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Moving Tips

Two Months Before Moving Day

  • Contact RDS Moving for a FREE estimate on your moving costs and get your moving day booked. If you are planning a move in the summer, you should call movers 2 months in advance to ensure availability on your desired moving day.

  • Order Moving Boxes and Packing Supplies.

  • Begin packing. Clearly label boxes with name, contents, and destination for the box (i.e. “DR” for Dining Room, “MBR” for Master Bedroom, etc).

  • Sort, discard, and donate unwanted items.

  • Notify the Post Office.

  • Notify Doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals.

  • Notify your Human Resources and/or Payroll department at work.

  • Confirm elevator, loading dock, and parking reservations/parking permits for moving day at both current and destination addresses.

One Month Before Moving Day

  • Make arrangements for disassembly of specialty items (pianos, swing sets, pool tables, etc.)

  • Make arrangements for child care and/or a pet sitter for moving day.

  • Arrange for time off from work to prepare for the move and to be present for moving day.

  • Notify your local department of motor vehicles for change of address on your driver’s license.

  • Notify the necessary utility companies at both locations:

    • Telephone/Cell Phone
    • Electric

    • Cable/Internet Service Provider

    • Water

    • Gas (Schedule gas appliances to be disconnected also)

    • Home Security System

One Week Before Moving Day

  • Pack fragile and loose items from drawers into moving boxes.

  • Confirm your moving day and time with your moving company. RDS Moving’s move coordinators will contact you 1-3 days prior to your move, to ensure that all the details are accurate for moving day.

  • Remove all permanently affixed items that you wish to take from walls and ceilings (Drapes, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, etc.)

  • Change addresses with all newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals to which you subscribe.

  • Alert friends and family to your new address.

One Day Before Moving Day

  • Consolidate clearly marked moving boxes of fragile items in one area of your home. Alert the movers about these moving boxes on moving day.

  • Separate and mark items NOT intended to be moved by your movers.

  • Drain gasoline and oil from lawnmowers, generators, snow blowers, etc.

  • Disconnect propane tank from gas grill. Your movers will NOT be able to transport the tank on moving day.

  • Clear walkways and driveway during inclement weather.

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