Moving Tips - Hop To It Movers
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Moving Tips

Moving can be overwhelming, stressful, and time consuming. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are various ways to get the help you need. At Hop To It Movers, we have provided a few moving tips to help you feel more organized and prepared.

Packing

Packing up all of your belongings can take a while. There may be certain areas of the home that hold items that you aren’t going to use between now and when you move. Start packing as much as you can the moment you decide you are moving. If you space out the packing over a few weeks or even months, it can feel less overwhelming.

Enlist Help

Don’t try to do everything on your own. Life doesn’t stop just because you are moving, and this is something important to remember. You may still be working and have a long list of other responsibilities, too. This means you will want to ask for help from family, friends, and neighbors. The moving professionals at Hop To It Movers can also provide help wherever it is needed.

General Moving Tips:

We have been helping people move for years and this has helped us to see what needs to be done. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your situation.

  • Pack items that you will need right away in a clear plastic container
  • Label boxes with what’s inside and what room they belong in
  • Use sandwich bags to hold screws and such from curtain rods and label them
  • Take a photo of wiring connections for your computer, TV, and other electronic setups
  • Stop grocery shopping about 2 weeks out so you don’t have to lose food in the move

Moving Checklist

Take advantage of the moving checklist below, too. This can help you to check off everything important as you go so that moving day doesn’t seem so chaotic. There may be quite a few things that you didn’t even think of. You don’t want to get into your new home or location and then suddenly remember that there were things that you forgot. The checklist is comprehensive, and it can guide you through the entire moving process – which include several weeks before the moving truck ever pulls up to your door.

Should you require any additional assistance, whether it is recommendations on how to pack or simply who to call in the area for a particular service, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Customer service is what we are known for, and we look forward to serving you however we can. Please call us at 780-984-4333.


 

Moving CheckList

Who to Notify About your Move
Telephone Company
Insurance company
Bank and credit card companies
Vehicle registration
Hydro, gas or oil
Drivers trcense registry
Newspapers
Cable T.V.
Clubs
Notify your post office
Work and School
1 Month Before Move
Contact Hop To It Movers to make moving arrangements.
Take time off work as needed for your move.
Book the elevator and/or make arrangements for parking of the truck.
Clean your current home and sell or donate any unwanted items.
Start organizing an inventory of your possessions and order boxes and packing supptres
Start packing items that you don’t use on a regular basis. Clearly label or number your boxes, and be sure to identify valuable or detrcate items
Prepare a trst of friends, family and business associates that need to be aware of your upcoming move.
1 to 2 Weeks Before Move
Start to pack and ensure boxes are properly labelled so that movers know where to put boxes
Set aside and label items that require special attention or you do not want moved on the truck
Confirm travel arrangements for family and pets.
Arrange start dates for utitrties and services at your new home
Confirm reservation with Hop To It Moves and prepare method payment for movers
Make a plan to dispose of any items that cannot be transported.
Moving day
Walk through the house with the movers and ensure they understand which items need to be loaded last and any items requiring special attention
Take a walk through of the house and double check all of the rooms, garage and the backyard.
Carry important documents and valuables with you
Prepare an overnight kit for yourself and your family
Before you leave the house turn off any trghts and lock all of the doors
Arriving at the New House
Verify utilities are turned on
Have payment prepared for your mover
Inspect the condition of the furniture and notify the movers immediately of any damages as you will be asked to sign a waiver confirming inspection