One Month Before Moving Day
[ ] Contact Palm Coast Moving & Storage for a free moving estimate and book your moving day. If you are planning a move in the summer, you may wish to call movers two months in advance to ensure availability on your desired moving day.
[ ] Order moving boxes and packing supplies.
[ ] Begin packing. Clearly label boxes with name, contents, and destination for the box (i.e. "DR" for Dining Room, "MBR" for Master Bedroom).
[ ] Sort, discard, and donate unwanted items.
[ ] Notify the post office.
[ ] Notify doctors, dentists, and other health service providers.
[ ] Notify the human resources and/or payroll department at work.
[ ] Confirm elevator, loading dock, and parking reservations/parking permits for moving day at both current and destination addresses.
Two Weeks Before Moving Day
[ ] Make arrangements for disassembly of specialty items (pianos, swing sets, etc.).
[ ] Make arrangements for child care and/or a pet sitter for moving day.
[ ] Arrange for time off from work to prepare for the move and to be present on moving day.
[ ] Notify your local department of motor vehicles for change of address on your driver's license.
[ ] Notify the necessary utility companies:
[ ] Telephone
[ ] Cell Phone
[ ] Electric
[ ] Gas/Oil (also, schedule gas appliances to be disconnected)
[ ] Cable
[ ] Internet Service Provider
[ ] Water
[ ] Home security/alarm
One Week Before Moving Day
[ ] Pack fragile and loose items from drawers into moving boxes.
[ ] Confirm your moving day and time with your moving company. Gentle Giant's move coordinators will contact you 1-3 days prior to the move to ensure that all details are accurate for moving day.
[ ] Complete the high-value inventory form (from the original paperwork sent by your move coordinator) and choose the appropriate valuation (moving insurance) option. Gentle Giant professionals are happy to assist with this process.
[ ] Remove all permanently affixed items that you wish to take from walls and ceilings (drapes, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, etc.).
[ ] Change address with all newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals to which you subscribe.
[ ] Alert friends and family to new address.
One Day Before Moving Day
[ ] Consolidate clearly marked moving boxes of fragile items in one area of your home. Alert the movers about these moving boxes on moving day.
[ ] Identify furniture that is fragile or has been weakened by previous damage and bring it to your mover's attention on moving day.
[ ] Separate and mark items not intended to be moved by your movers.
[ ] Isolate checkbook, keys, passports, plane tickets, cash, credit cards, and prescription medications. These should travel with you in your personal vehicle on moving day.
[ ] Defrost, drain, wash, and dry refrigerators and freezers.
[ ] Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers, generators, snow blowers, etc.
[ ] Disconnect propane tank from gas grill. Your movers will not be able to transport the tank on moving day.
[ ] Clear walkways and driveway during inclement weather.