– Natural gas powered dryers, stoves, water lines, and other appliances must be disconnected by a licensed professional.
It is illegal for a home owner or movers to perform this service. Disconnection service should be scheduled prior to the move. (You should also schedule reconnection at the destination.)
-Disconnect and bundle cords on television and stereo components.
Label each cord with masking tape and a description of where to connect it.
-Movers also cannot move propane tanks, fuel tanks, alcohol, household cleaners, and other hazardous material.
Make plans to move these items yourself.
-Plan and measure where your furniture will be placed in your new home.
It’s helpful to draw a layout and sketch in the major furniture pieces.
-Make sure your furniture will fit up stairs and through doors.
-Low branches or low hanging wires must be removed to ensure the truck can access the property.
-Walkways should be completely clear of debris, snow or ice.
Book your move as soon as you have a moving date. Peak (busy) season is generally May-October. The busiest times are the end of the month and weekends.
MOVING CHECKLIST BY ROOM
Two Months Before Moving
- Sort through your belongings; donate unwanted items
- If you’re moving a long distance, make travel arrangements with the airline, hotel, and rental car agency.
- If you’re driving to your new home, get maps and plan your travel route.
- Save all moving receipts, as some moving expenses may be tax deductible.
- Check the current tax code for requirements.
- Place your legal, medical, financial, and insurance records in a safe and accessible place.
- Schedule the disconnection of all gas appliances, water lines, and hard-wired electrical fixtures that Bristol-Plymouth Moving & Storage Inc will be moving.
One Month Before Moving
- Pack items that aren’t regularly used such as off-season clothes and decorations and items in storage areas.
- Get medical records from your doctors, dentist, optometrist, and veterinarian.
Two Weeks Before Moving
- Contact your utility companies (gas, electric, water, cable, phone) and notify them of your move.
- Sign up for services at your new address.
One Week Before Moving
- Pack a survival kit of clothes, medicines, etc to carry you through the day after arrival in your new home.
- Finish packing all boxes except for what you’ll need during the final week.
- Label boxes with a brief description of the contents and what room they are from.Inform the post office of your upcoming move.
- Send change-of-address cards with your new address and phone number to:
-Friends/family banks, insurance companies, credit card companies, Doctors, lawyer, realtor, and other service providers.
- State and federal tax authorities and any other government agencies as needed:
-Workplace, schools, and motor vehicle registry
The Day Before Moving
- Remove hanging fixtures that you plan to move
- If you’re traveling, make sure you have tickets, charge cards, and other essentials.
- Pack last minute/essential items, label box “OPEN ME FIRST”
Carry with you:
- The keys to your new home, cash or traveler’s checks
- The telephone number of the moving company.
- Any important personal records/documents, medicines, etc
- Your insurance policies and agent’s phone number.
- Any items of great personal value to you that are virtually irreplaceable (for example, a photo album).
- Sheets and towels, personal hygiene items (toothbrush, razor, etc) for the first night in your new home.
Arriving at the Destination
- Show movers where to place furniture and boxes.