car’s interior. And last, but certainly not least,
have an extra set of car keys and alarm remote
ready to hand over to the moving team, as well
as a working phone number where you may be
Make Advance Reservations: Depending on
where you live, you might need to obtain a
parking permit for the moving truck or van.
Also, if you live in a high-rise building, you
should check to see if you need to reserve use
of the elevator.
Smile and File: Gather and organize your
important documents in advance and have them
ready to go, you never know if you might need
access to them in your new home. Never place
these items in the trunk of your car. A short list
of documents to take with you includes birth
certificates, life insurance policies, medical
and dental records, real estate documents and
school records. Other helpful items include an
address book, appliance manuals, appraisals
for high-value items, and your copy of the
household goods descriptive inventory.
GET GOING! THE DAY OF THE MOVE
Get in the Zone: The safety zone, that is.
Anything that you wish to take with you and
NOT have packed should be placed within an area
that you identify to the movers as the “Do Not
Pack – Do Not Move Zone.” This would include
anything from your important papers and documents, luggage, medications, travel clothing and
toiletries, and favorite toys for the kids.
Create a First Night Care Kit: Separate the
items you will need the most when you first arrive
in your new home and have the movers pack and
load them separately so they will be the first to
unload in your new home. If you are putting
items into storage and you need special items for
a temporary living situation, clearly mark and
separate these items before the mover arrives.
Some items to consider for your First Night Care
Kit include alarm clocks, a can opener, first-aid
items, clean sheets and pillow cases, toiletries, a
flashlight, extension cords, basic tools and hardware from disassembled furniture.
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