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Clark Moving & Storage of Albany’s Moving Tips

Clark Moving & Storage of Albany’s Moving Tips

Mayflower has been moving families across town, around the country and throughout the world since 1927. Based on our years of experience, we have created a list of helpful hints and useful suggestions.

  • Create a “move information” file to store important information and collect receipts for moving related expenses.
  • Contact your insurance agent to transfer property, fire, and auto insurance.
  • Wills, stock certificates and other one-of-a-kind items (jewelry, photos, home videos, etc.) are difficult or impossible to replace. Plan to carry them with you instead of packing them.
  • Create a floor plan of your new home, and begin thinking about where you’ll want to place furniture. Advance planning eases the stress of making major decisions when your furniture arrives at your new home.
  • Get your mail moving. Complete the change-of-address forms, available from your local Post Office or online at www.usps.com. Start recording the local addresses you may need later. Take your old phone book with you to your new home.
  • Take an objective look at what you own. Decide what must go with you and what can be left behind.
  • Sit down and start organizing your move. Make a list with three columns: Items to leave behind, items for Mayflower to move, and items you’ll move yourself.
  • Consider having a garage sale. Make sure to pick a date at least two weeks before the move and advertise it locally.
  • Start including your children in the move planning. Make it exciting and fun by having your kids do some of their own packing, and let them suggest layouts for their new room.
  • If you have young children, arrange for a baby sitter to watch them on moving day.
  • Dispose of flammables such as fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets, aerosol cans, nail polish, paint, ammunition and poisons such as weed killer. A comprehensive list of “non-allowables” can be obtained from your moving consultant.
  • Drain all the oil and gasoline from your lawn mower and power tools to ensure safe transportation. Refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions.
  • Decide if you need to store anything. Ask us about sealing your belongings on to a sturdy pallet in a safe, dry warehouse.
  • Since you will want to have your utilities on during moving day, arrange to have them disconnected from your present home the day after your scheduled move-out.
  • Call ahead to have utilities connected at your new home the day before your scheduled move-in.
  • The more ways we have to reach you, the better. Make sure to provide us with all of your contact information.
  • On move-out day be home when the movers arrive and stay until they are finished. It is your responsibility to see that all of your goods are loaded on the truck.
  • On move-in day plan to be there when the movers arrive and plan on staying around until the crew has finished unloading.
  • Have payment on hand for your moving charges. On local moves we accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. On out of state moves we accept cash, traveler’s checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, and credit cards.
  • If you choose to use a credit card, you must make arrangements prior to the day of your move.

If you’re ready to start planning your move, please contact us. You can reach us by email, by calling us at 518-370-4100, or by filling out our free estimate form.

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