“A step-by-step guide to a successful moving experience.”
4 Weeks Before Moving
- File a change of address form with the Post Office for each person receiving mail at your home.
- Notify Creditors, magazines, and book and record clubs of your new address.
- Contact Doctors and Dentists for your family’s medical records.
- Ask your physicians for colleague recommendations in your new city.
- Get copies of renewable prescriptions, eyeglass specifications and vaccination records
- Decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. (Consider having a garage sale.)
- Notify your local utilities to have your service turned off after your departure.
- Contact Utilities at your new home for connections.
- Notify your children’s schools, your church, clubs and any other organizations of your impending move.
- Ask the Internal Revenue Service for information about tax deductions on moving expenses and what receipts you’ll need to keep.
3 Weeks Before Moving
- Decide which items you will pack and those the company will pack.
- Sketch out the floor plan of your new home to determine placement of furnishings.
- Make a list of names, addresses and numbers you will need or want to remember.
- Notify La Rosa Del Monte if you have changed anything about your move: household goods, destination, dates of the move, etc.
- Make arrangements to move your plants and pets.
- Transfer contents of safety deposit box.
- Check homeowners insurance policies to see if moving is covered.
- Transfer insurance to cover fire, theft and personal property at your new home.
2 Weeks Before Moving
- Plan your trip to your new destination (Make travel accommodations, and if driving, have your car serviced.)
- Return borrowed things, and collect things you’ve loaned.
- Make arrangements for servicing your appliances both at your current home and your new home.
- Dispose of flammables such as petrol, matches, cleaning fluid, bleach, pressurized or aerosol cans. These items cannot be moved.
- Discontinue regular services such as newspaper, window cleaning, lawn service, etc.
- If moving your TV antenna or satellite dish, make arrangements to have it taken down.
- Contact trades people to take down items such as; dismantling waterbeds, removing light fittings, house cleaning services, etc.
1 Week Before Moving
- Transfer Bank and Savings Accounts so you don’t lose interest.
- Make arrangements to discontinue your local telephone service. (After the move)
- Determine which items you’re taking with you.
- If doing your own packing, pack these items and set aside in a designated area.
- Have rugs and curtains cleaned (Keep in protective bags.)
- Use up your frozen food supply or give it away.
- Drain fuel from lawnmowers and other power equipment.
- Pack your suitcases and confirm your personal travel arrangements (flights, hotel, rental cars, etc.) for your family.
- In order to avoid additional charges during the move, you must know the layout of your new community or apartment complex. This includes knowing the building restrictions and about walkway/elevator access. La Rosa Del Monte will have no knowledge of this information, so it is up to you to provide it to the best of your knowledge.
- Try to keep your plans as flexible as possible in the event of an unexpected schedule change or delay.
1 Day Before Moving
- Pack a box of things you’ll need as soon as you arrive at your new home. (This might include non-aerosol cleaning supplies, disposable plates and cups, light tools, snacks, bathroom items and garbage bags) Take this box with you.
- Defrost, thoroughly clean and dry refrigerator.
- All large electrical equipment including computers should be disconnected 24 hours before Moving-Out day.
- In order that children do not get upset or in danger on move day, make arrangements for them to play at a friends, attend a day care center, or schedule an activity
- If your goods are being professionally packed by La Rosa Del Monte, there is very little that you are required to do.
- If you need to add or remove items, you can do so at this point.
- Ensure that everything has been packed and loaded for transportation by conducting a final check with one of the crew—opening all cupboard doors and checking behind doors should avoid items being left behind. It is your responsibility to see that all of your goods are loaded, so remain on the premises until loading is completed.
- Be sure and provide the driver with an address and phone number where you can be reached until you get into your new home.
- When our Movers leave your home, you will be given a copy of your numbered Inventory List (enumerating and describing each item or package). This is prepared by our Crew, as your effects are loaded into our Vehicle for delivery. Copies are retained by our Head Office and used by our Destination Office. Before leaving the property, ensure that all windows are secure and water, gas and electricity have been switched off.
Moving-In Day (delivery)
- When your goods arrive at our destination office you will be contacted to schedule delivery. It is very important that contact information be given during your Moving-Out Day so your goods are not entered into storage in the event that we are unable to contact anyone. If your goods are entered into storage, you will have to pay for a number of extra costs for example: the effort it took to place your items in storage, the renting of the storage space, and the time, truck, and manpower that it will take for us to deliver the items back to your home.
- In order to avoid additional charges during the move, you must know the layout of your new community or apartment complex. This includes knowing the building restrictions and knowing about walkway/elevator access. La Rosa Del Monte will have no knowledge of this information, so it is up to you to provide it to the best of your knowledge so as not to incur additional charges.
- Check to make sure the utilities have been connected, and follow up on any delays.
- Review your floor plan so you can tell the movers where to place your furniture and appliances. Plan to be available to direct them as they unload.
- Be sure you are there when the movers arrive. Plan to stay around while they unload in case they have any questions. If you cannot be there personally, be sure to authorize an adult to be your representative to accept delivery and pay charges for you. Inform the destination office of your chosen representative’s name in writing.
- Have payment on hand for your moving charges. Payment is required before delivery in cash, traveler’s checks, money order or cashier’s check. Personal Checks are not accepted. This is a Federal Requirement for interstate moves.
Arriving at New Home
Renew your driver’s license, auto registration and tags.
Shop around for new insurance polices, especially auto coverage.
Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire stations near your home.