Moving Tips

Two Months before Moving

• Dispose of things that are not worth moving. If you do this now you will save yourself the time and expense of packing unnecessary items.
 
• Order your packing supplies. Even if you are having your moving company pack for you, there may be items that you will want to pack yourself.
 
• Make any necessary travel arrangements, such as car rental or booking a hotel room.
 
• Obtain medical and dental records.

One Month before Moving

• File a change of address form with your local post office.
 
• Notify utility companies, newspaper supplier, and the cable company.
 
• Make appropriate arrangements for your pets.
 
• If you are not driving, make arrangements for car shipping services.
 
• Contact your insurance company regarding coverage during your move.
 
• Transfer bank accounts.

Two Weeks before Moving

• Prepare your computers and stereo equipment to be packed. Backup, disconnect, and label components.
 
• Be sure to empty fuel and other hazardous chemicals from lawnmowers or similar equipment.
 
• Prepare and organize all personal records and valuables. Keep them in a file and take it with you. We do not recommend packing licenses, passports, credit cards, jewelry, or other valuables.
 
• Make sure your new location is available for the date agreed upon. If not, storage arrangements may have to be made.

One Week before Moving

• If you are packing yourself, make sure all your moving boxes are labeled. This will save you time when you arrive at your new location.
 
• Pack personal items you will need while in transit.
 
• Reconfirm arrangements with moving company. Make sure they have your new address and ideally, a cell phone number where you may be reached.
 
• If you have children, remember to take a bag with favorite toys, games, stuffed animals, or books. Familiar items can ease a transition into a new location. You may also want to arrange for babysitting help on the day of the move so you can attend to last minute details.

Moving Day

• You, or an appointed representative, should be present when the movers arrive.

• Complete a walkthrough with foreman. Review all paperwork. When you sign the inventory sheet, you are acknowledging that all items are accounted for. Note any existing furniture damage.
 
• Make sure the foreman has clear directions to your new location plus your phone number. Make sure that you have the moving company information with you.
 
• Take money, credit cards, cell phone, and keys with you when you leave. Make sure you have funds to cover the cost of the move. You or your representative should be available to meet the movers at the new location and to sign off on delivery.
Contact Betton Moving today in Houston, Texas, and request a quote from an experienced moving company.