Relocation

Moving Checklist

Save a lot of time with this moving checklist.

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Moving Tips

See our moving, relocation,  and packing tips.

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FAQs

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Moving Checklist

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Moving Checklist:


A MONTH BEFORE THE MOVE:

FROM ONE TO TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE MOVE:

  • Prepare to complete a Change of Address with USPS and notify your stakeholders about your move.
  • Schedule disconnects for utilities such as gas, electric, water, internet, cable TV, newspapers, and any other services you receive.
  • Leave some clothes for you to wear in the next week or so.
  • Label all the moving boxes as you pack. 
  • Schedule disconnects for utilities such as gas, electric, water and the telephone. If you have a landline, do not disconnect it until after your move. Arrange for refunds that are due, and schedule connections for your new residence.
  • Cancel newspapers, Internet, cable TV, security, pest control, cleaning help, lawn maintenance, and any other services you receive.

THE WEEK OF THE MOVE

  • Clean the stove, refrigerator, and finish up any last-minute cleaning before move day.
  • Finish up packing and be sure all items are boxed and ready to go prior to the movers’ arrival.
  • Plan your easy to prepare meals, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning the stove and fridge again.
  • Say thanks to your old place.

DAY OF THE MOVE

  • Be present when the movers arrive so you can walk them through the home and indicate what you need moved or anything in particular, they should be aware of.
  • Once all belongings are loaded onto the moving truck, be sure to do one more walkthrough and lock all windows and outside doors.

Moving and Packing Tips

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Moving and Packing Tips

  • Get rid of clutter and donate things you are no longer using
  • Set aside stuff to sell
  • Sort things by category
  • Pack decorating items weeks prior
  • Use smaller boxes for heavy items as books and tableware. Write “Fragile” on a side of the box and on the top of the box. Write “Heavy” on the boxes, that have books or any other heavy items. It’s also a good idea to avoid wrapping china in newsprint; the ink can stain your dishes.
  • Label your moving boxes as detailed as possible. This will help you at your new home to locate all the necessary items quickly.
  • Label each box with a room, so the movers can put the boxes for you in the correct order.
  • Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
  • Save time for the kitchen. It takes the longest to pack up because you have to make sure everything is individually wrapped. 
  • Bubble wrap electronics and TVs to protect them, if you don’t have the original boxes.
  • Always pack and unpack breakables over a padded surface.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

- Do you provide just commercial moves?

There are so many responsibilities at work already and in addition there is an office move. Let our office movers take you to your new home so you can stay focused on your business. Best Movers LLC is a professional and experienced moving service that has been doing this for years! Our affordable and experienced moving experience will show you why people never go back to moving on their own. Additionally, our moving expertise allows you to focus on your current business without missing a beat. 

During your commercial move, transporting your office’s inventory isn’t a problem — we handle carefully all packaging, transporting, and unloading of your business’s items, ensuring safety, efficiency, and speed of transfer. We understand every aspect of commercial moving which lets us avoid unnecessary costs that most inexperienced movers incur for their clients. 


- Do you provide moving and packing services?

Moving and relocation to a new home is a major life event – and that includes local moves. Washington DC and DMV local movers understand this change and want to make sure you feel at home before you even unpack a box.

Because you’re moving short distances doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider a professional local moving company. We are here to help – Our local moving company offers a full range of local moving services, including full-packingand assemblyservices. 

If you are looking for a moving company in DC, moving company in Maryland, or a moving company in Virginia, at BestMovers LLC, we will ensure you have an easy move. Our professional movers and professional packers will do the job done quickly and efficiently. 

We know what our customers want – honesty, speed and caring DC local movers, Virginia local movers, or Maryland local movers.

We understand that moving can be overwhelming. However, with BestMovers LLC, local movingis usually quoted according to the number of hours needed to complete the move. The overall cost of moving your household will depend on the volume and dimensions of the items that are being relocated, as well as the number of movers that will be necessary. BestMovers is rated as one of the most affordable local moving companies. 


- Do you provide long-distance moving?

Our goal at Best Movers is to provide the best possible service at the best possible price.

Our customers start their intestate moving journey with the quote process. We provide a free quote by assessing the belongings to ensure the most accurate price. Then, the job is done by BestMovers long distance movers, who are professionally trained. While en route to the moving destination, our trucks stop off at completely secure facilities so our customers can have peace of mind that their belongings are safe. 

Our long distance moving crews are able to provide full packing and unpacking services at both ends of the journey to assist our busiest clients. 


- What type of houses do you move?

At BestMovers, our customer satisfaction is a priority. That is why we train our movers. We provide the following professionals: 

  • Apartments
  • Condos 
  • Single Family Homes
  • Townhouses


- Do you provide furniture arrangement services?

You moved, bought a dream home, or just as simple as giving new look to your current place, it’s time to decide how you are going to arrange all of your furniture. At BestMovers, we can deliver, unpack everything in the right place and assemble for you. 


- Do you provide delivery services?

We will deliver your furniture from a store or a warehouse. We also provide professional furniture assembly services, delivery, and staging.


- Do you provide loading and unloading services?

If you plan on renting a truck or trailer and driving it yourself, you can still leave the heavy lifting to BestMovers LLC. Our crew will make your rental and moving process go as smoothly as possible. Just let us know if you need two guys and a truck or we can arrange three and more crew members.

Loading and unloading services are charged per an hour with two-hour minimum flat rate. 


- Do you provide furniture removal services?

If you are decluttering your home of unwanted junk, BestMovers LLC will help you with unwanted junk. Our junk removal services provide a fast and easy solution for all your hauling needs. We proudly offer junk removal and recycling solutions for your home, office, and beyond.