EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
- Obtain a floor plan of your new residence and decide what household goods you want to keep.
- Begin an inventory of all household goods.
- Contact your insurance agent, and ask them about your homeowners, or rental policy to determine whether your possessions are covered when moving.
- Establish a file for all moving papers and receipts.
- Call summitvanlines.com to schedule the moving date.
SIX WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
- Fill out post-office change of address cards.
- Send your new address to anyone that might need it.
- Clean out closets and dispose of all items that you will not be taking with you.
FOUR WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
- Obtain necessary moving supplies, boxes, labels, etc. In case you want to pack your belongings.
- Start the packing. (If you decided to do it by yourself)
- Gather valuable personal papers that you may need at your final destination location, including medical and dental records, school records, birth certificates, etc.
- Make travel plans and arrange any motel or other reservations if needed.
THREE WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
- Arrange to have utilities (gas, electric, phone, cable, water, internet, etc.) disconnected in your present home, and connected at your new home.
- Ready car registration and insurance records for transfer.
- Notify State Motor Vehicle Bureau of your new address.
- Arrange for child care on moving day.
TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
- Arrange to move pets. (If you have any)
- Dispose of all items too dangerous to move, including flammable liquids.
ONE WEEK BEFORE YOU MOVE
- Transfer all bank accounts.
- Have enough medication to last at least two weeks. Have prescriptions forwarded to a pharmacy in your new location
- Make arrangements to pay for your move.
TWO DAYS BEFORE YOU MOVE
- Our crew will pack your belongings carefully, in case you decide us to do it.
- Set aside valuable items to carry with you.
- Be on hand to answer questions and give directions to our crew and stay until they are finished.
- Accompany driver for inventory of your household goods.
- Complete information on bill of lading and carefully read the document before you sign it.
- Make sure you have your copies of the bill of lading and inventory.
- Keep the bill of lading until your possessions are delivered, the charges are paid, and any claims are settled.
- Before the van leaves, take one final look through the house to make certain nothing has been left behind.
- Give the driver directions to your new home.
- Notify Ozaki Moving Corp and the driver where you can be reached during the move.
- Be on hand to answer any questions and give directions.
- You must pay the driver before your goods can be unloaded. This is a Federal requirement for interstate moves.
- Supervise unloading and unpacking.
- Check carefully for any damaged or missing items.