Help with Moving to the Triangle
Making Your Relocation To The Triangle Easier!
Let's face it, moving day is no picnic. Experience has taught us organization is the key to making your relocation as smooth as possible. If we can help, please contact us anytime for real estate in the Triangle Area.
- Get rid of unused or outgrown belongings by hosting a garage/yard sale or donating these items to a local charity. The Salvation Army, Goodwill Foundation, and local churches are great places to start. Many Habitat for Humanity locations can accept construction donations, like light fixtures, building materials, and more, too.
- Boxes can often be obtained for free from the local supermarket or liquor store (be sure to reinforce taping and wrap fragile items in packing materials).
- Label, label, label: fragile is a great word to write on boxes containing items you don't want broken, and labeling now will make unpacking faster and easier later.
- Any high-value items may warrant extra insurance from your moving company to ensure replacement if damaged or broken.
- Pack dishes, bowls, plates and other glass objects vertically, rather than flat and stacked.
- Pack heavier items in smaller boxes.
- Create an "OPEN ME FIRST" box containing personal essentials like toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, paper plates, paper cups, paper towels, snacks, instant coffee or tea bags, soap, flashlight, tools (screwdriver, pliers), and any other items your family can't do without. Place this box (or boxes) on the moving truck last so they come out first.
- Take your old phone book with you just in case you need to contact someone from your former home.
- Exchange your contact information with the mover's foreman or the driver in case you need to contact each other.
- Read all moving documents before you sign anything. If you don't understand something, ask for a clear explanation.
- Note your shipment's registration number, and keep your Bill of Loading handy during the move.
- If you're moving long distance, it's possible your household goods and personal belongings could be on a truck with someone else's goods too. If this is the case, your mover may have to warehouse your furniture and belongings for several days.
- Ask your mover if your goods will remain on the truck until delivered. If they have to be stored, ask if you may inspect the warehouse for security, organization and cleanliness.
- Lastly - take all your personal documentation (medical records, school records, financial records) and medications with you for your security and for your convenience.
Taking Care of Those You Love!
There are other moving tips to remember when relocating with your kids and pets. Be sure to contact us to request these special tips to make your move with kids and pets safe and sound.