Make your reservations for movers two to three weeks before your move day.
Use wardrobe boxes for your clothes from closets. Clothes in drawers can be placed in suitcases.
Use only small boxes for books. They get very heavy, very fast.
For large appliances be sure to check your owner’s manuals to see if there are special instructions for moving.
Always stack dishes upwards when packing.
Pack important and sentimental documents separately, and easily accessible.
Remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the box.
Don’t pack with food or supermarket boxes. You never know what little critter is hiding – or if the box will be strong enough to support your possessions.
Don’t use used boxes. The box may not be strong enough for your possessions.
Never use duct tape – use packing tape.
Clearly label all boxes on top and side.
As you take apart furniture and other items make sure to tape all parts to the main base.
Try to pack all electronic equipment, like stereos in their original boxes. Otherwise use bubble wrap when packing these items, and make sure to label fragile.
Start packing items you will not need ahead of time.
By law, a moving company can’t transport hazardous materials such as gasoline, bottled gases and other flammables, ammunition and explosives.
Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.
Pack a box of essential items that you will need immediately after the move and make sure it’s the last thing added to the truck.
Always pack and unpack breakables over a padded surface.
Always tape boxes at the bottom, and at the top.
Clean out closets, the attic, and the basement as soon as you decide it’s time to move.
Two weeks before the move don’t forget to arrange to transfer school records.
Make a “survival closet” of things for the last cleanup before you move out.
Remember to get snacks for move day.
Schedule disconnect times for about a week before your move day — you don’t want to have to pay for cable, phone and utilities when you aren’t even there!
Cancel newspapers, cable, pest control, cleaning help, lawn services about a week before the move.
Mail in your change of address forms a few days before your move date.
The day before your move, defrost the fridge.
Make sure to get enough cash to get you through move day.
Don’t use boxes without tops. No tops make it impossible to stack properly in the truck.
Use custom-designed boxes when packing fine china and clothing.
When interviewing moving companies, make sure to ask if they are insured and bonded and how they charge.
When interviewing moving company, make sure to ask if they charge extra for large items such as pianos and big screen TVs.
When interviewing a possible moving company, remember to ask what kind of training their movers and drivers go through before servicing customers.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if there is a cancellation policy.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if they move nights and weekends and if they charge extra.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask what type of payment options they offer.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask what their customer referral rate is.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if they use full-time employees or temps and day labor.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if they offer free estimates.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if they charge for travel time from their office to your location.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask what services are included in the estimate.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if your items will be insured during the move.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if they have a minimum charge.
When interviewing possible moving companies, remember to ask if they charge by the piece or by the hour.
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Poseidon was able to accommodate my last minute schedule request! I needed a mover to shift some furniture in my home from one floor to another to make room for new furniture being delivered the next day. Probably about a two hour job. And one large couch needed to be moved to my husband's office. Two movers showed up at the scheduled time on a Friday afternoon with a truck large enough to transport the single couch to a destination about 45 minutes away. But first, the furniture in the house needed moving. The two movers were polite, conscious about NOT nicking woodwork and able to complete the job quickly. They didn't have any tools with them (surprising) to take the legs off a couch but I was able to supply the needed tools!! All in all, a good experience with Poseidon! I'd recommend them!
Very friendly movers. Nice people. Responsive to all phone calls and emails. Receptive to feedback and readily reimburses for minor damage (this is just unavoidable in my experience with multiple moves). A great experience with interstate move from Boston to Cincinnati. Can't beat their flat fee pricing, which was honest and true to the estimate provided. Would happily recommend to friends and would use again!
Great working with this group. We moved from out of state and needed help unpacking a moving truck we packed ourselves. Movers were on time, polite, brought plenty of equipment and supplies, worked quickly, communicated well, and we communicated mostly through the yelp app which worked very well. Would definitely use Poseidon moving again. The mover was also able to provide a general liability form for insurance purposes which was required for our building- small extra fee, but extremely reasonable and professional.