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One Month Before Moving Day

  • Contact Hansen’s Moving and Storage for a free moving estimate and book your moving day. If you are planning a move in the summer, you may wish to call us a month in advance to ensure availability on your desired moving day.
  • Order moving boxes and packing supplies.
  • Begin packing. Clearly label boxes with name, contents, and destination for the box (i.e. “DR” for Dining Room, “MBR” for Master Bedroom).
  • Sort, discard, and donate unwanted items.
  •  Notify the post office.
  • Notify doctors, dentists, and other health service providers.
  • Notify the human resources and/or payroll department at work.
  • Confirm elevator, loading dock, and parking reservations/parking permits for moving day at both current and destination addresses.

Two Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Make arrangements for disassembly of specialty items (pianos, swing sets, etc.).
  • Make arrangements for child care and/or a pet sitter for moving day.
  • Arrange for time off from work to prepare for the move and to be present on moving day.
  • Notify your local department of motor vehicles for change of address on your driver’s license.
  • Notify the necessary utility companies:
  • Telephone
  • Cell Phone
  • Electric
  • Gas/Oil (also, schedule gas appliances to be disconnected)
  • Cable
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Water
  • Home security/alarm

One Week Before Moving Day

  • Pack fragile and loose items from drawers into moving boxes.
  • Confirm your moving day and time with your moving company. Hansen’s Moving and Storage’s move coordinators will contact you 1-3 days prior to the move to ensure that all details are accurate for moving day.
  • Choose the appropriate valuation (moving insurance) option. Hansen’s Moving and Storage’s professionals are happy to assist with this process.
  • Remove all permanently affixed items that you wish to take from walls and ceilings (drapes, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, etc.).
  • Change address with all newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals to which you subscribe.
  • Alert friends and family to new address with Hansen’s Moving and Storage e-cards.

One Day Before Moving Day

  • Consolidate clearly marked moving boxes of fragile items in one area of your home. Alert the movers about these moving boxes on moving day.
  • Identify furniture that is fragile or has been weakened by previous damage and bring it to your mover’s attention on moving day.
  • Separate and mark items not intended to be moved by your movers.
  • Isolate checkbook, keys, passports, plane tickets, cash, credit cards, and prescription medications. These should travel with you in your personal vehicle on moving day.
  • Defrost, drain, wash, and dry refrigerators and freezers.
  • Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers, generators, snow blowers, etc.
  • Disconnect propane tank from gas grill. Your movers will not be able to transport the tank on moving day.
  • Clear walkways and driveway during inclement weather.

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