Resources and Terms Moving Tips
- Pack the bulk of your items.
- Leave all clothing and soft goods in dressers, chester drawers and night stands. Pack all small breakable or loose items you have stored in them.
- Complete a change-of-address form online (usps.com) or at the post office.
- Notify magazines, newspapers, banks, and credit card companies of your new address.
- Properly dispose of any flammable or hazardous materials that are prohibited to be included with your Household Goods Shipment. Give away or dispose of any opened containers that could leak causing damage to your cargo.
- Finish packing. Set aside enough clothing for the week ahead, plus a suitcase or two for those items.
- Create a last-out, first-in box with all day-to-day necessities, including any of the following that are applicable: bedding, towels, toiletries, toilet paper, basic tools, cleaning supplies, medications, camera (to document items broken in transit), snacks, a few dishes and utensils
- Do a walk-through before movers arrive to make sure everything is packed.
- Make sure to pack any items you wish you move yourself in your personal vehicle.
- Say goodbye to neighbors.
- Set thermostats to away settings.
- Give keys to the real estate agent or landlord
- Arrange for someone to direct the movers at your new home.
- Check items off the inventory list as they are unloaded.
- Inspect for damages. Photograph relevant items before signing the release (sometimes referred to as a bill of lading).
- Test faucets, toilets, utilities, phones, smoke detectors, and security systems.
- Set thermostats and turn on water heater if necessary.
- Begin to unpack.
- Flatten boxes. Set them out for recycling, or store in your attic for future needs. Be aware that bugs and spiders love to make their home in old used boxes.
I hope that our moving tips time line guide will be helpful to you during your upcoming relocation. Hopefully it helps keep you organized and on track for a successful move and eliminates any unnecessary stress or the feeling of being overwhelmed. We at Midsouth Moving And Storage take great pride in our Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction. We offer both local and long distance moving and a complete line of packing materials and packing and crating services. Our 44 years of experience and our verifiable A+ BBB Accredited Rating with minimal complaints is proof of our genuine commitment to all our clients. If we may be of any assistance to you, please call, text or email Allen Black, at 901-351-0676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Movers Rights and Responsibilities
Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulations protect consumers on interstate moves and define the rights and responsibilities of consumers and household goods carriers.
Household goods carriers (movers) are required to provide you information about your rights and responsibilities as an individual shipper of household goods. Your primary responsibility is to select a reputable household goods carrier, ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of the contract, and understand and pursue the remedies that are available to you in case problems arise. You should talk to your mover if you have further questions. The mover will also furnish you with additional written information describing its procedure for handling your questions and complaints, and a telephone number you can call to obtain additional information about your move.
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What if I Have More Questions? If this content does not answer all of your questions about your move, do not hesitate to ask your mover’s representative who handled the arrangements for your move, the driver who transports your shipment, or the mover’s main office for additional information.
Effective date: October 17, 2018
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