Moving Tip Number Four, Brothers Moving & Storage Waukesha, WI
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Moving Tip Number Four

Moving Checklist

Moving tip number four will focus on having a moving checklist.  A moving checklist is a must have to help keep your move organized.  There are many different aspects of moving and when you follow these simple steps it will help you to organize.

Local moving is stressful and moving tip number four helps with making a moving checklist. Moving Checklists can help you to organize during your moving process and be less stressed out.

Below here I will show you some basics of a moving checklist, every individual move is different so adding or removing some things is always needed.

When you, the customer, is moving you can call Brothers Moving and Storage at any time to ask questions, or if you need help with packing.

1-2 Months Before the Move:

  • Create a binder for all of your moving records
  • Plan how you would like to move(hire movers, Container, or renting a truck)
  • If storage is needed, look at all of your options, we do offer storage at our warehouse
  • Call all utility company to disconnect and reconnect at new home
  • Plan how you will move your valuables(who will take and who will transport)
  • Hold garage sale, donate items, or sell anything you do not plan to move, as moves can help you to get rid of unwanted or unused items
  • Get the material for packing boxes if you are doing the packing yourself(we do packing as well)

3-4 Weeks Before the Move:

  • Finalize your moving plans, hiring movers or securing container or truck rental
  • Start packing all items that you do not need on a daily basis-Making sure to label boxes by room and content
  • Take all valuables and place in one box that you will take yourself
  • Make one box labeled “PARTS BOX”, and put all parts, remotes, etc in this box centrally located in home
  • Fill out your change of address form for the post office, this can also be done online
  • Notify insurance, banks, credit cards, etc of the change of address

Moving Day:

  • Remove all items left to be packed(bedding, pillows, blankets, etc)
  • Take the moving company through your home to inform them of what goes and what stays behind
  • Make sure the moving company has the correct destination address
  • When movers are done loading the truck, do a final walk-through of the home to make sure that all items have been loaded and there is no damage done to the home.
  • Sign all paperwork for the move at origin, make sure someone is at destination to meet the moving company for unload
  • Make sure you tell the moving company at the new home where you would like your furniture in your new home.
  • When move is completed make sure to do a walk-through with the moving company, when one moves it ensures that everything is where you would like it in your new home.
  • Start Unpacking your boxes, starting with the essential items first, and go from there.

With moving tip number four there are many different ways to enhance or change the moving checklist. Each and every move is different, with Brothers Moving and Storage we are here to help you with every aspect of your move. If you have any questions, or would like a free quote please call, or email us today.

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Happy New Year from Brothers Moving

Happy New YearMoving on into the Happy New Year

Moving on into the Happy New Year with Brothers Moving and Storage is a great idea if you are looking to move.  With a wonderful start to the 2019 year, we at Brothers Moving & Storage would like to with all of you a Happy New Year.  If at any time during this Happy New Year you are looking or preparing you or your family to move, whether it be in the Milwaukee, Waukesha, or surrounding areas please give us a call for your free estimate.  We at Brothers Moving & Storage also have a free quote button on our website to help you get there please follow the link:


At our website when you are filling out your information to get a quote, we also have a nice feature that lets you tell us what furniture and approximately how many boxes you are moving.  When you fill out all of this information it help to give you a more accurate quote.  While you are filling this out, also if you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at 414-815-6683, as we are here at every turn to answer any of your questions and help you during your upcoming move process.  We also offer many different types of services which include.  Residential moves, commercial moves, labor only moves as well as climate controlled storage at our warehouse.


Packing is a crucial part of your move. An organized and planned packing process will allow you to start your new life at your location quickly and easily. Brothers Moving & Storage have come up with some important tips in order for you to create a smooth packing process.

  1. If you plan to do your own packing, start well in advance of move day.  Pack the out of season items. This avoids last minute rushing which causes stress.
  2. Boxes should not exceed 50lbs.
  3. A good packing rule: the smaller the box, the heavier contents can be.  The larger the box the lighter the contents.
  4. Always have a parts box for screws, bolts, etc. and label them so they are easy to find at destination.
  5. When marking boxes, we suggest you mark contents and new location/room to be placed at destination.
  6. Mark fragile boxes as such.
  7. When marking boxes, make sure to run tape in both directions. Perpendicular on the bottom and do the same on top when sealing the box.
  8. Make sure fragile items are cushioned on the top and bottom and are wrapped safely.
  9. Be generous with the cushioning material. NOTE: having less empty space in a box will help prevent damage.
  10. Don’t use printed newspaper as wrapping. The ink can transfer onto your belongings.


When you think of choosing the right local company to help you during your move. Make sure to consider everything.  Move companies should be licensed and insured. Have a local DOT number for local moves and a MC Number for long distance moves.  With Brothers Moving & Storage you get the company that will take care of you from beginning to end, we offer many services to include:  packing, unpacking, loading of PODS and Rental Trucks, Unloading of PODS and Rental Trucks, taking you down the street, across the hall, or across the state.  We at Brothers Moving & Storage are the small family owned company that will give your family the care and respect during the entire process from calling for a free quote to excellent customer service, movers who are trained several times a year and professional packers to pack your house.

Brothers Moving & Storage would like to wish you a Happy New Year and wish you safe travels.

If you have any questions or would like a free quote, please visit our website at, or you can call us today at 414-815-6683. We will make your move a memorable one.