A Before and After Checklist

A Checklist for Before and After You’ve Moved

We at Atmosphere Movers understand the stress and confusion that moving can cause so we have put together a list to help you prepare and stay focused as your move approaches!  Print this page and carry it with you before and after the move. Moving tips that may seem obvious can be easily over looked.

  • Take Notes
    Make a note of your shipment registration number and keep it with you in case you need to call your mover with questions about your shipment.
  • Get the Bed Ready
    Designate one drawer of a dresser for sheets and towels so that you won’t have to rummage through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home.
  • Don’t forget about the Fridge
    After you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator, put a handful of fresh coffee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside to keep the interior smelling fresh.
  • Give out your Number
    Before the van foreman leaves for your destination residence; give him a phone number where you can be reached. It is also a good idea to provide him with an alternate contact in case you can’t be reached. It is also a good idea to mail out post cards to friends and family with your new address and any other contact info that may have changed.
  • Protect Your Memories
    If it’s irreplaceable; take it with you in the car (you don’t want regrets later). But if you do decide to pack framed photos or art, place sheets or blankets between them for added protection.
  • Remember the Bare Necessities
    Toilet paper, toiletries, snacks, coffee (and pot), soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, paper towels, and cleaning supplies are some of the essentials you may need upon arrival at your new home. Pack a box with these types of items and ask your van foreman to load it last so that it will be unloaded first. If you are traveling a long distance it is a good idea to pack an overnight bag with a weeks worth of medications and necessities in case there are any delays.
  • Unscrew Bulbs
    Remove bulbs before packing your lamps. It is always a good idea to pack your lamp shades separately to protect them.
  • Give the Kids an Exercise
    Have children write their names and new address on the boxes from their rooms so they can become familiar with their new street and town. You may also have them back a box or two of their own special things to make them feel like they are a part of the move keeping a favorite stuffed animal to carry with them.
  • Help your Pet Relax
    Keep your pets calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch them or board them at a local veterinarian office.
  • Be Nice to Your Plants
    When moving plants to your new residence via your car, try not to let foliage rest against the windows, as the leaves will scorch.
  • Enjoy the Help
    Leave the rest to the professionals at Atmosphere Movers, sit back and relax, and look forward to the new opportunities, friends and experiences that are part of any move. Be sure to get a good night’s rest before the pickup and delivery days!

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