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Moving Guide

KIKO Real Estate wants to help make your move as smooth as possible. Here is a list to help you remember all the details when making your move.

Hiring A Moving Company

If you plan on hiring a moving company, do your research first. The sites below provide information about moving and can help you find a company that meets your needs.

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:

  • Efficient and reliable transportation of household goods
  • Storage of household goods
  • Professional service
  • Prompt customer service when dealing with complaints
  • Arbitration

Feel free to visit the American Moving and Storage Association for more information.

Moving Yourself

If you want to move yourself, consider this checklist of moving supplies. 

The Day of the Move

Here is a list of important things to remember when moving day arrives:

  • 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. 
  • 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.

Tying Up The Loose Ends

Once you've settled into your space and unpacked your items, it's time to enjoy your new home. Please remember to:

  • Call your local utilities company
  • Call the telephone company
  • Call the boarding kennels where your pets are located

Sites referenced in this research:

http://www.moving.org

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