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Move Planning
Tips for planning a successfull move...

15 - 30 Days Before You Move...
Eliminate everything you don't want to move.
Prepare an inventory of everything you plan to move.
Determine replacement value for insurance purposes.
Notify the post office that you are moving.
Make arrangements for medical, dental or veterinarian records.
Inquire about auto licensing and auto insurance, if moving out of state.
Notify your children's school and make arrangements for records.
Return any local cable equipment.
Arrange to disconnect utility services and connect utilities at your new residence.

2 - 7 Days Before You Move...
Get rid of garbage and flammable items. Garbage will get in the way and flammable items
cannot be carried by the crew. Consult your moving coordinator if you have any questions.
Reserve a parking space for the moving truck. The closer the truck can get to your home, the
better your chances of not incurring increased labor charges or a long carry charge.
Clear walkways so movers can safely and efficiently move in and out unobstructed. Pack
items you will need immediately at your new residence in a special box.

The Day Before You Move...
Take down curtains and curtain rods.
Empty and defrost your refrigerator and freezer, let them air out at least 24 hours.
Finish packing your personal things. (Leave out the alarm clock!)
Get a good night's sleep and wait for your First Class crew to arrive.

Moving Day...
Make special cartons labeled "DO NOT MOVE" for items not being moved.
Pack special items for the kids in a special box. Point this box out to the driver so that it is
one of the first to be unloaded.
Remove all keys from desks or safes and keep them in a safe place.
Point out special items. Once the movers arrive, point out any items of special concern or
instructions. Clearly explain these to the foreman during your walk-through so he can
properly plan for their care.
Take care of your driver and crew members: Advise the foreman and crew where to locate
drinks and which restroom you would like them to use, so they don't need to ask each time.
Before leaving the house check closets, cupboards, cabinets, and all rooms. Make sure that
you have locked all doors and windows.
Before the crew leaves, make sure you understand all the paperwork you are signing. If there
is something that is confusing to you, ask the foreman to explain it before you sign it. Provide
the foreman with your destination contact information.

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