Moving Tips








      Preparation

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

      Access

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

      Volume

      • 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.
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