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.

Moving Tip Number 2, Brothers Moving & Storage Waukesha, WI

Moving Tip Number Two

Moving Tip Number 2, Brothers Moving & Storage Waukesha, WIWinter Tips for A Flawless Move

Moving Tip Number two is going to give you some useful tips on what you can do to help make your move as flawless as possible during the winter months.  During the winter months the weather can change in a matter of seconds.  Snow and ice are  the two main culprits during this time of year, I will help to give you some ideas as to how to help your move go along smoothly during inclement weather.

Outside Weather Tip

With the outside weather being particularly messy this time of year, things can slow down during the move.  Movers have to deal with slippery ice and snow.  You as the customer are responsible for clearing a path for your movers.  When it snows you want to make sure to shovel all areas that the movers may need to walk, this includes sidewalks, driveways and all door areas and patios.  Once you are done clearing the snow, you want to make sure that you salt the area so that no ice forms.  In doing these steps, it insures that your move is able to be completed safely and efficiently.

Indoor Weather Tip

With the outside weather during this time of year being messy, we have some tips on keeping your inside clean during your move.  Brothers Moving & Storage has its crew lay down floor protection which is neoprene rug runners.  Doing this step helps to insure that the outside snow stays outside or on the rug runner.  If you would however like to protect your carpeting further, you can always purchase carpet shield.  If you visit our moving boxes page you can see that this is something we offer and can have the movers bring out on move day. Carpet shield is something that will help to further protect your carpeting.  You can also lay down old moving boxes on hardwood floor, this is something that Brothers Moving & Storage does have on their trucks sometimes, so feel free to ask the movers.

Moving Tip Number Two

Living in Wisconsin can be a beautiful thing, when the snow falls it makes for a beautiful setting, and this is a setting that should stay outdoors.  Always check your local weather to see if  your area is expecting any snow on your move day, and if it is just remember to follow moving tip number two and this will help to make sure your move is as flawless as possible.

Brothers Moving & Storage is a Waukesha, WI local moving company that offers free moving quotes.  If you have any questions, would like a free quote or just want to leave a comment or suggestion for a great tip, please call us at 414-815-6683.