Moving Tips


The first step when moving is to discard unnecessary items that cost you in the moving process yet you are not going to use them. Donate these small used house goods and clothing to our UPCYCLE program for a better cause.


Next after the decluttering it is important to create a moving book with either a binder or using a large notebook large enough to accommodate all the moving activities into one place. The move book should be in a position to carry any estimates you receive, contact information, lists you make, and the contents of any boxes you pack. It should as well act as you move plan.


Choose a mover.
Most important in the moving process, it is essential to go for a moving company early. This is crucial in that you will lean on them during the entire process of moving making one of the most informed decisions to make at the start of the moving process.


Create an inventory.
Creating an inventory will help you create a detailed list and take stock of your belongings that keep your packing organized and as well can be used to help value your belongings for insurance coverage.


Contact your building management.
It is also important that once you are moving you make contacts to the building management that is both the building management offices at your new home and as well your current home, this will help you reserve freight elevators and make sure your chosen moving day works equally well for both locations. By making contacts with these managements, you are guaranteed assurance that your mover has the proper insurance coverage to meet building requirements.


Order boxes.
Another important tip when moving is to ensure that you have had enough supplies and boxes for your big day! You can access these services at our box store our relocation specialists there suggest the appropriate number of boxes, and style that is needed and have them delivered right to your home. Note that at FlatRate it is our responsibility and duty to pack and unpack with you so gives yourself plenty of time and leave the rest to our side.


In packing it is important to mark the outside of the boxes clearly so that you don’t get things mixed up when unpacking then first, pack what you don’t use starting with heavier objects at the bottom, make sure that your boxes aren’t too heavy for someone to lift.


Let people know your new address
Make sure that you make a complete change regarding Postal Service and address, Notify your credit card and utility companies of your new residential changes, newspapers vendors and the Internet and cable providers. Find out if you need to return your old cable box or get on a new installation wait list.


Stay calm on moving day.
On the exact day make sure that you have your move book with you, ensure that your jewelry, phones, prescriptions, chargers, etc. within your reach. Keep valuable items with you and keep all your essentials in a preferred suitcase or bag.


Save your receipts.
In many cases, when you are moving due to transfers in the federal civil and public services, moving expenses are cut from federal income taxes. You may be able to claim this deduction even if you do not itemize your receipts.