Moving 101

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Moving 101
Moving Furniture
Moving Rugs or Drapes
Moving Electronics
Moving Appliances
Moving Lamps
Moving Books
Moving A Piano
Moving Plants
One Month Before
Two Weeks Before
One Day Before
The Big Day
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Arrival - Moving 101

At the destination, you might want to consider having the TV and VCR hooked up first to occupy the kids while the rest the van is being unloaded. This of course relies on you moving your electronics carefully. Check off Inventory

To ensure that everything loaded at origin is delivered at destination, you must check off the inventory yourself. Ask that the driver and crew call off the inventory numbers, which are on all pieces, including cartons.

It is best to have two people at destination so one to check off the inventory and the other to show the movers where to place your belongings.

Check the condition of everything as closely as possible for damage. Make note to any exceptions to the condition on the inventories upon delivery. There is a column within the inventory especially for your exceptions. Immediate unpacking:

  • Cartons that contain valuable items such as silver, artwork, etc., should be unpacked immediately
  • Upon arrival at your new home, let your pc "acclimate" itself to room temperature before plugging it in.
  • Arrange for disconnection of appliances and/or hook-up in your new home.