Moving San Ramon (925) 364-5499
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Clear out unwanted goods – hold a garage sale.
Get rid of flammables – paint, petrol, gas cylinders.
Empty fuel from mowers, clippers, trimmers and so on.
Separate books – disposable, family reading, valuable.
Check all electrical goods – will they work in the new home?
Start making up your change of address list.
Arrange to have mail forwarded.
Arrange termination date for electricity, gas, oil, telephone and other main suppliers.
If you are taking electrical goods such as a stereo, see if you still have their original boxes.
If you have children, separate cherished toys to travel with you.
Round up personal documentation – marriage/birth certificates, driving licenses and so on.
Keep passports separate so they are not packed.
Will your new home be ready? If not, you need to arrange temporary storage.
Shops, schools, theatres, life styles – it’s never too early to find out about your new home.
Start running down freezer stocks.
Arrange your finances – close or transfer bank accounts, savings accounts and so on, if necessary.
Use only strong, corrugated cartons with covers. The added protection of mover-provided cartons may avoid damage that results from the use of poor-quality packing materials. Your alternative is to collect boxes discarded by your grocery or liquor store. Insect eggs and insects such as roaches can travel in food boxes. Keep this in mind when getting boxes from food stores.
Here's a list a packing supplies that will come in handy:
Plastic bags and labels for easy identification.
Tissue or craft paper for delicate packing jobs.
Corrugated paper rolls for figurines and fragile items.
Gummed tape (1 1/2 to 2 inches wide) and/or strong twine for sealing cartons.
Markers and labels for identifying contents of cartons.
Scissors and/or sharp knife.