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Stillwater Transfer & Storage
AAA Self Storage Warehouse Inc.

2005 E 6th Ave. Stillwater, OK 74075

405-372-0577

Countdown to Moving Day

Eight Weeks Before You Move

  • Obtain a floor plan of your new residence and what household items you want to keep.

  • Begin an inventory of all household goods.

  • Contact your insurance agent, and ask them about your homeowners policy to determine whether your possessions are covered when moving.

  • Establish a file for all moving papers and receipts.

  • Arrange to transfer child(ren)'s school records.

Six Weeks Before You Move

  • Begin search for good health-care professionals in your new location.

  • Fill out post-office change of address cards.

  • Send your new address to anyone that might need it - insurance agents, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, friends, relatives, etc.

  • Clean out closets and dispose of all items that you will not be taking with you.

  • Hold a moving/garage sale or donate items to charities.

Four Weeks Before You Move

  • Start packing!!!

  • Do not pack items that may melt. (ex: candles, crayons)

  • If your mover is doing the packing, arrange for it to be done one or two days before loading begins.

  • Send furniture, drapes and carpets for repair or cleaning as needed.

  • Begin to use up overstocks of staple foods.

  • Gather valuable personal papers that you may need at your destination location, including medical and dental records, school records, birth certificates, etc.

  • Make travel plans and arrange any motel or other reservations.

  • Do not oil or polish furniture.

Three Weeks Before You Move

  • Arrange to have utilities (gas, electric, phone, cable, water, etc.) disconnected in your present home, and connected at your new home.

  • Ready car registration and insurance records for transfer.

  • Notify State Motor Vehicle Bureau of your new address.

  • Arrange for child care on moving day.

  • If necessary, reserve apartment elevator for pickup and/or delivery dates.

Two Weeks Before You Move

  • Arrange to move pets.

  • If necessary, have your automobile serviced and ready for the trip.

One Week Before You Move

  • Transfer all bank accounts.

  • Cancel newspaper delivery.

  • Have enough medication to last at least two weeks. Have prescriptions forwarded to a pharmacy at your new destination.

  • Buy traveler's checks.

  • Make arrangements to pay for your move.

  • Withdraw items and close safety deposit boxes.

Two Days Before You Move

  • Have mover pack your goods (unless doing it yourself).

  • Disconnect all appliances (including computer and stereo equipment).

  • Defrost and dry refrigerators and freezers to be moved.

  • Set aside valuable items to carry with you including jewelry, vital documents, money and valuable small items.

Moving Day

  • Be on hand to answer questions and give directions to movers and stay until they are finished.

  • Accompany driver for inventory of your household goods.

  • Complete information on bill of lading and carefully read the document before you sign it.

  • Make sure you have your copies of the bill of lading and inventory.

  • Keep the bill of lading until your possessions are delivered, the charges are paid, and any left behind.

  • Give the driver directions to your new home.

  • Notify the driver and the van line where you can be reached during the move.

Delivery Day

  • Be on hand to answer any questions and give directions.

  • You must pay the driver before your goods can be unloaded. This is a Federal requirement for moves.

  • Supervise unloading and unpacking.

  • Check carefully for any damaged or missing items.

  • Note on the inventory any damaged boxes or obvious damage to unboxed items before you sign anything.

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