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Moving Planner

Getting an early start on your move by utilizing our move planner could be one of the most important steps in ensuring an effective moving process. The Move planner can also reduce the stress associated with relocation by giving you the tools to get organized.

Eight (8) Weeks Before Your Move

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  • Obtain a floor plan of your new residence and decide what household goods you want to keep.
  • Begin an inventory of all household goods.
  • Seek estimates from several moving companies.
  • Contact your insurance agent, and ask them about your homeowners, or rental policy to determine whether your possessions are covered when moving.
  • Establish a file for all moving papers and receipts.
  • Arrange to transfer children's school records. Choose a mover

Six (6) Weeks Before Your Move

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  • Begin search for good health-care professionals in your new location.
  • Fill out post-office change of address cards.
  • Send your new address to anyone that might need it -- insurance agents, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, friends, relatives, etc.
  • Clean out closets and dispose of all items that you will not be taking with you.

Four (4) Weeks Before Your Move

  • Clean out your closets, attic, and basement. Discard items not longer in use or those things no longer needed.
  • Consider carefully if you want to ship your major appliances. You may not want to ship a gas stove to an all-electric home. Check to see if your appliances are appropriate for your new home before you move.
  • Make an itemized list of all household goods you plan to ship.
  • Be sure to notify the post office of your change of address as well as publishers (magazines, newsletters and journals).
  • Provide your new address and your date of relocation. Notify all regular services such as security companies and gardeners of your expected departure date.
  • Make arrangements to collect all advanced deposits or security deposits on utilities or rentals.
  • Check your homeowners insurance. You may be able to apply any existing balance to your new residence.
  • Transfer your child's school records to his/her new school.
  • Be sure to have your insurance company cover your new home immediately.
  • Check your membership in any clubs or organizations. You may be able to transfer your membership to a branch at your new location.

Two (2) Weeks Before Your Move

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  • Notify your utility companies of your move and confirm the exact date to discontinue service.
  • Contact utility companies at your new location and confirm start date for service to your new home. Remember any disruption in utility service may lead to additional expenses such as hotel bills or the cost of dining out.
  • Ask your current doctor for referrals in your new area. Arrange for the transfer of all your medical records, and make copies of your prescriptions.
  • If a family member requires therapy arrange for continuation of treatment in your new location.
  • Review your insurance coverage to insure you are properly covered in your new home.

One (1) Week Before Your Move

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  • Make sure your lawn mowers, chain saws, and snow blowers are completely drained of gas and oil. Any gas grills and heaters should be empty as well.
  • Keep all receipts of moving expenses for tax purposes.
  • Pack linens in a dresser for easy access on your first night in your new home.
  • It's a good idea to pack a box with essentials you will require on your last day in your old home and on your first day at your new one. This box of essentials should be loaded last so as to come off the truck first at destination.
  • Don't forget to defrost your refrigerator and freezer at least a day before you move.

One (1) Day Before Your Move

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  • If you have hired a crew to do your packing they will usually arrive a day before the actual loading of the truck. Make sure you are on hand to supervise the packing of your household goods.
  • Label each carton with the name of the room it belongs in at destination.
  • Make sure your fragile items are given special attention and packed appropriately.
  • Make sure all keys are available on moving day: mail box, front gate, back gate, parking access etc.

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Our Commitment

As one of the most reputable moving companies in the Tri-state area, US Express Moving is a name that is synonymous with proficiency and excellence. Our service is vast, offering local and distance moves for residential and commercial clients. Our professional staff is trained to be exemplary in all facets of the relocation process, and work to make your moving experience as effortless as possible. Our commitment to you the consumer, is to offer a dedicated work force that makes it their priority to alleviate the stresses associated with relocation. It is with this standard that we operate, striving for excellence and providing the most adept moving service in the Tri-state area.