Planning Your Move
Advance planning is essential for a
stress free move. As soon as you call Packers &
Movers regarding your transfer to another place, a
moving consultant will contact you and make an appointment
to visit your home in order to evaluate your needs.
Before this important appointment, go through your entire
home, room by room. Don't forget the garden and storage
areas. Identify exactly what you want to do with each item,
such as ship it, sell it, store it, give it away or discard
Moving can offer an excellent opportunity to dispose of
unwanted possessions that have accumulated in your home. In
case you want to dispose of some items in good condition, we
suggest that you contact a local charity.
On the day of the appointment with our moving consultant,
make a special point to be at home yourself. The survey
carried out by our moving consultant will take approximately
one hour of your valuable time.
A thorough inspection will be made, room by room.
Please remember to:
Based on the weight and volume of the goods to be moved,
Packers & Movers will estimate the cost of the
move. This estimate will include the cost of the packing
materials that will be used as well as transportation cots,
delivery and unpacking.
Services that may have additional fees include the building
of custom made crates for delicate items, insurance premium,
extra pick ups and deliveries, shuttle service, if required,
documentation for the exportation of pets, and third party
services such as hoisting, disassembly of billiard tables
and pianos, etc.
PREPARING YOUR MOVE
It is always best to set aside in a box or suitcase
important papers and documents that you will want to take
along with you. This may include airline tickets, passports,
school records, medical and dental records, credit cards,
birth certificates, jewelry, stamp and coin collections,
family photos and irreplaceable computer software. It is
recommended to store this box or suitcase carefully so that
it does not get loaded in the move.
Select items you want to get your hands on first when you
receive your shipment at destination, like basic pots and
pans, detergent, paper towels, a change of clothes,
flashlight, simple tools, basic toiletries, a familiar toy
or sweater for a child, something that feels like home. Set
this important box aside and label it clearly.
Insurance coverage to protect your belongings during your
move is especially important. If you take insurance through
Packers & Movers, it will be necessary to
complete an insurance form, wherein you will provide the
contents and values of all your possessions. Do not forget
to note the expiration date of your policy. Claims must be
submitted within the time frame indicated on the insurance
DELIVERY AND UNPACKING AT DESTINATION
When your shipment is delivered to you at destination, be
sure to have a copy of the packing inventory with you so
that you can check off receipt of each item and the
condition in which it is received.
The movers will place the furniture and carpets according to
your instructions. They will dispose of packing materials on
If any damage is noted, please indicate this in writing on
your packing inventory and the delivery receipt. Any missing
items should also be noted. Check carefully through the
packing material that is being discarded during the delivery