Make sure someone is always home during the move to answer the moving coordinator’s questions.
Conduct an initial walk-through with packers to reassess what needs to be packed in the home, prior to the moving crew getting started.
Set aside all items that you are taking with you in your personal vehicle you so that they don’t get loaded on the moving van.
Provide your moving coordinator with your cell phone number(s) for communication on pack and move day.
Perform a walk-through with your advocate to ensure everything has been loaded. At the destination, and after the move is completed, perform an inspection of the moving trucks to ensure nothing has been left behind.
Keep children and pets in a secured area while advocates are packing and loading.
All walkways and driveways must be clear of snow, ice, mud, other hazards, and vehicles.
Read your Bill of Lading carefully before you sign them. Keep these and all related papers in a safe location until all charges have been paid and all claims, if any, have been settled.
Provide your sales rep or project manager with cell phone numbers, prior to departure of your current home or point of origin.
On load day, perform a walk-through of home and inform the driver of everything to be loaded. After the load, make sure nothing has been left behind.
ITEMS THAT WE ARE PROHIBITED TO MOVE:
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Chemicals
Butane or Propane Tanks/Bottles
Nail Polish Remover
Paint & Paint Thinners
ITEMS NOT COVERED UNDER OUR VALUATION POLICY:
Collections (e.g. stamps, baseball cards, etc.)
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES & MOVING TIPS:
8 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE:
Contact your mover to plan for a moving day and receive a free onsite or virtual estimate. Discuss any extra needs such as furniture assembly/disassembly.
Make storage arrangements with HuberWilmot Moving & Storage
Start to use up items you can’t move such as perishable food and cleaning supplies.
If this is a company-paid move, verify with your employer the expenses and responsibilities you need to take into consideration.
Contact the IRS and/or your accountant for information on what moving expenses are tax deductible.
Contact schools, doctors, dentists, lawyers, and other civil servants you’ve done business with to obtain copies of your personal records.
Contact friends, family, clients, and the public if need be, about your relocation.
Evaluate and determine if you have any possessions that should be sold, donated, or otherwise given away.
4 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE:
If you’re packing yourself, purchase boxes or containers from your local advocate. Begin packing items that you won’t need for the next month.
Contact all utilities and subscription services for disconnection and forwarding methods.
Arrange special housing for your pets and live plants while you’re breaking down your home or office.
2 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE:
Collect important papers for DIY moving such as insurance, will, deeds, stock, titles, registrations, etc.) You should move these items separately and should not be part of your household move.
If you’re moving out of or into a building, ensure you contact building management if you need to reserve use of an elevator and to let your neighbors know.
Bring all items from your basement, attic, and other various places of storage out into the open so the advocate can have easy access to haul and load your items onto their truck.
Contact your moving coordinator to review and confirm your moving day appointment.
1 WEEK BEFORE YOU MOVE:
Contact your moving coordinator to confirm the arrival time of your driver and advocate. Provide any last-minute details like directions to your home, apartment, or office.
Make a checklist of what you’ll be taking with you personally.
Clearly section out items that are not to be moved by the moving crew.
Pack an essentials box or kit that will be needed immediately at your new home or office. Carry this box or kit with you or have it loaded last into the truck.
Defrost appliances and thoroughly clean them out.
Disconnect major appliances that need to be prepared to move.
Drain gas and oil from power tools and equipment before loading onto the truck(s).
Backup important data stored on any personal computers or laptops.
Have cash and checks ready for trip expenses.
Did you know...?
What is an order for service?
All movers are required to prepare an order for service before they transport your shipment. The order for service provides you with written confirmation of the moving services that you requested to be performed in conjunction with your shipment. It also lists the agreed upon dates for the pickup and delivery of your shipment and amount of valuation that you requested, along with any special services that you ordered. It also features a place and telephone number where the mover can contact you during the move.
Additionally, the order for service shows the charges that you will be assessed for your household move or corporate relocation. If you are moving under a non-binding estimate, the order for service will indicate the amount of the estimated non-binding charges, the method of payment for the charges and, in cases where the actual charges exceed the non-binding estimate, the maximum amount that you are required to pay at the time of delivery in order to obtain possession of your shipment (you will have 30 days following delivery to pay the balance of the charges due). If you are moving under a binding estimate, the order for service will show the charges that you will be required to pay at delivery, based on the binding estimate and the terms of payment. You and your mover must sign the order for service.