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Moving Tips

  • Label everything! Place multiple labels on every box with its contents and which room they should be in.
  • Having labels on top and sides is best.
  • Color code your labels to make it easier to spot which box belongs in which room.
  • Pack one room at a time.
  • Do not place items that belong in different rooms in the same box.
  • Pack the items you will need first in a clear plastic bin to make them easiest to find.
  • Pack a small overnight bad with your absolute essentials so you have them at your fingertip.
  • Finish packing any non-essentials at least a week before the move.
  • Pack plates vertically after wrapping to keep them safer.
  • Do not use newspaper for fine china.
  • Carefully wrap all glass, china and other delicate kitchen items with packing paper and other cushioning.
  • Vaccume seal your clothing to create more space.
  • Pack heavier items such as books in smaller boxes.
  • Pack lighter items in larger boxes.
  • Use packing tape – NOT duct tape.
  • Schedule to disconnect your cable and electricity a week ahead of your move so you are not charged for any extra days.
  • Remember to change your address and forward your mail.
  • Cancel newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
  • Defrost your freezer and refrigerators at least a day in advance if they are coming with you.
  • Clean your rugs and have them packed properly for moving.
  • Notify your children’s school ahead of time.
  • Ask your Doctor and Dentist to recommend health care specialists in your new area.
  • Never pack anything that is flammable.
  • Check owners manual of any expensive electronic items for the manufacturer’s moving tips.
  • When disassembling electronics with numerous cords, place small colored stickers on each cord and the same colored sticker where the cord connects to the device for easy reference.
  • Remove all light bulbs in lamps.
  • Have tools ready to assemble furniture in your new Home.
  • Call Captain Movers at least 3 weeks before the moving date to reserve a truck!

Free Moving Quote & Storage!

Call us with questions about quotes or storage options at 844-208-1233 or by filling out the form. Also inquire about how you can receive a month of free storage!
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