Read and sign all the documents carefully that are related to moving, including the extent of your carrier's liability and the estimate/order for service.
It is advised to prepare the priority list of the items to be kept for packing. Discard or give away the articls that you don't need anymore.
Decide if you'd like to complete any of the packing tasks at this time and let your move counselor know about it. Keep your move counselor's number handy; they're always happy to help.
Set goals and deadlines for your move to ensure all the staging/packing get completed by the moving day.
Before The Move
Don't forget the pantry! Begin using up canned and frozen food; buy only those items that will be used before the move. Ask your move coordinator if you can donate pantry items to charity.
Create a notification list of personal accounts in your current town, including utility services, mail carriers, doctors/pharmacies and subscriptions, if any.
If there are items that you aren't planning to move, use this time to plan a yard sale or prepare any donation drop-offs.
Before the move
Notify your move counselor of any changes to your move, like additions/subtractions to your pre-move survey or if there are any extra stops required in the move.
Have some fun! Host a going-away party for you and your friends. Also, make sure to visit local landmarks that have sentimental memories for you and your family.
Prepare your household items. Have rugs and draperies cleaned and wrapped, however do not clean upholstered furniture (hidden moisture could grow mold during the move). Also, get written appraisals of any antiques
to verify their value.
of the move
Create a box and keep the items that you require first at your new destination. Pack cleaning supplies, bathroom toiletries, snacks and miscellaneous tools. This way, you don't have to dig for the things you'll
need right away.
Empty your refrigerator, freezer and defrost the water pan at least 24 hours in advance of your move to prevent mildew, mold and odor.
Before the move
Resist the temptation to stage items like dishes, mirrors, pictures and beds. Make sure dishes are clean and beds have been stripped of sheets - the packers will take care of the rest.
Mark the items, that you are planning to take along with you personally, with a label stating, "DO NOT PACK & DO NOT LOAD".
of the Move
Keep your cell phone fully charged to avoid any inconvinience in transit. Also, keep power bank with you, if possible.
Create a floor plan of your home and have signage up, so that, your movers can easily see where boxes need to be placed.
Take a final look around, make sure your movers grabbed everything and check that all your faucets and lights are shut off, locked and/or disconnected.
Take some time and relax. Welcome to your new home!
Make sure to call your utility companies to ensure that your house is ready to use once you reach there. Refer to the resources tab to hookup all utilities for your new home.
Check your household goods as they are unloaded, any damages and/or missing items should be noted on the carrier operator's copy of the inventory sheet.
Approve and sign the bill of lading which states the terms and conditions under which your goods are moved. This will act as the receipt for your shipment.
Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. have prepared this comprehensive guide to plan your stress-free and smooth move, domestic or overseas.