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Moving Checklist

Want to have a successful move? Follow this checklist and we can help your move to your new home become seamless. Make your long distance move seamless with the tips below!

Two Months Before your Long Distance Move

  • Sort and purge.

    -Time to do that spring cleaning you always avoided! Go through every room of your house and decide what you’d like to keep and what you can get rid of. Think about whether any items will require special packing or extra insurance coverage.

  • Research.
  • -Start investigating moving company options. 

  • -Visit www.protectyourmove.gov to become acclimated with the moving industry.

  • --Give United Moving Pro a call to get your free moving estimate started! We have the best long distance movers. You can get a free moving estimate from us. Visit our free estimate page or give us a call today!

  • Create a moving document folder
  • Use this folder/ binder to keep track of everything—all your estimates, your receipts, and an inventory of all the items you’re moving

 One Month Before

  • Start getting estimates from movers and make your reservation at least 30 days in advance from your expected pick up date. This is how you get the best price for your move. 

  • Decide if you want to do the packing of your fragile and boxed items or you would like your movers to do the packing. If you opt for the movers to box your items, please make sure this is indicated in your summary of charges.

  • Clearly label and number each box with its contents and the room it’s destined for. This will help you to keep an inventory of your belongings. Pack and label “essentials” boxes of items you’ll need right away. If packing glass and fragile items yourself, label those boxes as well. 

  • Add items such as jewelry, medicines, work related items and important files to a safe box that you’ll personally transport to your new home. Make sure to put the mover’s estimate in this box. You’ll need it for reference on moving day.

  • Go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address form, or do it online at www.usps.gov

  • Arrange for medical records to be sent to any new health-care providers or obtain copies of them yourself. Ask for referrals.

Two Weeks Before

  • Take your car to a garage, and ask the mechanic to consider what services might be needed if you’re moving to a new climate.

  • If you’ll be changing banks, remove the contents of your safe-deposit box and put them in the safe box that you’ll take with you on moving day.

  • Make sure you have all addresses and correct pick up information to your movers

One Week Before.

  • Aim to finish your general packing a few days before your moving date. Then pack suitcases for everyone in the family with enough clothes to wear for a few days.

  • Complete your Quality Assurance call and update your final item list and itinerary with your movers. 

A Few Days Before

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    If your refrigerator is moving with you, make sure to empty, clean, and defrost it at least 24 hours before moving day.

  • Reconfirm the moving company’s arrival time and other specifics and make sure you have prepared exact, written directions to your new home for the staff. Include contact information, such as your cell phone number.

  • Plan for the payment,  If you haven’t already arranged to pay your mover with a credit card, get a money order, cashier’s check, or cash for payment and tip. If the staff has done a good job, 10 to 15 percent of the total fee is a good tip.



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