements of your new destination/ city in case you require home-based businesses,
professional tests, business licenses and any special laws to continue the work
without any trouble.
» Inventory of is must for your household goods or commercial goods
before packing of the goods, in case you need to claim insurance for your goods
later. If its possible, take pictures or video recording of all your goods. Have
a written record of all the elecronic equipments serial numbers.
» If you are having pets, make posible arrangements for them. If
you want to leave them with your known persons or want to transfer them, make arrangements
for their transportation & fooding during the transfer.
» Try to use maximum food items to minimize packing of food items
& prevent possibly spoiling of foods. If posible make arrangements from outside
on the day of depart so that you are free from the coocking and rest arrangements.
» All the utility services must be arranged to new address/ destination.
The services at current address must be discontinued just after your departure by
the help of some known person/ relative. You must inform electric, disposal, water,
newspaper, magazine subscription, telephone and cable companies about your move.
» If you are having many appliances, make sure all of them are
serviced for moving.
» Many days before moving, make arrangements for cleaning rugs
and clothing and wrap them for moving.
» Must collect all valuables from safe deposit box. Do make copies
of all important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.
» Check with your insurance agent to ensure you'll be covered through
your homeowner's or renter's policy during the move.
» Always defrost freezer and refrigerator. Place deodorizer inside
to control odors. It will help you
» Give a close friend or relative your 'travel route and schedule'
so that you may reach there if required.
» You must double check all drawers, shelves, closets and garage
to make sure they are empty to avoid any misuse of your goods & safety as well.
» You must carry important documents, cash and jewelry with yourself
or alternatively use registered mail & it must be used only for documents &
such items and not for jewellery & cash.
» Should carry 'travelers checks' for quick & easy funds.
» Revise your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate
and higher legal fees.
» Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire
stations near your home.
» Dispose of flammables such as fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches,
acids, chemistry sets, aerosol cans, ammunition, etc before departure.
» Drain fuel from all machinery, and discard partly used cans of
oil, paint, thinner, or other substances that might leak.
» Carefully tape and place in individual waterproof bags any jars
of liquid you plan to take with you.
» Refillable tanks must be purged and sealed by a local propane
» Discard non refillable tanks. Some carriers and the military
do not permit shipment of any propane tanks. Check with your moving company first.
» Have rugs and draperies cleaned. Leave both wrapped when they
are returned from the cleaners.
» Obtain a written appraisal of antique items to verify the value.
Avoid waxing or oiling wooden antiques and fine wood furniture prior to moving because
some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture
» Think twice before dismantling your outside TV antennae; a new
one may cost less than moving the present one.
» Third-party servicing will likely be needed before moving such
items as hot tubs, large-screen TV's, and some exercise equipment.
» Talk to your moving company about PRE and POST move servicing
of washer, dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, grandfather clock, satellite dish, etc.
Above are some of the most important moving tips for anyone while relocating from
one city to another or to any international destination. Follow these tips and we
beleive that your relocation will be an smooth one & will not leave you in any
trouble. Happy Relocation !