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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 ;)

Friendly, professional, efficient crews that were easy to schedule when I wanted them.
Atlanta Georgia 10/10 rating
Showed up on time, with coffee, were fast, efficient and friendly.
Los Angeles California 10/10 rating
They actively dig in and help with anything that needs done, as far as packing and having boxes available. Very polite and hard working!
South Bay California 10/10 rating
The two young men who moved us were very professional and friendly. They were punctual and worked quickly and efficiently.
Toronto Ontario 10/10 rating
The team worked well together. They were happy careful and efficient and thoughtful to our needs.
Victoria British Columbia 10/10 rating
Handled my furniture carefully and with respect for the home itself. The crew was friendly, helpful, and able to manage even awkward pieces of furniture.
Madison Wisconsin 10/10 rating
Vincent was great! Nice guys, professional, knowledgeable, cared about our stuff and knew how to pack, how to move, how to not break anything.
Los Angeles California 10/10 rating
Carlos and other guys were extremely efficient...We were all pleased with the move and I definitely will recommend you and your company. Thank you again..
Manhattan New York 10/10 rating
Polite and well manored movers. They worked the entire time and did a great job with all of the furniture.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Professional and courteous from the very first contact on the phone till the drivers waved goodbye.
Oklahoma Oklahoma 10/10 rating
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