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• Call your local telephone service to have your line transferred to your new address. Make sure to have the phone company leave phones at both locations operable on moving day; remember not to pack your phones. Be sure to have your long-distance service transferred also.
• Fill out change of address forms and mail to post office.
• Call to have electricity transferred to new address.
• Call your cable company to have service switched to new address.
• Leave plenty of time to pack your boxes and inform your moving consultant of your new box total.
• Drain waterbeds completely before your moving team arrives, making sure to have a box to put the mattress in. Have all disassembly and disconnection that is not included on your move completed before moving team arrives. Now is a good time to purchase water conditioner to add when filling your waterbed.
• Call your moving consultant the day before you move to confirm your move and make any last minute adjustments.
• Call your insurance agent and have your homeowner's or renter's insurance transferred.
• Call your bank and have new checks printed.
• Have your driver's license and voter's registration changed to your new address.
• Gather boxes in small sizes from friends, neighbors, stores, and the office.
• Collect cushioning materials such as bubble wrap, Styrofoam™ pellets, furniture pads, old blankets, plastic bags, tissue paper, newspaper, and small towels to use as padding inside boxes.
• Create a portable packing kit with markers, tape measure, packing tape, twine, and scissors. Carry it with you as you pack up items around your home.
• Reinforce the bottom of boxes with extra tape for added strength.
• Label each box with the name of the room in your new home where it should be placed.
• List the contents of the box on the side of it.
• Number the boxes and keep a list of which boxes go in which room in your new home.
• Label boxes containing fragile items with large red lettering.
• Place china in plastic bags and stack plates upright on their sides, not flat.
• Pack your TVs, stereo, and computer in their original boxes if possible.
• Keep boxes to 50 pounds or less.
• Pack heavy items into their own smaller separate boxes and combine lighter items together into larger boxes. Don't pack heavy items such as books all into one box.
• Don't move flammable, combustible, corrosive, or explosive items such as paint, gasoline, and ammunition.
• Pack a bag of personal items you'll need during the move such as a change of clothes, toiletries, medicine, maps, food, and drinks. Keep it in an easy to find place.