MOVING TIPS

Economy Storage Logan would like to help make your move easier and less stressful. Here is a guide to help with your move. Organizing and preparing weeks ahead of your move will help.

6-8 Weeks Before Moving

1. Make a list of items you plan on moving and items you wish to take to storage. Make a list of items to be handled by a mover (if you plan on using one) and those you will handle yourself. Get rid of items you don’t need – have a garage sale, give items to friends, or donate items to local charities.
2. If you plan on using a moving company, get estimates from several moving companies.
3. Research and select a professional moving company. After selecting your mover, discuss costs, packing, timing and other necessary details.
4. Research and select a professional moving company. After selecting your mover, discuss costs, packing, timing and other necessary details.
5. If moving to a new community, it’s great to find out about schools, parks, recreation, and community programs prior to your arrival. Contact the local Chamber of Commerce and/or Visitor’s Bureau.
6. Prepare to transfer medical, property, fire and auto insurance through your insurance agent.
7. Place all your medical records in a safe place. Do not forget prescriptions, vaccination records and other important information.

4-5 Weeks Before Moving

1. If you are planning to do some part of the packing, start collecting moving and packing supplies. These can be purchased from your self storage or moving company.
2. Contact the post office and fill out a US postal change of address form and provide your new address to your telephone company, trash disposal company, cable / satellite, water, electric company, internet provider, insurance companies, banks and financial institutions, clubs, local government agencies and any other utility companies.
3. Register your children in their new schools. It would be a good idea to involve kids in the moving process. They can help pack their toys and items from their room.
4. Contact utility companies – electricity, gas, phone and others for disconnection after your scheduled move out. Also call ahead to have utilities connected to your new home.
5. If you have pets, make arrangements for transportation. Find out if there are specific requirements for pet ownership in your new location. Also obtain and necessary veterinary records.

2-4 Weeks Before Moving

1. If you have young children, you might want to arrange for a baby-sitter on moving day to ensure they remain safe during the loading process.
2. Remember to return library books and anything you have borrowed. Collect items you have loaned out.
3. You may NOT want to pack your valuables in the moving van, think about taking them with you.
4. Plants – Do you have a safe way to transport your plants? Plants could be given to friends or even a local charity.
5. If you are traveling by car, you may want to get your car serviced prior to departure.
6. Start packing items you don’t currently need. If renting a storage unit, determine which items go to storage and which items go to your new home.
7. Don’t forget anything in basements, attics, and closets. Don’t forget about clearing out safety deposit boxes.
8. Disassemble your computer and backup important computer files. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures.