Moving Services

Getting Ready Check List

 

  • Make sure you have a working phone (land line or cell) so the driver can reach you.
  • The driver will contact you before he arrives and will set up the exact time. Communication with the driver is very important. Be sure we have a good phone number and that someone will be available to answer the driver's questions. The driver will also go over things to help the load go easier for everyone.
  • Beds need to be disassembled prior to driver's arrival.
  • Washer, dryer and ice maker needs to be disconnected prior to driver's arrival.
  • The security pins MUST be in place on late model front loading washing machines to help keep the machine stable during transport. If the pins are not in place, we do not cover the damages. This applies to any appliance or electronic equipment that has a tightening security feature.
  • Electronics must be disconnected. The Upper Columbia Conference does not provide insurance coverage and is not responsible for damage to electronics of any kind.
  • Make sure that halls are free of items so things can be accessible.
  • If you will not be ready at the scheduled time, you must notify us prior to the driver's departure to go and load you. You are subject to a charge of $500.00 per day, or portion thereof, for detention. UPPER COLUMBIA CONFERENCE EMPLOYEES - Any charges for detention will be YOUR responsibility.
  • Get rid of all junk! Things not to be moved must be put in a closet or separate room.
  • Remove mirrors from dressers and remove supports or brackets from mirrors or dressers.
  • Preparing your freezer:
    • --It is best to secure special containers with dry ice for you to transport your frozen food. Better yet, sell it before moving.
    • --The driver is not responsible for plugging in a freezer at night.
    • --If you have a freezer moved with food in it, you assume all responsibility.
  • Preparing your jacuzzi/hot tub:
    • --At least 4 days before loading date--drain, clean and disconnect.
    • --Turn it on its side to finish draining pipes, etc. If you do not, your furniture, boxes, etc could get wet from the water hiding in the crooks of the pipes, etc.
  • Drain water from all garden hoses.
  • Set aside maps, games, snacks, flashlight and other items you'll take in your car.
  • Prepare suitcases with items that will be needed when you arrive at new location (toiletries, sleepwear, change of clothing, hair care items, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, first-aid kit, etc.)