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Congratulations!

You’ve sold your house, and now it’s time to prepare for your move. We’ve put together some great tips to help you take the stress out of moving.

Start with a moving checklist. Download ours for free, it's printable and covers all the bases! In the meantime, here’s what’s most important:

Weeks before the Move

  • Get rid of everything you don’t want moved.
  • Book elevators and make arrangements to have a truck parked in front of both locations for up to 4 hours.
  • Make a list of people and businesses to notify about your new address.
  • Get packing supplies: boxes, tape, paper/bubble wrap for delicate items.
  • Have your items insured. High value items will need verified values in advance of a move.
  • Label items as you pack. Our boxes have rooms designated on them so you can check them off as you go and put notes in the speech bubble.
  • Check all furniture and note any scratches or dents.
  • Drain all fluids from hoses, lawn mowers, propane tanks, etc.

Days before the Move

  • Take down and pack all pictures and hanging items.
  • Make sure all loose items and electronics are packed.
  • Remove all fragile items from dressers and desks.
  • Clean out and pack the bathrooms—you’ll need these items right away at the new place.
  • Remove blankets and linens from beds and pack them up.
  • Pack a bag with a change of clothes and toiletries to keep with you for the first night.

More Packing & Moving Tips

Packing seems complicated, but we’re here to make it simple:

  • Set a goal: 1 room per day per person should give you enough time. Budget more for rooms with fragiles.
  • Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
  • One room in a box. It makes organizing the new place much easier.
  • Boxes that aren’t full aren’t stackable. If you can’t fill a box, stuff the remaining space with paper.
  • Don’t pack boxes on moving day. You’ll end up losing track of things.

Movers Prep:

  • Be well packed and clearly labelled.
  • Have everything cleared out that is not coming.
  • Movers load boxes first, so staging them in the most accessible room is best.
  • Take the beds apart before the move.
  • During load up, close doors on rooms that are complete—movers will know to focus on other areas.
  • Direct traffic at the front of the house during the unload, informing the movers where each piece goes.

Access for Movers

  • Secure designated parking as close to the house or apartment as possible.
  • If there is a difficult area to move things through, having items empty and disassembled helps.
  • Any dressers that have more than 3 rows should be emptied. Drawers can be left in because they take less space as one piece.

Once you’ve completed all these steps for move prep, you should be all set for a smooth moving experience!

Thanks for the love! Actual customer reviews (typos and all ;)

1 The movers were on time. 2 They asked me what I needed to have the job complete. 3 professional and friendly personality. 4 completed the move in a timely manner.
San Francisco California 10/10 rating
Responsive, responsible..on time,cost less than estimate, pleasant and competent staff.
Twin Cities Minnesota 10/10 rating
Fast, friendly and happy - went beyond expectations. Shawn and Tony were the best.
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
The movers were on time and they were great guys! Our move went as smoothly as a move can go thanks to Chris and his team.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 10/10 rating
They moved me in a reasonable amount of time while taking care of my belongings. I loved the clothes racks that your service provides!
Tulsa Oklahoma 10/10 rating
The guys were thorough and friendly. They padded everything VERY well and treated it like it was their own stuff.
Atlanta Georgia 10/10 rating
Peace of mind! Stress free, highly efficient service! Highly organized and motivated workers who make you feel relaxed during the process!
South Bay California 10/10 rating
They were easy to work with and the movers did a great job.
Milwaukee Wisconsin 10/10 rating
Thanks guys For your help Great attitudes, super 'we can do this' attitude, amazing work ethic, team players, considerate, willing, good natured & efficient. :-)
Vancouver British Columbia 10/10 rating
The guys were on time, polite, hardworking and extremely careful with my belongings. The cup of coffee was a nice touch, too! Thanks to Jake and his crew for a great experience!
Vancouver, WA Washington 10/10 rating
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