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TIMING

Advanced planning is more critical depending on the timing of the move. Obviously, relocating your business during a slow period is ideal. However, if you have the need to move during a critical time of year for your business, call Aviv and leave your move to us.


Print and refer to our handy moving checklist prior to your move:


ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE MOVE

  • Book a moving company. (If you are moving in the busy summer months, you may wish to call movers 2-3 months in advance to ensure availability on your desired date.)
  • Notify the post office, current and new.
  • Notify doctors, dentists, and other service providers.
  • Order moving supplies from the moving company
  • Sort and discard unwanted items.
  • Contact charitable organizations regarding donations of unwanted items.
  • Confirm elevator, loading dock, and parking space reservations at origin and destination.
  • Make necessary travel arrangements such as airline, hotel, and rental car reservations.
  • Begin packing, clearly labeling boxes with name, contents, and new locations.
TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE MOVE

  • Notify telephone company
  • Notify electric company
  • Notify gas company of change of address and to schedule disconnection of any gas appliances being moved
  • Notify alarm company
  • Notify cable company
  • Notify Internet Service Provider
  • Notify water company and oil company
  • Coordinate disassembly of difficult items (e.g. jungle gyms, pool tables, and swing sets)
  • Make arrangements for parking permits where applicable
  • Make arrangements for babysitter/petsitter for moving day as necessary
  • Arrange time off from work, prepare for the move and be present on move day.
ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE MOVE

  • Confirm moving date and time with moving company.
  • Provide moving company with new telephone number, cell number, and e-mail address.
  • Complete high-value inventory form and choose appropriate insurance option.
  • Remove fragile and loose items from drawers.
  • Remove all permanently affixed items you wish to take from walls and ceilings (e.g. drapes, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans)
ONE DAY PRIOR TO THE MOVE

  • Consolidate clearly-labeled, fragile boxes in one area
  • Identify furniture that is fragile by nature or has been weakened by previous damage and prepare to bring it to your crew's attention on move day.
  • Separate and label items not intended for transport by movers.
  • Isolate checkbook, keys, passports, plane tickets, cash, and credit cards.
  • Confirm telephones are in working order at both locations.
  • Defrost, drain, wash, and dry refrigerators and freezers.
  • Drain gas and oil from lawn mowers, generators, and snow blowers.
  • Disconnect propane tank from gas grill.
  • Clear walkways and driveway during inclement weather.