Moving Checklist - Home of the Two Movers and a Truck


Take all factors into consideration when deciding on the best time for you to move. Keep in mind, however, that the summer months (mid-May to mid-September) and the beginning and end of each month (regardless of the season) are particularly busy for moving companies and may require more flexibility and advanced scheduling.

Ask your neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members if they can make recommendations. Investigate each of the movers you select with the Better Business Bureau. Good service is the best measure of a good mover.

Try to provide moving companies with as much notice as possible, especially if you are moving during the summer months. We recommend at least four to six weeks before your desired moving date. This will increase your likelihood of securing the pickup and delivery dates you desire.

The relocation consultant will arrive at your home to perform a visual survey of your items. The consultant must be able to clearly see what is being moved in order to provide you with an accurate estimate. If you know of items that are out of view or will be eliminated, be certain to point them out to the consultant. Once the visual survey is completed, the consultant will calculate the weight, packing cost and any other charges related to your move.

Household Moving Tips

Preparing For The Move

Have a garage sale

Get rid of everything you don't need before you move.

Set aside those items

that you will be taking with you and clearly mark them as Do Not Pack.

Drain the gas and oil

from all your power equipment (lawnmower, edger, etc.)

Make your travel arrangements for the day after loading.

In case of weather delays or other unforeseen problems, you wouldn't want to miss a flight or other travel related appointment.

Get organized now

Don't wait until the last minute. Make list of things you need to do and when.

Arrange to close your accounts

at your local bank and opens accounts in your new hometown.

Schedule house cleaning

and other home services for the day after loading.

Before the moving truck leaves for your destination,

give the driver your phone numbers where you can be reached. It is also a good idea to get the driver's cell phone number.

Make sure you are ready for the packers and movers.

Don't forget to do the laundry, wash the dishes, pack your suitcases, disconnect computers, stereos and VCRs.

Obtain a change-of-address kit

from your post office or go to

Have your utilities shut off

the day after loading (gas, electric, telephone, etc)

Be aware

of items that can't be moved with the mover.

Be aware of items that can't be moved with the mover.

These items include:

Flammable Items


Combustible Items


Aerosol cans

Ammunitions and Explosives

Hazardous Materials



Legal Documents

(wills, financial papers, insurance documents, etc.)

When using a mover, remember that you are the customer and the boss. If you have any concerns at all, contact your move coordinator immediately.