BACK MOVING PLANNER
WHETHER YOU MOVE YOURSELF OR USE A MOVING COMPANY, THESE ARE GOOD IDEAS
1 Make a sketch of the rooms in the new house, upstairs, downstairs garage etc
2 Number, letter and / or name each room in a logical sequence ie. 1, 2, 3 post
the ID ot each room entrance
3 Identify each box, item or group of items by room # so the ie. 1, 2, 3
movers will know where they go. If 5 items go to room A, then you would have five boxes labeled A
4 Items with multiple drawers such as dressers can be identified ie. 1A,1B,1C with the appropriate
room, item and drawer sequence ie. 1B,2B,3B identifier so the drawers go back in the right slots.
5 Boxes of things can be identified with the room number of the ie. 1A,1B,1C new house and lettered
with the drawer cabinet or closet ie. 1B,2B,3B where they go.
6 Itís easier to move delicate things in a car or van since the ride is usually smoother and you will
most likely exercise greater care.
7 It is quicker to move clothes the way they hang in the closet by having two people carry a sturdy
pipe or pole with the clothes hanging from it than to box them or carrying them in bunches. They
can be hung up in a vehicle while still on the pole for easy transport. At the new house just carry
the poles inside and transfer to the new closet.
8 When loading the truck, place the heaviest items towards the front. You can stop faster than
you can accelerate. It will not be critical how you load or unload since the destination for everything
9 At the new house put a duplicate of your floor plan sketch at the entrance and a few strategic
points in the house so your helpers can see where things go.
10 You might consider an inexpensive set of square linoleum floor tiles to line the cupboards and
drawers in the kitchen. They lay flat and can be cut with a guillotine paper cutter. They are self
sticking, clean easily, are quite durable and look good when installed.
11 Make arrangements to transfer the utilities to you before the seller turns them off. It should be less
hassle and less expensive than getting them turned on once they have been turned off. Set the turn
off date for utilities at your residence.
12 Don't forget those all important forwarding addresses
13 Inventory the items you will be moving and estimate their weight. Professional movers will also do that
so its good to know how if your estimate is even close to theirs. If you using a self haul rental ask about
return conditions including times, fuel fillup, cleaning one way drop off, deposits, accessory charges.
13 Eat the food and buy fresh at tyhe new location if you can. Get copies of medical, dental, school, and
other items difficult to return to get. transfer prescriptions to your new town hospital or pharmacy. Arrange
for pet move or care.
14 Return borowed items like tapes, books tools etc. Open new bank account at your destination since
there can be delays for new residents. Get cash for the trip.
15 Pack handy items for the move like toiletries, valuable documents, snacks, family, pets and carry first day
items like coffe and pot, cups, etc.