Moving Checklist Part 2

Two to Three Weeks Before Moving Day

Working With the Mover:

  • Notify your agent if you add or subtract items from your planned move or if there are any changes in dates. Be sure to supply your agent with destination address and phone
    numbers where you can be reached.
  • Confirm any extra stops required to pick up or deliver goods to a location other than the main pickup or delivery points.
  • If your car is being moved, be prepared to drive it to a suitable loading site. Also be prepared to pick up your car at a suitable destination location.

Preparing the Family:

  • Take the family for a farewell visit to some of the places that hold happy memories.
  • Have a going-away party for the children and their friends.
  • Have some fun for yourself…an open house or an informal dinner or barbecue. Keep it simple.
  • Make family travel plans. Reserve hotel rooms and airline tickets as needed.
  • If driving, have your car serviced for the trip (check tires, brakes and windshield wipers, fluids, belts, etc.)

Preparing Household Items:

  • Federal law requires that you dispose of flammables such as fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets, aerosol cans, ammunition, and poisons such as weed killer. Drain fuel from your power mower and other machinery. Discard partly used cans of oil, paint, thinner, bleach, or any other substances that may be flammable
    or combustible or those stored in containers that may leak. Please read the complete list of non-allowables.
  • Discard propane tanks which are used for barbecue grills.
  • Set an appointment with a service technician to prepare your major appliances for
    shipment or have your agent send someone out who is authorized to perform
    this service.
  • Set a date for having utilities disconnected. If possible, plan to keep utilities in
    service through moving day.
  • Have rugs and draperies cleaned. Leave both wrapped when they are returned from the cleaners.
  • Obtain a written appraisal of antique items to verify value. Avoid waxing or oiling
    wooden antiques (and fine wood furniture) before moving because some products might
    soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads.
  • Do not clean your upholstered furniture before moving. Moisture could cause mold if
    furniture must be placed in storage.

A.C. White provides the personal service of a family-owned company backed by the resources of United Van Lines, LLC and Mayflower Transit, LLC, the moving industry’s leading transportation providers.

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