Received confirmation of the date of the packing / loading crew will arrive?
Given your Move Manager your arrival date at destination and a contact name and phone number(s) where you can be reached?
Designated your “OFF LIMITS – NOT TO BE SHIPPED” area?
Remove restricted articles or place them in your “OFF LIMITS” area.
Prepare your “List of Important Items/Information” for packing/loading crew:
Take care of my ,it is a family heirloom
Don’t pack the baby’s diapers
Please leave bed up until load day
Please do not pack these cooking items (if you intend to cook or dine in)
Don’t open this door, or my animals will get out
Where will the hardware be for the dissembled items?
I would like to review each page of the inventory as it is completed so I’m not rushed at the end of the day.
Prepared electronic equipment for movement?
Removed garage door opener from your car and given it to the buyer or Realtor?
Flammables – nail polish, gasoline, paints, thinners, automobile oil
Explosives – live ammunition, gun powder, fireworks
Corrosives – Drain-O, various types of batteries
Cleaning fluids and detergents
Open containers of liquids
Canned goods or other liquid items (during winter months)
Plants and perishable foods
Personal items of high value, or items not easily replaced, should travel with you:
Last three years of Income Tax Returns (to close on a new home)
Birth Certificates and Shot Records (to enroll children in school)
Stocks, Bonds and High Value Jewels
Plane Tickets and Passports
Remove CD’s, tapes, ect…from stereo equipment
Lock CD player (if required)
Remove disks from computers
Remove ink cartridges from printers
Make back-up copies of important files
Make manufacturer’s cartons available on the start day to pack into.
Before the driver leaves, please make sure to do a final walk through of your home. Check the dishwasher and all cupboards (don’t forget the “special occasion” cupboards or cabinets, crawl space, attic, storage shed)