Ed Mattern: Hi! I am Ed Mattern with Interstate Worldwide Relocation. Today we are going to talk about how to plan for a move.
Now we are going to talk to you about if you are going to move yourself. Specifically, you want to remember these elements. First, you want to remember to try not to move during the summer months. Resources are very difficult to secure during that time.
About 30 days out, you want to try and make the arrangements to terminate your utilities, where you currently reside, and to prearrange the turning on of your utilities at your new residence. Identify and secure the sale or donation of those items you don't wish to move.
You also want to consider the correct truck size. The correct truck size is important, because it will allow you to move your goods efficiently and effectively.
If you are relocating your automobile, you will need to secure a trailer to tow the automobile behind the moving truck.
You also want to consider the rental or purchase of the pads from the truck rental. Remembering that it will take two to three times more pads to cover your furnishings than it would for a professional mover, because the pads are smaller.
Estimate the quantity of cartons that you are going to need, and these can be purchased from a packaging store or a local moving company as well. About 14 days out, you want to go ahead and complete a change of address form, either at the United States Post Office or you can use the Internet by logging onto usps.
com and completing the form there.
If you have kids and pets, you want to prearrange for a sitter. You should plan on them picking up the children either early in the morning the day of the move or the night before.
Up next, we are going to talk to you about how to select a moving company.