MOVING TIPS FOR CUSTOMERS
EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE MOVE DAY:
- It’s time to start preparing for your move!
- This is a good time to decide what you will be bringing to your new home.
- Sort the items you do not want to keep so you will not be moving any unnecessary items.
SIX WEEKS BEFORE MOVE DAY:
- You should be making the necessary trips to discard the items you do not plan on keeping anymore.
- This is also a good time to have a garage sale or sell items on eBay or other online markets!
FOUR WEEKS BEFORE MOVE DAY:
- This is the time to book your moving company (TIGER MOVING!!!).
- This is also the time to start transferring your trash, water, power, and other utilities to the new home.
- Begin the packing process of items you do not use on a daily basis, such as decorations and holiday items.
ONE OR TWO WEEKS BEFORE MOVE DAY:
- Go shopping for moving supplies. (See below)
- Start packing. Start with items that you definitely won’t be needing.
- Purchase new shower curtains for new residence.
- Start going through items in closets and extra storage areas.
- Transfer school records.
- Schedule a transfer of address with post office.
- Clean your stove and oven.
- Start saying goodbyes to neighbors.
ONE OR TWO DAYS BEFORE MOVE DAY:
- Prepare a box of essential items to keep with you.
- As you take apart furniture and other items make sure to tape all parts to the main base.
- Keep cleaning supplies with so you can clean your old residence.
- Purchase some easy-to-make foods and snacks. Be prepared to eat out.
- Transport food to your new residence by cooler if possible.
- Defrost and clean your fridge.
- Consider asking friends for a helping hand.
WHAT TO PURCHASE WHEN PACKING ON YOUR OWN:
- We have found the best rates on packing supplies at Lowe’s & Home Depot.
- Small, medium & large boxes. Do not underestimate the number of small boxes you will need. Small boxes are less expensive and are much easier to carry.
- 4-6 rolls of “packing” tape for taping boxes. Avoid purchasing tape guns because they are more expensive and unnecessary. Better to purchase too much tape than not enough.
- 1 or 2 packages of wrapping paper for wrapping dishes and breakables.
- Colored tabs for grouping boxes by room.
- Mattress/box spring covers especially if they are under warranty. Some warranties are voided when mattresses or box springs are dirty or damaged.
- 1 or 2 thick permanent markers for making notes on boxes.
- Bubble wrap for wrapping pictures and flat screen tv’s.
- Shrink wrap to bundle items together.
- Trash bags with drawstrings are the most affordable way to transport hanging clothes. Simply poke a hole in the bottom of bags and bundle 7-10 hanging items into a single trash bag. Tying the drawstring will seal off the bag.
- Wardrobe boxes are another common method of transporting hanging clothes.
- Purchase extra cleaning products for cleaning your furniture and old residence. Many people prefer to hire a cleaning service.
HOW TO PACK BOXES:
- Aim to have all boxes weigh less than 40 pounds.
- Use 3 strands of tape going in the same direction to secure the bottom portion of the box. Outside strands should halfway overlap the center strand. Use two strands to secure top portion of box.
- You can save a few boxes by placing clothes from drawers in suitcases and other containers that you may have.
- Use small boxes for books, documents, and printing paper. Try to package heavier items into smaller boxes whenever possible.
- Clearly label all boxes on top or side with permanent marker or colored label.
- Use 2-3 sheets of wrapping paper for large plates and large bowls. Use 1 sheet of wrapping paper for small plates, small bowls, drinking glasses and mugs.
SPECIALTY ITEMS (APPLIANCES, ELECTRONICS, HANGING, PICTURES, MIRRORS):
- Ask us how we transport these items. We have a lot of experience moving these things and will happily explain our methods.
- Many front-load washers/dryers have special pins to secure their drums. We are happy to install these pins for you if you still have them. These pins are particularly vital for transporting front-load washers/dryers up & down flights of stairs.
WHAT WE CAN’T TRANSPORT:
- Gas lawn mowers, whole sheds, paint cans, gasoline, flammables, propane tanks, ammunition, guns, explosives
TIGER MOVING STRENGTHS:
- We are licensed, insured, and bonded.
- Our minimum is only 2 hours as opposed to 3 or 4 hours with some companies.
- Our travel fees are very reasonable.
- We will happily transport your flat screen TV without charging extra.
- We do not charge extra for appliances.
- Our scheduling is very flexible.
- We communicate with our customers with confirmation and follow up emails.
- We call our customers when we are on our way to the job.
- We work seven days a week.
- We accept check, cash, or credit card for payment.
- Many of the moves we schedule are referrals.
- We do not hire day-laborers.
- Our hourly rate starts once we pick up the first item and stops once we put down the last item. Our hourly rate does not include the distance traveled to and from our truck lot.
- We are happy to pack & unpack your boxes for you. Just ask us.