Four weeks before the move

  • Give us a call to help schedule your move
  • Assess which household items you would like to save and which ones you’d like to keep (consider a garage sale)
  • Give your physicians and dentists a call; they may have colleagues located in your new location. Get copies of renewable prescriptions.
  • Take care of transferring school records.
  • Check homeowner’s insurance policies to see if your move is covered. Make sure your new home is protected with personal-property insurance.
  • Transfer personal insurance

Three weeks before the move

  • Try to use up groceries before the move
  • Check and clear assessments
  • Arrange to have appliances services before moving them
  • Use up or throw away aerosols, flammables, corrosives and ammunition. Also empty lawnmower and propane fuel tanks

Two weeks before the move

  • Make your travel reservations.
  • Tell the post office and obtain change of address forms. Notify magazines to which you are subscribed.  It is necessary to fill out a change-of-address form for each person receiving mail at your new address.

One week before the move

  • Transfer bank accounts and ask the credit bureau to transfer records to your new location
  • Empty and close safe deposit box.
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Arrange for a cable disconnection.
  • Make sure utilities are arranged for your new home.
  • Make sure cash, certified check or money orders are ready for payment to driver before goods are unloaded (unless paying by credit card)
  • Put aside maps, games, snacks, a flashlight and other items you’ll take during your journey.
  • Drain water from all garden hoses.
  • Start packing your suitcases.
  • Drain gasoline from your lawn mower.
  • Leave things in place that Reliable Transfer will be packing; for example leave glassware in the cabinet

The day before the move

  • Place cleaning supplies, toiletries and a coffee pot in a special box to be loaded last and unloaded first
  • Finish packing all suitcases

The day of the move

  • Be available to answer any questions, accompany the driver during inventory, sign bill of landing and confirm your new address and delivery date
  • Make a final check of every room and storage area. Be sure that windows and doors are locked, keys are transferred and lights are out.
Let us help in planning your move in Juneau, AK.