It’s common to have questions when you’re about to prepare for a move. This FAQ page will help address some of the most common questions you might have about your move, protecting your belongings, and moving internationally. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

When is the best time to move?

The best time to move is when you and your family think it’s right to move. There are however some times of the year when it’s busier for moving companies. These include the summer months, May – September, as well as the end of the month.

When should I begin getting quotes from moving companies?

In short, the sooner the better. It’s ideal to get estimates 5 – 6 weeks before your move date. Selecting a moving company at least 4 weeks before your move is ideal to ensure that you have ample time to prepare for your move.

How should I prepare my major appliances?

Major appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, and more, should be properly disconnected before the arrival of your mover. A service firm can disconnect and prepare each appliance for transport to ensure that it’s properly transported. Refrigerators should be cleaned, defrosted, and dried before the arrival of your movers.

What is the best size box for moving?

In short, there is no single best size of box for moving. Different sized items will require different sizes of moving boxes, so ensuring you have an assortment from which to choose from is best. Small boxes are good for heavier items such as books or canned goods. Medium boxes are best if you need to move small appliances or objects with irregular shapes. Large boxes are best for packing bedding and pillows.

What should I keep with me when it’s time to move?

Keep anything that you or your family will have to use on the day of the move. Items could include phone chargers, a change of clothes, toothbrush/toothpaste, snacks, toilet paper, and even toys for your children. Important documents or personal items such as birth certificates, social security cards, jewelry, credit cards, bank account information, should be set aside.

How do I change my address?

Visit the USPS site and fill out their change of address form online.

What is the most efficient way to start packing?

  1. Block off time to pack before your move. Give yourself enough time to pack carefully without the stress of having to do it in a rush.
  2. Decide the room you will start with and the order in which you’ll be packing up your home.
  3. Begin packing the belongings you use the least
  4. Save the essentials for last, such as toothbrushes, shampoo, and other daily use items.
  5. If you don’t have time to pack yourself, let Austin Van & Storage pack for you

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