Moving Checklist Part 1

Working With the Mover

  • Call your United agent to set a date for the agent to visually survey your home and prepare an estimate.
  • If your company is paying for your move, refer to their moving policy to determine the services the mover will be authorized to perform.
  • Do you want to do any of the packing — or will you have it done by our experienced packers? Your agent will be happy to discuss packing services with you.
  • Show the agent everything that is going to be moved. Any items you fail to disclose or that are added later to the shipment will increase the cost, even if you have been given a binding estimate.
  • Read the “Your Rights and Responsibilities Manual” (for full-service moves) to make certain that you fully understand the extent of the carrier’s liability.
  • Sign the Estimate/Order for Service after you are sure you have a clear understanding of each section. If you have any questions, ask your agent to explain.
  • Keep the phone number and name of your salesperson or move coordinator handy.

Four to Six Weeks Before Moving Day

Places to Notify:

  • Notify the post office that you are moving. An online Change of Address form is available on the United States Postal Service Web site.
  • Prepare a list of friends, relatives, business firms and others who should be notified of your move. The following checklist will be helpful:

Utilities

Personal Accounts

Electric
Gas
Water
Telephone
Sewer District
Trash
Cable/Satellite
Fuel (Oil/Propane)
Sewer District

Pharmacy
Dry Cleaner
Lawn Service
Bank/Finance Companies
Credit Card Companies
Lanudry Service
Auto Finance Company
Health Club

Professional Services

Publications

Doctor(s)
Dentist
Accountant
Lawyer
Broker
Insurance Agency

Newspapers
Magazines
Newsletters
Professional Journals

Government Offices

Department of Motor Vehicles
Social Security Administration
State/Federal tax Bureaus
City/Council Tax Assessor
Veterans Administration

Miscellaneous:
Have a “garage sale” or use an online auction service to dispose of unwanted items.
Donate unwanted clothing or household goods to charitable organizations. Obtain receipts
showing the items’ approximate value for possible tax deductions.

Begin to use up supplies of canned goods, frozen foods and other household items. Buy only
what will be used before moving.

A.C. White provides the personal service of a family-owned company backed by the resources of United Van Lines, LLC and Mayflower Transit, LLC, the moving industry’s leading transportation providers.

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