We know not everybody that visits our website is going to hire us for service. We are still going to be here for you. An elaborate list is provided to every Top Dog Moving Storage and Logistics client well in advance of your move, but here are some helpful tips for anybody getting ready to move – client of ours or not.
• Start early. You probably can’t start early enough. Every pot and pan, child’s toy, article of clothing, CD/DVD and book is coming with you. Many of those items must be kept available to you until the last days of your move. But there are plenty of things you can start boxing or setting off to the side as soon as you know you’re moving.
• Seasonal items, music and movies, and yes even some of your kids’ toys can be boxed early.
Identify things you don’t need at the new house. If seasonable, have a yard sale. Also, consider donating and ask for a receipt for tax purposes.
• Specialized boxes and equipment exists. TV boxes, lamp boxes, dishpacks, wardrobe boxes and more are out there. These will help consolidate your items, save space to work in, and make loading your items on move day much easier.
• Start making reservations and accommodations. Your subdivision, apartment complex, HOA, etc. have rules and restrictions. Check in with them to make sure your move day is efficient.
• Make arrangements with utilities, delivery services, USPS, credit cards and other billing companies, doctors/lawyers/personal services, child care and dog walkers, insurance (auto, home, life, etc.), tax bureaus and remember to have your State ID or Driver’s License updated with the new address.
• Know that hazardous materials can not be transported by your moving company. Gases, combustible liquids, corrosive liquids, flammables and explosives all must be taken care of outside of your moving company. Not sure if your items are hazardous? Just ask.
• Some items are not meant to be moved on the moving truck. High value items such as jewelry or cash are a couple of examples. Also, plants or other living items can not make it on the back of a truck so please be sure to make other arrangements.
• Remember… you’re moving. Inform friends and family, plan and book flights for any family or friends coming in from out of town to help and ask friends, family or a babysitter to help watch your kids and/or pets. For the safety of your family and those involved in the move, it is best to have as few people as necessary around for the move.