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3 to 4 Weeks Prior to Move

  • Discard or sell anything you don’t really need. Let us know if you need trash disposal services.
  • Make arrangements to obtain packing cartons for those items you desire to pack personally.
  • Notify the post office and complete a Change of Address card. You can also visit
  • Prepare and send list of address change notices.
  • Arrange for transfer of all medical and dental records.
  • Check auto licensing requirements for new destination.


2 Weeks Prior to Move

  • Have all medical prescriptions refilled and check if they are refillable at new destination.
  • Arrange to disconnect utility services.
  • Make arrangements to have special appliances serviced for move.


1 Week Prior to Move

  • Dispose of all flammables or explosives.
  • Pack suitcases. Include all items you will need until your shipment arrives.
  • Select games and books to occupy children while traveling.
  • Arrange for a babysitter and kennel for moving day so you can devote personal attention to the move without interruption.


The Day Prior to Move

  • Finish packing personal belongings.
  • Empty and defrost your refrigerator and freezer. Let them air out for at least 24 hours. Also, clean out your stove.
  • Plan simple meals for moving day. Pack a cooler and snacks.
  • Get a good night’s rest.


Moving Day

  • Be available to answer movers’ inquiries and be prepared to give directions if you have not already done so.
  • Accompany Mark’s Moving & Storage representative while he or she prepares the inventory list of items to be moved for your signature.
  • Make a last-minute check of your appliances to see that they have been disconnected.
  • Sign bill of lading and make sure it shows desired valuation, correct delivery addresses as well as your contact information en route. Save copies of shipping documents.
  • Strip your beds but leave contour sheets on your mattresses.
  • Before leaving, check each room and closet. Make sure windows are closed. Shut down gas pilot lights.
  • Turn off all electrical lights. Lock doors.


Moving In

  • Be present during unloading, ready to direct placement of your furniture.
  • Settle in and enjoy your new home!


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