Moving Tips



  • How ready are you when the movers arrive?
  • Are your belongings packed in stackable boxes?


  • Can the truck park close to the house?
  • What can be done to improve the access?


  • Have you eliminated unwanted or excessive items?

Moving entails so much more than shipping your belongings from house to house. Use the following timeline to insure an easier moving experience.

4 Weeks Before the Move

  • Call Abba Moving to schedule your move
  • Tour your house and decide which items, if any, might be discarded donated. Consider a a garage sale.

3 Weeks Before the Move

  • Arrange to have major appliances serviced before you move them
  • Movers cannot take aerosols, flammables, corrosives or ammunition. Use them up or give them away. Propane tanks and lawn mower fuel must be emptied.

2 Weeks Before the Move

  • Notify the Post Office and get change of address forms for each person receiving mail at your address. Notify subscription services of the address change.
  • Protect your shipment from damage by disposing of cleaning fluids, acids, caustic drain cleaners, etc.

1 Week Before the Move

  • Arrange cable TV disconnection.
  • Arrange connection of utilities in your new home.

The Day Before the Move

  • Defrost, clean and dry refrigerators.

The Day of the Move

  • Strip the beds but leave them intact. The movers will dismantle them.
  • Tour your home with the movers so they can assess the shipment and determine the most suitable routes from the house to the truck.
  • Be available all day to answer questions, direct the placement of your furniture and boxes, sign the bill of lading, etc.