Helpful Hints and Links


Four to six weeks before moving

  1. Request a written estimate from a professional mover
  2. Dispose of items that you will not be moving (donate to charity, hold a garage sale, give to friends or relatives)
  3. Have draperies, carpets or furniture cleaned
  4. Review your insurance policies for coverage
  5. Send out change of address cards to creditors, family, friends, magazine subscriptions or other continuing services

Three weeks before moving

  1. Arrange to have utilities disconnected or transferred to your new home
  2. Make an appointment to have appliances serviced before the move
  3. Gather all important documents such as tax papers, insurance policies, school records, passports, and birth certificates and put them in an easy to find area

Two weeks before moving

  1. Arrange for transportation for your pet(s)
  2. Transfer or close club memberships
  3. Notify your post office of the change of address

One week before moving

  1. Arrange for a babysitter on moving day (if needed)
  2. Transfer all prescriptions
  3. Discontinue newspaper delivery
  4. Pick up airline tickets

Days before the move

  1. Pack your luggage
  2. Set aside those items to be put in an extra (air) shipment
  3. Purchase Traveler’s Checks
  4. Ship your pets
  5. Deliver auto to auto carrier
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“Crew war friendly considerate and gracious. will highly recommend you to anyone in need of movers!” “On friday I received my military shipment of household goods. I’m writing this email to let you know how wonderful the guys you sent were. First of all, they were extremely prompt. Secondly, they fulfilled everything I asked them to do. They went above and beyond in customer service and did it all with a smile and really put care into their work. I’ve had good military moves before but these guys definitely stood out. I was alone with my child and they were extremely patient and kind towards me and her. After the week I had they were a blessing. I hope this goes to the right person because they truly made a difference in my day and I hope you can relay that to them. I know off the top of my head one was named Dennis I believe the other was BJ I could be wrong. Thank you again for sending exemplary employees.” “I am so happy with M.Dyer & Sons – way beyond my expectations – thy were all nice, professional, fast careful, easy. Made my moving experience so wonderful.”