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(804) 683-6683

helpful tips

Lifting
Bend your knees, squat, and lift with your thigh muscles, not your back. Never bend over with your knees straight and lift with the upper torso.
Planning Your Move
The key to a successful move is careful planning. That’s why we’re providing this easy-to-use checklist of important things to do. Follow it closely and nothing will get overlooked.
Change Your Address
Send change-of-address cards (available at the Post Office) to credit card companies, magazines, and other who need to know that you’ve moved. Some organizations have toll-free numbers, so you can make changes over the phone.
Pick Up Dry Cleaning and Laundry
Laundry tickets are easy to misplace, so give your name to make sure you get everything.
Cancel Memberships
You might get a partial refund or be able to sell the unused portions – ask about policies.
Have a Garage Sale
You’ll pick up some extra cash to pull into your pocket, or into your new home. Check with local authorities about sale restrictions. Also, consider donating to charity (It may be tax-deductible and many organizations will pick up at your home).
Get Your New Home Ready
Contact painters, plumbers, and carpenters – whatever services you need so everything is ready when you arrive. Remember to change the door locks at your new home.
Measure for Moving Access
Make sure you have enough clearance in doorways, elevators, and stairwells to move large items into your new home.
Notify Services and Utilities
Including newspaper, telephone, water, gas and electric companies. Tell the new ones when to begin service and the old ones when to disconnect. Remember to get back any security deposits.
Collect Important Records
Gather personal and family documents, including medical and dental records (and X-rays), medical records, school records, titles, financial records, stocks and bonds, tax returns, birth certificates, passports and legal and insurance documents.
Get Your Car Serviced
If you’re moving from a warm climate to a cold one, check your antifreeze.
Gather Your Receipts
Many of your moving expense may be tax-deductible, so keep receipts for all expenses. Then consult your tax advisor or call the Internal Revenue Service and ask for Publication 521, “Tax Information on Moving Expense”.
Get Packing
Packing can be fast and easy if you follow some simple directions. Start packing early. Packing a little each day. And pack one room at a time. Label your boxes by room, and “fragile” if appropriate.
Don’t settle for supermarket boxes; they tend to crush easily and may be difficult to stack. And because newspaper can smear, pack in plain paper or bubble wrap to save yourself time and trouble later.
What to Pack before you Pack
Before you start packing, put aside the things you’ll need during your trip and when you’ve arrived.
Pack a Travel Kit
Include aspirin, BAND-AIDs, a bottle opener, credit cards, flashlight, necessary keys, paper plates and plastic utensils, paper towels, disposable cups, bathroom tissue, a travel clock, and toiletries. You might throw in some games for the kids, too.
Pack a Personal Suitcase
Fill it with the things you’ll need until you’re unpacked, including a change of clothes, cosmetics, address book and any necessary medications.
Packing Item-by-Item
Appliances (large)
Empty, defrost, and drain refrigerator and washer. Clean interiors and place accessories in plastic bags. Fill with linens and stuff towels between washer sides to prevent rotating. Tape down movable parts.
Appliances (small)
Pack your microwave in factory boxes whenever possible, and cushion it with wadded, not shredded, paper.
Beds
Take apart and mark pieces for easy assembly. Tape bed rails together and protect mattresses with mattress covers.
Books
Pack flat in small cartons alternating bindings. Keep each box under 30 lbs. to reduce pressure on your back when lifting.
Bureaus
Fill drawers with fragile items (clocks, picture frames) wrapped loosely in clothing. Don’t tape drawers. Tape can ruin the finish. Cover with furniture pads and tie.
Chairs
Wrap arms and legs with paper or bubble wrap. Leave slipcovers on and cover with furniture pads.
Clothing
Pack hanging items (and drapes, too) in wardrobe boxes. Small items can be left in bureau drawers.
Collectibles
Warp fragile items in bubble wrap and tape securely.
Dishes
Never stack dishes flat. Wrap each piece in bubble wrap and pack plates and saucers on edge. Nestle cups and bowls. Cushion with dishtowels or potholders. Wrap glasses and crystal separately in bubble wrap.
Kitchenware
Stack pots, pans, etc. and cushion with paper. Pack one box with things you’ll need your first day and label it “Open First”.
Lamps
Pack shades in boxes with bubble wrap. Wrap bases and pack in boxes or inside freezers.
Mirrors, Artwork, Frames
Small pieces can be wrapped and packed in boxes. Wrap larger pieces in plastic and cover with cardboard. Tape securely.
Paint
Paint, alcohol, solvents, etc., are dangerous to move. Properly dispose of them before you go.
Plants
Give them away as farewell gifts, or put in plastic bags with air holes, then in boxes. Water before you leave.
Tables
Remove legs, pad and tie together. Put hardware in plastic bags and tape under tabletops.
Tools and Gardening Equipment
Pack hoses and small tools in boxes. Tie long-handled tools together.
Pets Are People Too!
Talk to your veterinarian. They probably have suggestions for making your move easy on your pet. They may recommend a mild sedative or taking along a supply of water from your old home to prevent an upset stomach. Remember, while moving, animals should ride up front with you on leashes or in a pet carrier.
Children Need Special Consideration
Most adults can take moving in stride, but children can be deeply affected by a move. Give them time to adjust to the idea by talking about it as soon as possible. Tell them about their new school, new neighborhood, and the new friends they’ll make. Above all, let them know that you’re looking forward to the move. Your positive attitude will help shape their thinking.
It’s a good idea to order the family video, “Let’s Get a Move On!”
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    North Chesterfield, VA 23234
    Phone: (804) 683-6683
    Fax: (804) 789-9332
    Email: partimemovers@yahoo.com

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    Mon - Fri: 07:30 AM - 07:00 PM
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    Sun: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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