Moving Checklist

At Blue Chip Moving & Storage we are always trying to make life easier for our customers. And in the moving business, a little bit of advice can go a long way. Listed below are some moving tips to prepare for what’s ahead. Moving is not as intimidating as one might think if you prepare yourself properly!

6-8 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Contact us at Blue Chip Moving & Storage for a free visual inspection of your home or office and receive a free quote as well
  • Be sure to show us everything you are going to move so the quote is accurate; your quote will be based on what you disclose to us at the time

4-6 Weeks Before Moving Dayblue_4

  • Notify the Post Office you are moving and fill out a Change of Address form
  • Prepare a list of family, friends, and business associates who need to notified as well

2-3 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Notify your agent if you have any changes in dates, volume of items being moved, or the destination
  • Plan a going away party for your family, neighbors, and friends
  • Tune-up your vehicle for the drive and ensure your tires and lights are all in working order
  • Dispose of all flammables and half-used cans of oil, bleach, etc.

1-2 Weeks Beblue_6fore Moving Day

  • Decide what to do with your house plants, garden, and other planted vegetation
  • Host a garage sale
  • Take pets to the veterinarian and arrange for their travel

 

Day Before Moving Day

  • Make note of all fragile items and mark items which not be moved
  • Place items you want packed together in separate groups
  • Double check closets and cabinets

Moving Day

  • Be ready to greet your move coordinator upon arrival –they will have your individual instructions waiting for you
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Shutoff water, HVAC, lights, and double check all utilities are scheduled for disconnection

Delivery Day

  • Be on hand or authorize another adult to legally accept your items and pay your charges
  • Examine your goods as they are unloaded – be sure to note if you notice any changes in the condition of your items
  • Place a floor plan by the entrance of each room so the movers can place your furniture in the correct location
  • Be sure to keep all official moving documents locked away or in a safe placeblue_8
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