Moving Tips

Helpful Moving Tips

Advice From Experienced Industry Insiders

It may seem obvious to some, but many people overlook the amount of preparation that goes into a big move. At Muscled Up Movers, we want your move to go as smoothly as possible, and that means preparation. No matter how big or small your move, taking the time to pack up, secure, and prepare your items and property is key. If you're planning a move, take a look below for a few great tips.

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Residential Moving Tips

  1. Clean your attic storage and garage areas before the move. Have a yard sale or donate your unwanted items to a local charity.
  2. Disconnect all appliances (including audio and video components), defrost freezer 24 hours before the move, and break down all beds.
  3. Prepare a suitcase for the first night after the move. This should include clothes for the next day and all toiletries. This will save you time and aggravation as you won't have to go digging through boxes when you wake up in the morning. Make sure these items are not packed away and are kept in the house.
  4. Any specific things other than large items that you want our associates to move should be packed away in closed and sealed boxes.
  5. Complete a change of address form with the local post office three to five days before the move.
  6. Create your own detailed packing checklist.

Commercial Moving Tips

  1. Securely pack all of your loose items and breakables.
  2. Make sure to prepare the phone systems at your new location.
  3. Disconnect your fax machines and computers.
  4. Remove the items from file cabinets and desk drawers (including lock pins and dividers).
  5. Tape the keys inside file drawers.
  6. Confirm the operating hours for moving (some office complexes only allow moving after hours and/or on weekends)
  7. If the management company requires a certificate of insurance naming them as the loss payee, make sure to prepare the necessary documents.
  8. In advance, request that as many elevators as possible be allocated to your move.
  9. Reserve designated parking areas for the move.
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