Planning a move can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. In order to make your move go as smoothly as possible, we have provided the following information.
With so much on your mind, it can be impossible to remember everything that needs to be done before your move. View a copy of United's Moving Checklist.
United Van Lines has created the Interactive Moving Guide. By providing your e-mail address and the date of your move, United Van Lines will e-mail you weekly reminders about important steps in preparing for your move. Sign up for United Van Lines email reminders.
Kentucky Moving & Storage provides free, no obligation estimates. Request an estimate electronically, or contact us at 800-999-2594.
Kentucky Moving & Storage has prepared a list of moving tips to help you prepare for your move:
- May through August is "peak" moving season. If you can be flexible about when you move, don't wait until the summer. Also, the first and last days of the month are extra busy. Specify the exact date you want to move and when it will be convenient for an agent to visually survey your household and prepare an estimate.
- Tour your house before the agent arrives. Check from attic to basement and determine what will be moved and what will be discarded. Show your agent everything you will be moving.
- If you plan to do the packing yourself, start collecting suitable containers and packing materials. Set packing goals and deadlines. Have all packing complete by moving day.
- Notify the post office that you will be moving. Provide them with a forwarding address (temporary or permanent). Click Here to notify the U.S. Postal Service of your move.
- If you are being relocated at your company’s request, find out what portion of your moving expenses will be paid by the company. If your company has a written moving policy, ask for a copy.
- Dispose of all flammables such as cleaning fluids, aerosol cans, fireworks and matches. Drain the fuel from your power mower and other machinery. Discard partly used containers of any substance that may leak. Empty the water from your steam iron.
- Obtain a written appraisal of antique items to verify their value. Don’t wax or oil wood furniture before moving, because some products may soften the wood, making it vulnerable to imprinting from furniture pads.
- Unplug all electronic equipment such as television sets, home computers, stereos, etc. 24 hours in advance of a move so they will be at room temperature on moving day. Moving a TV set and other electronic equipment in which heat is still retained could cause internal damage.
New City Information
Moving to a new city brings with it a lot of uncertainty. We have provided these valuable tools to make your research easier.
Search for a home in your new city using Realtor.com. The Official Internet Site of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
City Profile Report
The city profile report will help you get a detailed look at the area you are considering moving to. Click here to view the city profile report.
To research schools in your new area, visit The School Report.
For more information on your new city, visit YAHOO! Get Local.
Change Your Address
The U.S. Post Office has information available to help you notify all of the necessary parties of your move. Click Here to visit the post office.