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Moving Tips

If you think moving is stressful, then you've come to the right place. As a residential moving company and a commercial moving company we know the ins and outs of moving a home or a business. Aside from the fast, efficient moving and storage services you can expect from TLS Van Lines, we're also happy to give you some moving advice to make your entire moving experience much easier to deal with.

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WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

 - Begin search for good health-care professionals in your new location.
 - Fill out post-office change of address cards.
 - Send your new address to anyone that might need it -- insurance agents, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, friends, relatives, etc.
 - Clean out closets and dispose of all items that you will not be taking with you.
 - Hold a moving/garage sale or donate items to charities.


 
 - For self moves, reserve a truck or trailer. Obtain necessary moving supplies, boxes, twine, labels, etc.
 - Start packing!!
 - If your mover is doing the packing, arrange for it to be done one or two days before loading begins.
 - Send furniture, drapes and carpets for repair or cleaning as needed.
 - Make travel plans and arrange any motel or other reservations.
 - Obtain a floor plan of your new residence and decide what household goods you want to keep.
 - Begin an inventory of all household goods.
 - If you can be flexible about when you move, don't wait until the summer. Also keep in mind that the first and last weeks of the month are extra-busy for all movers.

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WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

WEEK BEFORE YOU MOVE

 - Arrange to have utilities (gas, electric, phone, cable, water, etc.) disconnected in your present home, and connected at your new home.
 - Ready car registration and insurance records for transfer.
 - Notify State Motor Vehicle Bureau of your new address.
 - Arrange for child care on moving day.
- If necessary, reserve apartment elevator for pickup and/or delivery dates.
 - Arrange to move pets.
 - Make sure you take with you all plants or give them away to friends or family. (We do not move plants)
 - Dispose of all items too dangerous to move, including flammable liquids.
 - If necessary, have your automobile serviced and ready for the trip
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 - Transfer all bank accounts.
 - Cancel newspaper delivery.
 - Have enough medication to last at least two weeks. Have prescriptions forwarded to a pharmacy at your final destination.
 - Buy traveler's checks.
 - Make arrangements to pay for your move.
 - Withdraw items and close safety deposit boxes.

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MOVING DAY

DAYS BEFORE YOU MOVE

DELIVERY DAY

-Be on hand to answer questions and give directions to movers and stay until they are finished.
-Accompany driver for inventory of your household goods.
-Complete information on bill of lading and carefully read the document before you sign it. Make sure you have your copies of it as well as the inventory.
-Keep the bill of lading until your possessions are delivered, the charges are paid, and any claims are settled.
-Give the driver directions to your new home.
 - Be on hand to answer any questions and give directions.
 - You must pay the driver before your goods can be unloaded. This is a Federal requirement for interstate moves.
 - Supervise unloading and unpacking.
 - Check carefully for any damaged or missing items.
 - Note on the inventory any damaged boxes or obvious damage to unboxed items before you sign anything.
 - If doing it yourself, pack your goods.
 - Defrost and dry refrigerators and freezers to be moved.
 - Set aside valuable items to carry with you including jewelry, vital documents, money and valuable small items.
If you think moving is stressful, then you've come to the right place. as a residential moving company and a commercial moving company we know the ins and outs of moving a home or business. Aside from the fast, efficient moving and storage services you can expect from TLS Van Lines, we're also happy to give you some moving advice to make your entire moving experience much easier to deal with.
If you are ready to get started planning your move, give us a call today at 1-855-267-0101 and we will be happy to help you!