Get Organized

Get Organized

Know what you want to do, when you want to do it, and how you are going to accomplish it. This is the best way to get yourself ready for a move. Use a list and check it twice. You can never be too prepared. You will inevitably forget something, but we can help you keep it to a minimum.

Get a Mover
Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving yourself, or are having a company do it for you, you need to know:

  1. Do a complete inventory of all of your belongings.
  2. Separate all of your valuables.

If you are moving yourself:

  • It is never too early to start collecting boxes and packing material.
  • Line up a reliable truck for moving.
  • Pack as much as you can before the move.
  • Label the boxes clearly.
  • Get your friends ready for the big day.

If you want to hire a mover:

  • Get at least three estimates.
  • Check references and reputation.
  • Compare their insurance for breakables and lost items.
  • Keep all of your important records with you.
  • Keep all of your jewelry with you.
  • On moving day, observe and view, but stay out of the way.

Obtain Records

Your records are what identify you and allow you the freedom to move. Important records and documents you should have with you:

  • Birth Certificates and Passports.
  • Identification cards and drivers licenses.
  • Medical records and health insurance cards.
  • School records for children.
  • Records for your pets.
  • Check book and bank cards.
  • Insurance policies.
  • Stock, bonds and other related items.

Keep any record or document that you think is important. Keep them in a secure place and somewhere you can remember. Also make sure that you have easy access to these documents.