Moving & Packing Tips

Moving Tips

  • 6 to 8 weeks prior to your move it’s time to declutter. This will allow you to create a complete inventory to provide for your moving company. Start packing room by room to keep yourself on track. This is a good time to also start thinning out the pantry and freezer if you have one. You will need to thaw out freezers prior to move day.
  • 4 to 6 Weeks prior to your move select your moving company, you may need to also choose a storage at this time. For larger homes 3 bedrooms or more we recommend scheduling an in-person estimate. In person estimates are more accurate and complimentary with We Like to Move It, LLC. Our estimators are knowledgeable and can assist with an estimated idea of how many boxes you will have if you are not packed up.
  • 2 to 3 Weeks prior to your move set up the transfer of your utilities from one home to the other, don’t forget on move day to have your cable boxes, remotes and cords placed in your vehicle. Get your change of address forms from the post office so you don’t miss any important mail.
  • 1 week prior to move day confirm any changes in your estimate with your moving company. This will allow us to accommodate any extra inventory we may need to move.
  • 1 to 2 days prior to your move verify all financial documents, important paperwork, and keys are readily available. Make sure to get a good dinner and good nights sleep prior to move day.
  • Day of the move, relax if you have followed our guidelines this should make a nice, stress-free move. Eat a good breakfast and get ready for a fun day!

Packing Tips

  • Plan to pack 3 to 4 weeks prior to your move date. By starting early, you will have time to go through and declutter any items you no longer need. This will also help with the feeling of being overwhelmed by not rushing you to get every thing packed in a small window of time.
  • The heavier the item the smaller the box. Packing to many heavy items in one box runs the risk of the box collapsing.
  • Don’t over pack your moving boxes, it is better to just use an extra box. If your boxes are overloaded, it is more likely to break.
  • Use color coded stickers to mark boxes that are mean to go together. You can also mark a door with the same color dot to notify our team the box is to go in a specific room.
  • Don’t use old boxes, this is not a ploy to have you purchase more boxes. Used boxes have ware and tear already and some are easier to collapse.
  • Label boxes on the top and the side of each box in big lettering. Alert our team if fragile items are inside so we can make sure to stack these items on the top.

Ask our staff today which boxes we recommend, we can also provide boxes and deliver them right to your door if needed.