PLANNING YOUR MOVE
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Are you ready for your move? At 21st Century Moving & Storage, we want to make your next move as stress-free as possible. Review our Moving Schedule below to help keep you on track! Click Here for a Printer-Friendly version.
Four Weeks Before Your MoveCall 21st Century Moving & Storage and schedule your move. Tour your house and decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. Consider a garage sale. Call physicians and dentists. They may recommend a colleague near your new home. Get copies of renewable prescriptions. Arrange transfer of school records. Check homeowner’s insurance policies to see if moving is covered. Be sure your new home is protected by transferring fire, theft and other personal-property insurance. Transfer personal insurance records.
Three Weeks Before Your MovePlan to use up most food items before the move. Check and clear tax assessments. Arrange to have major appliances serviced before you move them. Movers can’t take aerosols, flammables, corrosives or ammunition. It’s best to use them up or give them away before you move. Propane tanks must be emptied as well as lawnmower fuel tanks.
Two Weeks Before Your MoveMake your travel reservations for the trip. Notify the Post Office and get change of address forms. Notify magazines to which you subscribe. Close or transfer all charge accounts. Return library books and other things you’ve borrowed. Collect things you’ve loaned, and items in layaway, cold storage, etc. Arrange to discontinue utilities and delivery services. Take the time to fill out the “Welcome To Your New Home” data sheet for the new owners. Protect your shipment from damage by disposing of cleaning fluids, acids, caustic drain cleaners, etc.
One Week Before Your MoveTransfer bank accounts, and ask your local credit bureau to transfer your records to your new city. Reconfirm travel reservations. Arrange for cable TV disconnection. Arrange connection of utilities in new home. Draw up a floor plan of your new home, and indicate placement of furnishings. It makes moving in twice as easy. Arrange to have cash, certified check or money order ready to pay driver before goods are unloaded (unless your employer is paying the charges or you’ve arranged to pay by credit card). Set aside maps, games, snacks, flashlight, and other items you’ll take in your car. Gather medicines and important papers for the car trip. Your local phone company business office can help you with phone service for your new home, as well as disconnecting service at your present home. Drain water from all garden hoses. Start packing suitcases. Drain gasoline from lawn mower. Anything 21st Century Moving & Storage is packing should be left in place. It’s easier and safer; for example, to pack glassware right from the cabinet it’s kept in.
The Day Before Your MoveGet name, address and phone number of your destination agent. Put cleaning supplies, toiletries and a coffee pot in special box to be loaded last and unloaded first. Finish packing all suitcases. Defrost, clean and dry refrigerator.
The Day Of Your MoveBe on hand all day to answer questions, accompany driver during inventory, sign bill of lading, and confirm your new address and delivery date. Be sure to advise him of your enroute accommodations and telephone number, if known. Make final check of every room and storage area. Make sure windows and doors are locked, keys are transferred and lights are out.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding our moving services, please contact us at 949-298-7459 today.