Moving Tips

moving-tipsAt Eagle Moving we would like to offer some basic moving tips that some people might overlook otherwise.

These tips will help your next move go much more smoothly and get you moved in a quick and efficient time.

First Steps:

  1. Schedule a mover two months before your move.
  2. Most important, start packing early so you will not feel overwhelmed and stressed.
  3. Start a file for your moving receipts, they may be tax deductible.

One Month Before you Move:

  1. Go to the post office and fill out a change of address form with the date you would like your mail to start being delivered to your new location.
  2. Notify medical doctors, dentist, eye doctor, schools, work, etc. of your new address.

Two Weeks Before you Move:

  1. Notify the following companies of your new address: cable, electric, telephone, gas, home insurance, car insurance, life insurance, charge card companies, bank, etc. of your new address.
  2. Gather up your last month of bills and put them in a separate file that is easily accessible in case you have to contact any of these companies when you move into your new location.

One Week Before you Move:

  1. Pack your valuables, these include passport, insurance papers, property deeds, auto-mobile ownership, etc as well as cash and jewelry. Plan to keep these valuables with you.
  2. Clear the refrigerator; use any perishable foods and limit any repurchases.

One Day Before You Move:

  1. Confirm with your moving company that you are scheduled for the date and time agreed upon
  2. Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator.
  3. Clean your stove
  4. Pack medications and any other necessities
  5. Gather up house keys for new owner

Day of your Move:

  1. Point out to moving crew anything that is extremely delicate.
  2. Do a final walk through of each room, every closet, the attic and the garage to make sure you have taken everything with you.