On your moving day there is information you will need, things you should avoid and other you should follow to reduce overall stress and make sure your moving goes off without a hitch.
Delivery of Your Goods
To keep costs reduced your shipment may be transported with families also moving the same general direction. Before your move begins you will likely know if there is a specific day, or a series of consecutive days to expect your goods to be delivered on. Make certain to stay in contact with your shipment provider during any open windows to ensure that you are reachable during delivery. For shipments not claimed when transport is ready for delivery a storage arrangement may be made resulting in additional costs for you.
Planning for Unpacking
Now that you and your goods are in your new home you should establish a plan for unpacking. Your moving company should have placed marked boxes in their corresponding rooms, so all you have to do is unpack, right? Not quite. You will want to begin with the essentials you will need in the first two weeks like clothing and hygiene items, then move to your kitchen to be in control of your dining habits. As unpacking will likely take a period of time being able to determine which items are essential and moving to less essential items is your best bet to being the most comfortable you can possibly be.
Moving Our Pets
You may have chosen to transport your pets professionally or with you and your family. If you are going to use a carrier that is unfamiliar to your pet it is wise to acclimate them to it a few weeks before the trip. Place their food dish inside the carrier and close them inside for brief periods to ensure they are familiar with it. Make sure that they are able to move, sit and lay down for maximum comfort. Always carry a current picture of your pet with you during your travel in case of separation and always use leashes when you walk them.
As you unpack your items you may come across damaged or lost items. The goal is to report these immediately and in detail before the driver’s copy of the inventory sheet is signed. Should you find something after the fact, you will want to file a claim within 9 months after delivery. Once you do this the driver must acknowledge receipt of your claim within 30 days and must either make an offer or deny your claim within 120 days of receipt. Having a copy of the amount you declared for the item will be helpful should a claim need to be filed.