Moving Services

Things to Remember

 

  • As soon as possible you need to either fax or email the List of Household Goods [pdf/xls] to UCC Moving Services.
  • Make sure a tractor-trailer can get to your home.
  • Cook and eat or give away as much of the refrigerator and freezer food as you can. We cannot transport perishable food.
  • Cancel the newspaper delivery and any other delivery services.
  • Make a detailed itemized list of all of your items to be moved before the movers arrive. A list can more readily alert you to missing items and help you to avoid forgetting to include such items in an insurance claim.
  • Draw up a floor plan of your new home and indicate placement of furnishings. It makes moving in much easier.
  • At least 2-3 weeks before move, have utilities scheduled to be turned on at your new house by your move date.
  • Arrange for utilities to be turned off at old house after scheduled move date.
  • Get an extra month's supply of Rx medications so you do not run out.
  • Make sure the pets have their shots. And the kids too.
  • Submit a completed change of address form to the post office or change online @ www.usps.com. You must fill out a change of address form for each person receiving mail at your address. You also need to submit a change of address form to any subscriptions you are currently receiving. Your post office has those forms also (in store or on line.)
  • Pack all important mail in one box.
  • Notify the bank of your new address.
  • Pack a few things every day.
  • Return library books and other things borrowed.
  • Collect things you have loaned, items at dry-cleaners, lay-away, storage, safety deposit box, etc.
  • Arrange for cable/satellite TV disconnection.
  • Your local service provider can help you with phone, internet, cable and/or satellite service for your new home.
  • Put aside weather-appropriate clothes to take with you (don't put them on the truck.)
  • Start throwing away junk so there isn't so much the last week. Do I hear "Garage Sale"??
  • Get a copy of grades or arrange for transfer of records to the new school.
  • Get a copy of immunizations records or arrange for the transfer of those records to the new school.
  • Get a copy of pet medical and immunization records.
  • Contact all your doctors and dentists. Ask if they can suggest a referral. Submit request for medical and dental records. Get copies of renewable prescriptions.
  • Have the car tuned up and/or make sure it is road worthy.
  • Make sure your auto and medical insurance info is handy.
  • Make sure the insurance company knows your new address. Transfer any records to the new company. Check to see if your move is covered by your homeowners insurance. Arrange to have fire, theft and other personal property insurance for your new home so that it will be protected.
  • Transfer bank accounts and ask your local credit bureau to transfer your records to your new city. Be sure and give bank your new address.
  • If moving from an apartment, notify your landlord and request apartment deposit back.
  • Make any needed motel arrangements for the move.
  • Don't forget to make arrangements to get back all deposits.
  • Make arrangements to have the piano tuned a couple of weeks after the move.
  • Arrange to have your major appliances serviced before you move them.
  • Make any flight reservations 21 days in advance.
  • Keep important papers, documents, jewelry, money and other small valuable items with you. Do not pack them to be moved in the moving van.
  • Put non-combustible cleaning supplies and other items you may need first in special boxes to be loaded last, unloaded first.
  • One day before move date--pack your local phone book for future reference of addresses/hone numbers of businesses and friends.
  • If possible, it is a good idea to be at your new home a day ahead of the van so you can make sure utilities are connected and plan placement of major items in your home.