Moving Information


Moving Planner and Checklist: To help organize your move, print this page and check the items off as they are completed.


Packing is a tedious and time-consuming chore. It takes skill and the right materials to prepare all of your household items for transportation. ABC Moving and Storage recommends that you have our professionals pack for you. We are trained in proper procedures, have the right materials, and can do it in about ¼ the amount of time. If you decide to do your own packing, we want to help all we can. Contact Ronald and Donald Taylor for helpful hints on moving and packing.

If we do not pack your belongings, we strongly recommend that you allow us to crate or pack and prepare the following items for shipment:

  • Marble and glass tabletops, heavy wall ornaments and any mirror that is 40” x 60” or larger.
  • Pool table slates
  • Bulky, fragile items like large trophies, statuary, chandeliers and other items that require crating.
  • Antiques

Some things should remain in your possession during your move:

  • Cash and securities
  • Jewelry and furs
  • Firearms (consult local laws)
  • Personal papers and documents (birth certificates, passports, insurance policies and deeds)
  • Coin and stamp collections
  • Special family photographs
  • Moving-related documents

Other Important Information:

  • Typically, a move requires the loading and unloading of appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators with ice makers and gas or electric dryers. Important: These items can only be moved if they are prepared for shipment by an appropriately qualified or specialized service provider, such as a plumber, electrician, gas company, or carpenter. The same is true for reinstallation in your new home. ABC Moving and Storage can arrange to have these services provided if notified in advance. Our drivers are NOT qualified to perform these services.
  • The moving crew will protect your floors with special floor coverings and rug runners designed not to slip.
  • To make it safe and easy for your movers to get in and out of your house, please remove all obstructions such as potted plants and planters from front porch, walkways and driveways.
  • If possible, allow up to 30 days to plan your move and schedule any activities you want to complete prior to your moving day.
  • Avoid peak periods for moving, if possible. The first few days and the last few days of the month are times when everyone wants to move.
  • Start planning early, and you’ll be surprised how smoothly things can go.

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