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Home Moving Tips

Metro Moving and Delivery Service in East Peoria, IL is your dependable partner when it comes to moving. Avoid headaches and prepare for the big day with these easy tips:

  • Make reservations for movers two to four weeks before your expected move date.
  • For large appliances, check your owner's manuals for any special moving instructions.
  • Don't attempt to get rid of your children's favorite things before the move, even if it simplifies moving. Kids sometimes have a tough time dealing with the change of the move itself.
  • As you take apart furniture and other items, tape all parts to the main base.
  • By law, a moving company can't transport hazardous materials such as gasoline, bottled gases, and other flammables such as ammunition or explosives. Plan ahead for these items.
  • Clean out closets, the attic, and the basement as soon as you decide it's time to move.
  • Two weeks prior to your move, don't forget to transfer school records.
  • Make a "survival closet" of things for the last cleanup before you move out – brooms, dust cloths, dustpans, and mops.
  • Remember to stock up on snacks for your move day.
  • Schedule disconnect times about a week before your move day – you don't want to have to pay for cable, phone, and utilities beyond move day!
  • Cancel newspapers, cable, pest control, cleaning help, and lawn services about a week before the move.    
  • Mail in your change of address forms a week before your move date.
  • Clean your stove and other appliances prior to moving out.
  • The day before your move, defrost the fridge.
  • Make sure to get enough cash to get you through your move day.
  • Take time to say goodbye to friends and neighbors before your busy move day.
  • If you are depending on friends and family to help you move, have a back­up plan if they don't show up.

Home Moving Terms:

  • Loss and damage protection – All licensed movers in Peoria offer minimum carrier liability. Some companies offer additional options including valuation and insurance.
  • Inventory – This is the detailed descriptive list of your household goods showing the quantity and condition of each item.
  • Standard coverage – Movers are required by law to provide a minimum amount of free coverage.

Contact us at 309-676-7222 for more helpful moving advice.