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Moving Guide

We would like to help make your move easier and less stressful. Here is a guide to help with your move. Organizing and  preparing weeks ahead of your move will help.

6-8 Weeks Before Moving:

This is a great time to begin the details of your move.

  1. Make a list of items you plan on moving and items you wish to take to storage. Make a list of items to be handled by a mover (if you plan on using one) and those you will handle yourself. Get rid of items you  don’t need – have a garage sale, give items to friends, donate items to  local charities.
  2. Many moving expenses are tax-deductible, so maintain a file with  important information and receipts for moving related expenses.
  3. If  moving to a new community, its great to find out about schools, parks,  recreation, and community programs prior to your arrival.  Contact the  local Chamber of Commerce and/or Visitor’s Bureau.
  4. Prepare to transfer medical, property, fire and auto insurance through your insurance agent.
  5. Place all your medical records in a safe place. Do not forget  prescriptions, vaccination records and other important information.

4-5 Weeks Before Moving:

  1. If you are planning to do some part of the packing, start collecting moving and packing supplies. These can be purchased directly at South Point Storage.
  2. Contact the post office and fill out an US postal change of address form and provide your new address to  your telephone company, trash company, cable / satellite, water,  electric company, internet provider, insurance companies, banks and  financial institutions, clubs, local government agencies and any other  utility companies.
  3. Register your children in their new schools. It  would be a good idea to involve kids in the moving process. They can  help pack their toys and items from their room.
  4. Contact utility  companies – electricity, gas, phone and others for disconnection after  your scheduled move out. And call ahead to have utilities connected to  your new home.
  5. If you have pets make arrangements for  transportation. Find out if there are specific requirements for pet  ownership in your new township. Also obtain the veterinarian records.

2-4 Weeks Before Moving:

  1. If you have young children, you might want to arrange for a  baby-sitter on moving day to ensure they remain safe during the loading  process.
  2. Remember to return library books and anything you have borrowed. Collect items you have loaned out.
  3. You may NOT want to pack your valuables in the moving van, think about taking them with you.
  4. Plants – Do you have a safe way to transport your plants? Plants could be given to friends or even a local charity.
  5. If you are traveling by car, you may want to get your car serviced prior to departure.
  6. Start packing items you don’t currently need. If renting a storage unit, determine which items go to storage and which items go to your new  home.
  7. Don’t forget anything in basements, attics, and closets. Don’t forget about clearing out safety deposit boxes.
  8. Disassemble your computer and backup important computer files. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures.
  9. Dispose of flammable items like fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets and other hazardous items.

1 Week Before Moving

  1. Make sure your items are labeled: ‘fragile’, ‘load first’, ‘load  last’, and ‘do not load’. This is important to ensure the safety of your  items.  U-Haul sells specialty that works perfectly for labeling your boxes.
  2. It is important to empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator at least a day before moving.
  3. Make plans flexible, make arrangements in case of delays. Confirm  travel arrangements and keep items you will need while the rest of your  belongings are in transit.
  4. Pack a box separately with the things  you will need immediately upon arriving at your new home. For example:  snacks, disposable plates and cups, bathroom items and trash bags.

Moving Out Day

  1. Thoroughly check your closets, drawers, shelves, attic, and garage to make sure nothing is left.
  2. Turn off all the switches and lock all doors and windows.
  3. Be around throughout the loading process. Inspect the premises and see to it that nothing is left behind.
  4. There must be someone to direct the Moving Helpers.
  5. Be patient if you reach your new home before your mover.

Move-In Day And After

While unloading, make sure there is no damage and no item is missing.  Make sure utilities are connected. Carry traveler’s checks or cash for  quick payments. Plan out placement of major items in your home. If  moving to a new state, you will need to renew your driver’s license and  revise your will and other legal papers. Locate the hospitals, police  stations, and fire stations near your new home.