PREPARATION and COMMUNICATION are the THREE MAJOR KEYS to a SUCCESSFUL
your belongings and effects to eliminate items which don't warrant
the expense of moving them. As a general rule, if you haven't
seen it or used it in Two Years, donate it to a charity, sell
it in a garage sale or get rid of it. There is little sense in
paying DH Moving & Storage to move items which you
don't want and won't use.
sure you have fully read and completely understand the "Terms
& Conditions" of your contract with DH Moving
& Storage, Inc.
you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to
contact us. Keep a copy of all relevant
paperwork (such as the estimate, confirmation, etc.) with you
during the entire process of your move, in case you need to refer
day can be stressful, but it does not have to be.
Be as prepared as possible; begin your preparations as early as
you can; get plenty of sleep the night before, and try to relax.
Plan Ahead. Be Organized. Finish ALL PACKING before the moving
van shows up, preferably before moving day even arrives. You will
be in the hands of seasoned professionals from DH Moving &
Storage who really do know what they're doing. They will do
their best to make your move as pleasant an experience as possible.
packing, note the contents on the box and designate which room
in the new location the box needs to go to. Have an "Open
First" box for each room. For bedrooms, this box might contain
bed linens, toiletries, bathroom tissue, first aid supplies etc.
For the kitchen, you may want the box to contain the coffee maker
and coffee supplies, soft drinks or water, your first night's
dinner dishes and utensils, etc.
all items not to be packed or taken by the mover in a safe and
separate place, such as an empty closet or spare bathroom. Items
like purses, valuables, plants, pets, etc. Tell the movers that
this area is off limits because it contains items you wish to
move yourself. Be SURE that all the packers and movers know which
items are to be packed and moved, and which items are not. Clear
communication from everyone is absolutely essential to a smooth
you are moving computers, either by the movers or by yourself,
DH strongly recommends that you Back-Up all important programs
AND data before packing your hard drive.
possible, make alternative arrangements for young children and
pets on moving day. It is best when you and the movers can give
one another your undivided attention for the entire move. Moving
day can also be a bit dangerous for little ones and pets, so it's
best that they be elsewhere if possible.
feasible, be on hand during the entire moving process. Questions
and changes occur constantly and quickly, and if you are there
to address them immediately, the whole move will be more efficient,
and thereby cost effective. When the movers say they are finished
Loading, take a tour of each room at the origin to be sure that
all items to be moved are in fact in the truck, and that any items
which were to stay are still there! Check closets, crawl spaces,
attics etc. This is an important task, and the SHIPPER's
responsibility. When the movers are UNLOADING the truck,
STAY BY THE FRONT DOOR to direct the furniture to the correct
room. Have an idea where you want each item placed ahead of time.
(The less you have to decide on the spur of the moment, the less
stressful your moving day will be. Again, Plan Ahead !!) Resist
the urge to go unpack or follow each piece around the house. Relax
by the front door. When the movers have to stand around, with
their hands full of your heavy belongings, waiting to find out
where something goes, time, energy and money (Your Money) are
being wasted needlessly.
a set of written, legible driving instructions ready for the driver.
If you can simply hand him directions to the destination, it saves
time, and as we all know, time is money.
the truck is completely empty, take the crew through each room
in the house, and make sure each piece of furniture and all the
boxes are in the correct rooms, AND in the correct spot in those
rooms. This is the time to do the "fine-tuning." Do
not let the movers close the truck or leave until you have walked
through every inch of your new place with them, and until you
are completely satisfied with the placement of each item. This
is also the time to make sure that each and every item taken apart
by the movers is properly put back together by the movers. At
this point of the day, shippers are usually anxious to be rid
of the movers and the movers are usually anxious to be on their
way. Slow down and take your time. Make sure you are happy before
your phone service at the origin connected until AFTER the move
is completely finished. Your ability to fully communicate with
your mover and everyone else can be Critical.
to have gas and electric service, cable service, newspaper deliveries,
telephone service etc. turned off at the origin and turned back
on at the destination. Wherever feasible, have these things overlap
for a day or so just in case something changes with the move date.
Make sure your post office knows where and when to start sending
an overall "Things-To-Do" list and check off each item
as you complete it. For most moves, this list will be several
pages in length and should be created weeks prior to the move.
This will also be a good place to keep phone numbers and account
numbers pertinent to the move process.
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