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Helpful Moving Tips

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CREDENTIALS

We realize there are many local NY moving companies to choose from and it can be difficult to distinguish one from the other. One way to sort the professionals from the amateurs is to first check to see which Long Island moving company are licensed and insured in New York. Remember, reputable New York movers like All The Right Moves, Ltd Moving and Storage are always licensed with the NYDOT.

You could also consider talking to friends, family and co-workers about their experiences with the local movers they have used in the past.IMG_2057

It is also advisable to see if they are members of any local trade associations, such as LIMSA (The Long Island Moving & Storage Association), BBB (Better Business Bureau) and AMSA (American Moving & Storage Association). These organizations require you to have a reputable and commendable local moving business. We are proud to be accepted as members to the following:

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Long Island Moving & Storage Association (LIMSA) was established in 1933 to build confidence in Long Island’s moving industry. It checks a mover’s DOT certificate, worker’s compensation, and reputation before accepting the company as a member. It also requires members to adhere to a strict code of ethics.


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USDOT #1158267:- USDOT #1158267:- The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) is a private organization comprised of numerous different professional moving and storage companies. AMSA was set up to help both customers and the moving companies decipher and interpret government regulations and to help with any questions regarding overall the moving process.

bbb_mono BBB MC 459819:- BBB MC 459819:- Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a private organization that documents and arbitrates complaints between consumers and business. They’re a great source to check a company’s reputation and reliability.

nysdot_mono NYSDOT #35982:- NYSDOT #35982:- New York State Dept. of Transportation (NYDOT) regulates all moves within the entire New York State. You can call 800.786.5368 to verify each mover’s license and insurance coverage.

MOVING TIMELINE

Four to Six Weeks before Your Move

Make regular doctor & dentist appointments so you won’t have to worry about these in the first few weeks following the move. Remember to ask for copies of all your family’s medical and dental records and inform them that you will be moving out of the area so that they can update their records. They may even be able to refer you to a reliable and competent fellow dentist or doctor in your new location.
4 Weeks Before

Sort out your belongings and sell off anything you no longer want or donate these items to a local charity. There is no point paying to move belongings that you no longer need or use.
Call your insurance company to double check if your current policy will cover your belongings while they are in transit.

Try to locate any sales receipts for all items of particular value.

Make sure your antiques, collectables, works of art and other items of value are appraised for insurance purposes before you travel.
Take photographs and/or videos of all valuable or noteworthy items.

Contact your local post office and file for your change of address so that your mail can be forwarded to your new destination.

Start Packing! As you pack begin to take an inventory of your belongings.

One to Two Weeks Prior to Move
Arrange to connect to a local telephone and cable service at your new destination.

Inform your bank and arrange to transfer your accounts, safety deposit boxes and any other banking services to a new branch where possible. If necessary, open a new bank account with a different bank in your destination location.

Clean lawn mower, weed whackers and other power garden equipment, being sure to drain all gas and oil from any tanks or reservoirs.
2-3 Days Prior to Move

Disconnect and clean major appliances such as washer, stove, refrigerator, freezer, etc and empty them ready for the move.

Finish packing up the rest of your belongings. Remember to keep apart a box of all the things you will need when you first arrive – coffee, snacks, paper plates and cups, towels, change of clothes and other items you think you will need.

Move Out Day

Remember – it’s important to give your telephone number and forwarding address to a neighbor so that they know how to get hold of you if anything should arise in the future.

Be aware that you will need to stick around on moving day and be ready to answer any questions the movers may have about packing up your belongings. And try to stay until the job is completed to ensure that your move goes smoothly and according to plan.

Double-check drawers, closets, shelves, garage, attic, garden sheds, crawl space and every other space to be sure that all of your belongings have been packed.
Congratulate yourself and family on your moving endeavor and prepare to enjoy your life in the new location.

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