Tips for Your Move
When preparing for your move in Pennsylvania, hiring a Pennsylvania mover is just the first step. Some tips to get through the process can make things easy and help you remember a few points that you may not have considered in your move.
Most important tip – Stay Calm! Moving is hectic and very stressful.
Tips for packing:
- Try to pack, box, and wrap everything. Organizing is key to save time and expense
- Start packing as soon as you find out you’re moving.
- Pace yourself – don’t get overwhelmed. (example 10 boxes a day 10 days = 100 boxes).
- First, pack items you don’t use often.
- Create open-first boxes.
- Label each box (l/r,2nd b/r, m/b, m/b bath) and mark if fragile.
- Pack all cartons tightly. Use bubblewrap, wrapping paper, towels, bedding, clothing, etc..
- When needed for extra protection/cushion in boxes for fragile items.
- Wrap all cords (lamps, TV etc.) with rubber bands or shrink wrap.
- Use good packing tape and thick marker (make sure boxes are sealed try to have under 30 lbs.).
- Try to put back on or tape/shrink wrap bolts, screws etc. to pieces that you disassemble
floor plan and labeling.
- Try to have a floor plan at new location. Use color stickers for each room and put on boxes,
furniture/items. (put stickers on back of furniture so not to damage them).
- Personal items – pack, medicine, jewel, important papers, and other personal/sentimental items,
put in your vehicle or in a spot and mark (we will take) so movers do not take by accident. Also you can pack suitcases for your personal stuff.
- Lamp shades – can be nested inside each other as long as they are separated by paper and then put in a box.
- Lamps – can be put into large boxes and use cushion/padding for protection.
- Mirrors, pictures and glass – wrap pictures/glass in pads, cushion foam or bubble. use picture/mirror boxes.
- To box or cut and make your own out of regular boxes (save expense).
- Bundle and wrap misc. items – try to shrink wrap, tape, rope and buddle together any misc. items
shovels, brooms, racks, shelves, curtain rods, polls, wood etc.
- Dressers and chest of drawers etc. – Light large items can be left in drawers (pillows, bedding, shirts etc.).
- Please remove all breakable and small items (jewel, perfume, glass, etc.).
- Plants – decide if you want to keep your plants or give them away(safeties spot is to transport them in your vehicle if possible).
- Yard misc. – try to drain water from hoses, grill, patio furniture etc. and try to pack and bundle together any misc. items.
- Other items – movers will not move anything that are health or safety hazards (flammables, corrosive, paint, poisons, unsafe furniture.
Some other important tips and information
- Downsize – you almost always have more than you think. Try to donate, clean-out, give away items that you do not or will not use. yard or house sales you will save time and expenses.
- Arrangements – arrange to use loading dock, elevator, parking spot, and notified proper administrator at each locations (if necessary)
- Stay out of movers way – this is dangerous and the mover have to communicate. Try make arrangements for your children and pets. Also you should be around if the movers have any questions they may have but don’t slow the process down let them work
- Walk Through’s – the movers will do at least 3-4 (before they start, done loaded, before unloading and when done). At these times they will go over any questions, concerns, information etc. (examples name, address, mobile, numbers, moving furniture, all items are in place, and you are satisfied
- Items may not fit in small hallways, stairways, doorways or changes have been made after items were moved in. Please try to check at each location and notified movers and any previous situations or concerns.
- Disposal – try to dispose of any flammable, corrosive, poisons and dangerous chemicals or unsafe furniture. Contact your local township or trash company for disposal information.
- Refreshments – (Gatorade, water) and Gratuity are appreciated.
- Insurance – liability and cargo insurance is included with each move. Check with your homeowners for additional coverage. This is usually available for little or no cost.
- Tax deductions – check with your accountant or IRS for possible tax deductions.