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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 ;)

Absolutely the best customer service I have experienced. Great follow up, follow through, ontime, updates provided and even offered to bring me coffee on the way to load my things.
Orange County California 10/10 rating
The guys that moved us were very friendly and professional, but most of all they moved fast!! They did not waste any time they got in there loaded our stuff and got us to our destination. Thanks!!!!
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Very dependable. Lots of communication prior to move. Efficient credit card charging at site of move. Friendly staff!
Silicon Valley California 10/10 rating
Very professional, qualified, insured. made it look easy.
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
Chris and John were amazing! They worked hard and with a smile. They were careful and made me laugh the whole time. I would definitely recommend your company!
LA / Orange County California 10/10 rating
You Move Me called and asked if I wanted a drink or anything when they were filling up the van. They were prompt, well mannered, and professional. Very impressive!
Kansas City Kansas 10/10 rating
The mover definitely come on time and move the materials carefully. Furthermore, they provide extra help to satisfy my requirement.
Honolulu Hawaii 10/10 rating
Professional staff that were fun to work with. They took good care of my stuff and even though it was a long day they never lost steam.
Hamilton Ontario 10/10 rating
Outstanding personnel working aggressively as a team and all with excellent interfacing skills. Not possible to find anyone else who could do it faster or more economically.
New Jersey New Jersey 10/10 rating
Al and Mike were respectful and polite on top of being helpful and resourceful. I would request them again on future moves.
Los Angeles California 10/10 rating
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    Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore introduces local moving company You Move Me.

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