Moving Guide

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson would like to make your move as smooth as possible. We have compiled a list to help you remember everything—even the little things—when making your move.

Hiring A Moving Company

If you plan on hiring a moving company, you might want to do some research first. Please review the sites below for information about moving, and to find a company whose services fit best for you.

What do I look for when hiring a moving company?

The American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) offers a Certified Mover Program for moving companies throughout the United States. This program consists of professional movers that have agreed to follow code of conduct, by responding to customers both ethically and in a timely manner. This group of movers offers the following:

  • Efficient & Reliable Transportation of Goods
  • Storage of Household Goods
  • Professional Service
  • Prompt Customer Service

Moving Yourself

Some home buyers choose to move themselves and their belongings. If you want to save time and money by taking on this endeavor yourself, be sure that you have ample packing supplies. Please review the sites below for some informative resources about purchasing boxes, bubble wrap, labels and tape.

The Day of the Move

Moving day has finally arrived! As excited as you may be about your new home, moving can make everything seem uncertain. It’s important to take a deep breath and try not to be stressed. Below is a list of important things you should remember for moving day.

  • Designate specific items that you need, that should not be packed with the rest on your belongings.
  • If you have children, make sure that they have at least two special items to take with them for the trip.
  • Make sure you remove all trash from your current residence.
  • If you are using a moving company or friends and family, specify certain unloading areas.
  • Make sure there are ample walkways for moving large pieces as well as boxes of your belongings.
  • If you are using a moving company, reiterate those specific items that need special attention and handled-with-care.
  • Remember to meet the needs of those helping in your move by supplying them with food, beverages and restroom facilities.
  • Lastly, if you are using a moving company, please remember to read and sign all paperwork, documenting anything that transpired during the moving process.

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