Moving Timeline

Are you planning to hire people to help you pack and make a list? Well, S&S make your work easier. Moving has always been a headache for people and the experts at S&S helps you to make your work easier. We have the best packing plans. Our team will make 2 lists of all the items that will be packed with one of it reserved and handed to you so you can recheck everything at the time of delivery.

Benefits Packing list

There are a lot of benefits in making a list of all your items.

  • You can make a list and recheck all the items at the time of delivery
  • You can put all your Important documents (visa, passport, plane tickets, itinerary, etc.) in a safe place
  • With the packing list it will be easy for you to know that which item is kept in the boxes, for instance, if you are looking for a glass decoration and it is kept in the glass items box…
  • Without a packing list we often forget what they bought along, the list will help you remember everything while going through the boxes after delivery
  • Our team will make 2 packing list, one will be given to you after everything is packed and ready to go (You can make your own packing list too)

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  • Keep, sell, give, or trash
  • Go through your home and decide which things are worth the trouble to move. Which you could potentially sell?. Which you might want to donate?. & which you should throw away?

  • Plan what will go where in your new home
  • If you can make a floor plan of your new home, Plot out where you intend to place your furniture. If there is a piece that wouldn’t fit, It’s best to figure out now before you have gone through the trouble of moving it.

  • Create an inventory of your home
  • Focus on the most important and/or valuable things to you. You will be using this list at the end of the move to make sure that everything made it safely. It’s also a good idea to take pictures of items that may get damaged to show their condition prior to the move.

  • Organize school records
  • If you have children, arrange to have their records transferred to the new school they’ll be attending after they move.


  • Slow down on your grocery shopping
  • Start using the things that you don’t need to move. Such as frozen foods, cleaning supplies, paper goods etc.

  • Sell what you can. Where you can.
  • If you have a significant amount of items that you have decided to sell, organize a garage sale to get rid of them. You can also sell any extra things online

✓Donate anything that is in good condition that you weren’t able to sell

Give to friends, or donate to a local charity. Make sure to get receipts for the approximate value of the donated items for potential tax deductions later.


When getting an estimate, it will be more accurate if you have them actually come to your home . Be certain to inform our representative of any additional services you require. Such as additional stops at storage facilities to pick up additional furniture, other items to be moved that may be in your attic or garage, and whether you have
any furniture that may require special care in moving such as a piano.

  • Separate Valuables
  • Jewelry, important documents, etc. Keep them in a box that you will transport personally.

  • Label each box
  • Label each box as you fill it, indicating which room in your new home it belongs. This will facilitate the moving process on the other end.


  • Cancel/Transfer Utilities El Arrange childcare
  • Contact your current utility providers and confirm the days they will each be disconnected. Then set them up at your new home.

  • Forward your medical records
  • Have your current health care providers forward your medical records to your new provider. If you haven’t yet decided on healthcare providers in your new location, then ask for copies of the records for yourself and ask for recommendations.

  • Confirm Travel Plans
  • If you’re driving overnight on your move confirm your travel plans. Book hotels or plan stops that you need to make during your move.


  • Schedule work off
  • Schedule work off to take the day off from work on the day of your move.

  • Dispose hazardous materials
  • Dispose hazardous materials such as gasoline and propane. prior to moving.


Set aside things you’ll need on the first night in the new house. Put together a box or two of the things that you will want/need on your first night in the new home. Label it something along the lines of Pack last. That way it will be the last thing in the truck, and the first thing out of the truck on the other end.


  • Double check all of the details
  • Reconfirm your appointment. Including what time our team will arrive and what time is expected to be done. Also make sure that we have your phone number, in case there are delays or complications.
  • Plan your payment method. If you haven’t already arranged to pay with a credit card, have cash or a money order prepared. And don’t forget a tip for the movers. Ten to 15 percent of the total fee is considered a good tip though exceptional work, or handling exceptionally difficult pieces of furniture (pianos, sofas containing heavy fold up beds. etc.) could merit a higher tip.
  • If you have small children, check in with the people who will be taking care of the children and make sure that your schedules are coordinated.
  • If you will be moving your refrigerator and/or freezer, now is the time to empty, clean and defrost it.

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  • Cancel/Transfer Utilities El Arrange childcare
  • Keep track of things as they are loaded into the truck and compare them to the inventory you prepared.

  • Forward your medical records
  • Double check the house and furniture for damage that may have happened during the move. Be sure to report damage to the moving company. Compare your belongings to the inventory you created prior to moving.

  • Arrange childcare
  • When moving your belongings into the new home it is helpful to have a floor plan of the house printed and posted at the entrance clearly labelled so that people can easily reference where each box or piece of furniture belongs.

  • Do a final walk-through of your old home
    • Are all windows closed and locked,
    • Have you left anything behind?
    • Are the heater and/or air conditioner turned off,
    • Is the water shut off?
    • Have you turned in all the house keys and garage door openers,
    • Have you arranged for all of the utilities to be disconnected with their respective providers? Are all doors closed and locked? Is there anything else that you may have forgotten,



Make sure you are familiar with your new home. Locate the following:

  • Circuit breaker
  • Gas line shut off
  • Water line shut off
  • Water heater
  • Furnace/Air Conditioner
  • Previously installed connections for internet access and television hookups


Learn about the area

Become familiar with your neighborhood and city. Meet your neighbors and locate each of the following:

  • Grocery stores
  • Gas stations
  • Restaurants
  • Police stations
  • Fire stations
  • Hospitals
  • Post offices
  • Your children’s school


Double check old mailbox

If possible have a friend or neighbor check the mails at your old home for some weeks after you move to make sure that nothing is missed. Even if you fill out a change in address, some mails can potentially slip through.

Double check the list you made

The 2 lists will be made of all the items that were picked up from your old house to make sure you match the list (the one you have with the one our representative was given) and items at the time of delivery and check everything if it’s safe.

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To get a free quote from our team contact us at (225) 767-2940, (225) 754-0403.