Entries by Ayer Moving

Moving Tip Monday: Appliances

When you move, you’re likely going to leave behind some appliances.  Maybe a stove, washer and dryer or other smaller appliances.  Leave behind any system warranties and manuals.  Also, if you’ve had these appliances serviced, leave behind who the service provider was and any information on service provided.

Moving Tip Monday: When to Contact Utilities

Contact your utility companies one month prior.  Find out what you need to do to close out your old utilities and open up accounts for your new ones.  Provide a move in and move out date so that you don’t get additional charges or get your utilities shut off unexpectedly.  

Moving Tip Monday: Keep an Emergency Expense Fund

Be prepared for an unexpected event during moving.  Keep some cash funds available just in case.  You may need it if a vehicle breaks down, something gets damaged, a person or a pet gets injured, or you need a last minute purchase.  You may not have access to your check book packed away, but by […]

Moving Tip Monday: Keep Basic Tools Available

Keep some basic tools available while you move from your former home to your new home.  During your move, you may need to disassemble and reassemble furniture, remove wall hangings or make some repairs. In your toolbox have a hammer, razor blade, and screwdriver.  Have a few plastic baggies in your toolbox as well to gather any small […]

Moving Tip Monday: Refrigerator Moving

If you’re planning to move your refrigerator, try to use up what you have for food in the weeks leading up to your move.  That way, you have less to pack.  One day prior to your move, clean out your refrigerator, place food you want to save into a friend or neighbor’s refrigerator or a heavily […]

Moving Tip Monday: Buy All the Essentials

Before you even think about packing, go out and purchase quality boxes, plenty of packing tape, labels and markers.  This way, you won’t have to make multiple trips to the store.  It’s also a good idea to buy a few extra markers and extra rolls of tape as some could get misplaced or lost in […]

Moving Tip Monday: Schedule Pick Ups from Charities

A few weeks prior to your move, contact local charities to schedule pick ups of large items and places you can donate other items you may be getting rid of. Many charities will pick up furniture, electronics and even metals.  If you have smaller items, like clothing, tools, decor, or kitchen tools, look for thrift […]

Moving Tip Monday: Create a Box of Bathroom Supplies

Pack a box of bathroom supplies you may use the day of the move to clean your former home and your new home.  You’ll likely need it when you’re moving, so put a box of handsoap, papertowels and TP aside to put in the bathroom in your new home! This box will then be one […]

Moving Tip Monday: Service Your Car

Before moving, you should consider getting your car serviced and tuned up one week prior to the date of your move.  Even if you’re moving a shorter distance, your car will likely be driven quite a bit and may be loaded up.  Plus after your move to your new location, you’ll likely have a lot […]

MOVING TIP MONDAY – PLAN AHEAD!

Moving, Packing & Storage, Central MA Moving Tip Monday PLAN AHEAD! Start planning your move (if possible) 2 months ahead of time! By getting a head start you can begin planning for every detail and prioritize what needs to get done.  Pick your date of the move, start recruiting friends and family to help with […]