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Mapping your move

At AA Varco Moving & Storage, we believe in preparing your initial move along with a moving checklist prepared by our professionals. We have adhered by the ideology of veteran movers who emphasize on the usage of a comprehensive moving timeline. We have realized that it is the best strategy to incorporate in the services. We have always ensured that the relocation or moving process is undertaken smoothly. With the help of our customized moving checklist and timeline act as the best source to involve the entire family in the move. Besides, our services are aimed at encouraging the participation of each member of the family to make the move faster.

Planning Eight Weeks Prior to Move

  • Seek an advice from mover regarding arrangements for moving schedule.
  • The essential items from your attic and other areas must be removed.
  • Start utilizing the things which you can’t move whether those are frozen food stuffs or cleaning supplies.
  • Seek information about the city you are moving to from the Chamber of Commerce or Visitors and Tourism bureaus nearby.

Six Weeks Prior to Move

If you are planning to move due to official reasons, make sure, the expenses and responsibilities are taken care of by the employer. These following points should be taken into consideration while moving professionally:

  • Get in touch with your accountant to know about tax-deductible moving expenses.
  • Evaluate your possessions and plan inventory clearly.  Make a list of things which need to be sold or donated to a charitable organization. Identify the stuffs which have not been used over the span of one year.
  • Prepare a list of your near and dear ones whom you want to notify about your move. You may consider your professional or family friends while making this list.
  • Subscribe to a local newspaper to get acquainted with local government and explore social news and activities of the community.
  • Keep all the registration and licensing documents of motor vehicles handy.
  • Our relocation consultants can be contacted to deal with the arrangement of some of the important goods which you want to store.
  • Get copies of your personal records from schools, doctors, dentists or other important people. Seek referrals from them, if possible.

Planning move Four Weeks In advance

  • Change of Address form must be submitted to the post office.
  • If your pets and plants need to be transported, make the arrangements for the same.
  • Utility and related companies must be contacted for connection related services at your old and new addresses. Keeping phone and utilities connected at your current home is a must consistently on the day of move.
  • Arrange coverage services for your new home by contacting the relevant coverage institutions.
  • Purchase moving boxes from your local mover while packing your stuff by yourself. Prioritize packing the items which you don’t require be needing in the next month.
  • You can sell items by planning a garage sale. Charity donation can also be considered to give away the extra items.

Move planning three weeks in advance

  • Travel arrangements and reservations should be planned for your move. Try to finish the reservation process in advance to avoid last minute confusion. Many unexpected situations may arise at the last moment, so arrangements and reservations must be planned timely.
  • All the important papers pertaining to coverage, deed and will should be collected.
  • Manage active accounts and closed accounts at your local bank and apply for the new accounts in the banks of the area you are visiting to.

Plan your Move: Remaining Two Weeks

  • Fine tune your car and get it serviced for a smooth move trip.You also need to be equipped with various utilities which support the proper functioning of your vehicle. Be it antifreeze/coolant or any other necessary utility, the idea is to keep to regulate the  weather conditions throughout your journey
  • Contact the building management to ensure the smooth and timely maintenance of elevator.
  • Manage and confirm all arrangements by contacting in touch with your relocation consultant before

One Week Before The Move

  • Outstanding bills of local merchants must be cleared.
  • Empty your safety deposit box, return library books and rented videotapes, etc without fail.
  • Immunize your pet by getting them vaccinated, if required. Carry the copies of veterinary records for future reference.
  • Drain off gas and oil from power enabled equipments.
  • Plants which are not a part of move should be given away.
  • Ensure the specific directions to your new home are made for the convenience of moving company. You must consider itinerary, emergency numbers and other necessary details which the move company can utilize.

Two to Three Days Left… plan your move

  • Freezer and refrigerator should be defrosted. Opened doors should be blocked to avoid accidental closing on pets or children.
  • Contact your local relocation consultant to get your major appliances disconnected and prepared for the move. The third party services will appoint an experienced consultant for this purpose.
  • Personal belongings must be packed in a durable box which need to be moved to your new home. This box can be loaded along with the move items or you may take it along in your car.
  • Organize all the things together for convenient loading in the van.
  • Confirm the arrival time of the move van and notify the relocation consultant about last minute update.

Making A Timeline For Move

  • Someone should be at home to address the questions of van foreman.
  • All the utility meter readings must be recorded for future reference.
  • Sign the billing documents of inventory and lading after reading them carefully. Store all the related papers until you have paid all the bills. If there are any claims, get them settled.
  • Allied Timeline of move should be managed.
  • Checking off all the things in your move checklist is no less than an accomplishment. Proper planning over the weeks is rewarding as nothing has been overlooked.  This initial planning and execution for move process keeps out anxiety.

It’s time to move: A Quick Checklist

An allied move checklist must be utilized to monitor last-minute requirements. Are you fully geared up for the busiest day of your life? Use this checklist as you are just a few hours away from moving! All you need to do is ensure that everything has been checked off to make sure that the move process becomes convenient. This will also be a sureshot action which will make sure that nothing has been overlooked while moving to the new house.

Complete the Allied Moving Checklist

  • Try to complete all the tasks below on the moving day checklist prior to move day so that you can be home during the loading process.
  • Many times the driver will have questions that only you can answer. It is important that you or someone you’ve designated be available throughout the loading process.
  • It’s best to utilize this moving day checklist prior to the actual arrival of the truck.

Clearly mark and set aside items you don't want loaded

This will remind you to tell the driver what not to load as you conduct your preload walkthrough.
Make sure your important paperwork pertaining to the move doesn’t get packed and shipped with your household goods.

Pack special items for the kids

  • Have the kids pack a box of their “special” items. Point this box out to the driver so it’s one of the first to be unloaded.
  • You may want to arrange for someone to take care of the kids (and pets) while the movers are packing and loading your items. Have the caregiver bring the kids back home prior to the truck leaving as it important for young children to understand where their belongings are going.

Moving Checklist: Point out special items

  • Once the mover arrives, point out items that are most special to you during the walkthrough. All your items will be handled professionally, but take a moment to show them which ones mean the most to you.
  • Point out the boxes you would like to have unloaded first, if they are not going into storage. These boxes may include kitchen and bathroom items, or your children’s toys.

Moving Checklist: Before the driver leaves

  • Make sure you understand all the paperwork you are signing before the driver departs. If there is something that is confusing to you, ask your driver to explain it before you sign it.
  • Provide the driver with your destination contact information. Take down any information the driver can provide such as his cell phone, pager and satellite tracking information. If something changes, you won’t have to wait to be contacted.
  • Ask the driver if your shipment is the last he/she will be loading. Find out when the last shipment goes onto the trailer. This will give you an indication as to when they will be departing for your new home. Ask the driver about his/her plans for delivering your items.

Allied's Moving Checklist Will Help You

Our moving day checklist is here for you to use to better prepare for your actual moving day. The small details and things you can do in preparation for your movers will make a big difference when it comes time to move. Something as simple as Allied’s moving day checklist makes what can be a complicated process much easier.