Moving Tips

  • Reserve a moving company for your move as soon as you know you are moving. Best Light Hauling can also pack up your house for you.
  • Call us to purchase moving boxes and necessary packing supplies.
  • Start to clean out closets, the garage and attic.
  • Host a garage sale or donate your unwanted things to charity.
  • Arrange to transfer school records.
  • Get change of address cards from your local post office.
  • Notify magazines, charge accounts, insurance companies, clubs and all other organizations of your change of address.
  • Make a "survival closet" of things you will need for the final clean-up and include a snack for the last day.
  • If you decide to pack yourself, label all the moving boxes as you pack.
  • Write the destination room on the top and sides of each moving box to ensure it gets to the right place in your new home.
  • Schedule disconnects for gas, electric, water and the telephone.
  • Don't disconnect the phone until after your move. Arrange for refunds that are due, and schedule connections for your new home.
  • Cancel newspapers, cable TV, security, pest control, cleaning help, lawn maintenance and any other services you receive.
  • Mail in your change of address forms.
  • Clean the stove.
  • Clean the refrigerator, then defrost and dry.
  • Get enough cash to tide you over.
  • Say goodbye to your neighbors!