Checklist for Moving

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  • Empty trash-baskets, ashtrays, diaper pails.
  • Make sure anything needed in-transit is separated.
  • Put jewelry, coin collections, etc into your suitcase.
  • Put birth certificates, hours & important papers into suitcase.
  • Clean out refrigerator. Dispose of perishables.
  • Take down anything nailed or screwed into walls.
  • Dispose of flammables & combustibles: bleaches, paints aerosols.
  • Computer: secure your hard-drive and disconnect.
  • Empty: lawnmowers, radiators, tanks of fuel.
  • Take draperies down and hang on hanger or fold.
  • Complete our statement of customer responsibility.
  • We cannot by law move plants to some states. For questions please feel free to call our office.


  • Secure your pets.
  • Make sure appliances, satellite, swing sets, pool tables, trampolines, etc have been disconnected by either yourself or a service company arranged.
  • Remove snow from driveway and sidewalks. Salt if needed.
  • Place your luggage and needed items in car or closet with a sign “don’t move”.
  • Show crew the items in your home that need special attention or insurance.
  • Give crew leader the filled out statement of customer responsibility.
  • Before signing anything: walk through home and make sure all is loaded.

**If anything is left at residence, it is your responsibility**

**any discrepancies, note on inventory-or call our office**


  • Secure pets, remove snow, plug in phone.
  • Ask driver for copy of the inventory.
  • Stand near doorway of your home and “check-off” items on inventory, as well as give general directions as to placement in your home.
  • Once truck is empty, confirm all items received.
  • Advise driver what, if anything needs to be unpacked. NOTE: unpacking is removing contents of cartons and placing on a designated surface.
  • Open any box that had a high value item noted on statement on inventory.

**This document is the acceptable proof of missing items**

**Call our office immediately for a “tracer” and a claim form**

**Do not discard any item damaged*