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Our team at Family First Moving understands that moving is a stressful process. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips, as well as a moving day checklist, to help you get organized and minimize stress. Let’s work together to make your move in Stow, OH, as smooth as possible!

Family First Moving Tips Sheet

For a successful move, we recommend that:

  • All packing should be finished prior to the move. All boxes should be marked and heavy boxes taped at the bottom.
  • All furniture is cleared (dresser drawers may stay filled; breakables should be removed).
  • Beds taken apart and mirrors removed from the dressers (unless you have arranged for us to do that).

Note: We CANNOT hook or unhook large appliances. Customers are responsible for preparing appliances. We will move them “as is.”

  • Waterbeds need to be emptied
  • A person should be available for questions as to where items are to be placed.
  • Items not covered by insurance include cash, jewelry, stocks, securities, fine art, glass and mirrors, and particle board. These items, as well as computers, should be taken in your personal vehicle.
  • Keep a necessity bag, including toiletries, eyeglasses, medications, alarm clock, paper products, checkbooks, etc. Get cooler with ice or make arrangements for cold food items. Refrigerators and freezers cannot be moved full.
  • Make sure pets are secured

We are looking forward to providing you with a successful move. See you on moving day!!

*** Family First Moving does uphold a Non-Refundable Deposit Policy for Cancellations. If you need to change the date, the deposit is transferable.

Pre - Moving Checklist

  • Print and check off to make sure you don’t forget anything.
  • Change address for utility companies.
  • Keep a necessity bag for checkbook, reading/sunglasses, medicine, keys, etc.
  • If packing your own boxes, make sure they’re labeled correctly. It is easier for the movers to find the “pink room” as opposed to “Tina’s room.”
  • Try and pack/stack boxes in one room so there is less clutter for the movers to maneuver around.
  • We recommend taking plants and computers in your personal vehicle, as they do not travel well.
  • Freezers/refrigerator items should be moved into a cooler so there is less risk of damage.
  • All dressers, end tables, desks, etc. must be cleared off completely.
  • Please advise us if there are any “oversized” items or furniture that requires special tools.
  • All boxes must be able to close (no loose stuff sticking out). Leave out cleaning supplies needed for after the move.
  • We recommend taking fragile boxes, like fine china or expensive knickknacks, in your vehicle.
  • We cannot haul hazardous material (propane tanks should be disconnected and taken in your vehicle).

On - Moving Day

  • We know it's difficult, but try to stay relaxed as possible since moving is a stressful process for everyone.
  • Make sure the moving truck can get as close to the residence as possible. If we cannot park on the driveway, please let us know ahead of time.
  • Make sure there is someone available to direct the movers.
  • Make sure any animals are put in a secure place. We may need to prop doors open.
  • If you are able to, and want to save time and money, you can disassemble beds and mirrors from dressers, take pictures off the walls and wrap them, etc.
  • Unplugged all appliances and water hookups.

Need Advice?

If you would like to know more about how to make moving day go more smoothly, or wish to speak with a customer representative directly, call Family First Moving today to speak with a staff member. We’ll be happy to help you with any questions you have.

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