• Make your reservations for movers at least two weeks before your moving day.
  • Use wardrobe boxes to make closets easier to pack. Clothes in drawers can be placed in suitcases.
  • Always stack dishes upwards when packing.
  • When interviewing moving companies, make sure to ask if they are insured and how they charge.
  • Pack important and sentimental documents separately to be easily accessible, including children’s health records, passports, family records, insurance information and photo albums.
  • Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
  • Don’t use used boxes. You don’t know if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions during the move.
  • When interviewing a possible moving company, remember to ask what kind of training their movers and drivers go through before servicing customers.
  • Always stack dishes upward when packing.
  • When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if they charge for travel time from their office to your location.
  • When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if they offer free estimates.
  • Never use duct tape – use packing tape.
  • Clearly label all boxes on top and side.
  • By law, a moving company can’t transport hazardous materials such as gasoline, bottled gases and other flammables, ammunition and explosives.
  • Make sure to ask if they charge extra for large items such as pianos and big screen TVs.
  • When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if there is a cancellation policy.