When should I call WRS Moving?
If you need to move today, we can probably do that. If you require a written in-home estimate, you should call about 7 days to 2 weeks before your move. We generally just ask you to give us as much notice as you can.
How long does WRS Moving need for an in-home estimate?
Usually no more than an hour.
What are my responsibilities?
In brief …
- Be present during the packing of your belongings.
- Take personal responsibility for jewelry and other high value items.
- Check and sign the inventory of your belongings.
- Ensure that no prohibited items are packed.
So what can or can’t I take with me?
Generally speaking, dispose of all flammable items, liquids, foods and other items that should not be shipped. Anything that can deteriorate should not be shipped. If you have a question about something, just call and ask.
Anything that is definitely a no-go area?
Well, mainly those things you might expect – drugs, alcohol, weapons, ammunition. Shipping certain high value items or collections may require you to purchase extra coverage.
What about my car?
Most of the time we can take your car(s), truck or SUV with the rest of your belongings in the trailer or container. If this is not possible, we can arrange for an alternate method. We do not transport cars as part of a regular local move, however.
Suppose I pack myself?
Why not? But be aware of the potential problems. For instance, valuation coverage will not pay out on goods packed by their owner, unless the exterior of the box is damaged.
How long will WRS Moving take to pack my goods?
Every home is different but we can normally pack a home in 1-2 days.
Can I leave my clothes in their drawers?
Yes, you can. Just be sure not to leave anything solid that can damage the piece.
Use the following checklist:
12 weeks before you move, have you ….
Chosen your mover and signed the acceptance note?
Sorted through basement, loft and garage?
Resolved what to do with prohibited items?
Made proper provision for pets?
Decided whether or not you are taking your car?
10 weeks before your move, have you ….
Disposed of the things you don’t want to take?
8 weeks before you move, have you …
Started to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address?
Notified banks, savings accounts, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, hire purchase and rental companies?
Started to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation?
Applied for any necessary visas?
Checked that electrical goods will work in your new home?
6 weeks before you move, have you …
Separated favorite toys?
Made sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date?
Arranged for mail to be forwarded?
Decided whether or not to buy any new household goods – check tax refunds.
4 weeks before you move, have you …
Decided which clothes travel with you?
Started to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture?
Agreed an insurance value and terms with your mover?
Made arrangements of connection of services at your new home?
Returning library books.
Canceled milk, newspapers, subscriptions.
Found new homes for your plants.
7 days before your move, have you …
Defrosted the refrigerator/freezer
Planned simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
Separated luggage items you need for personal travel.
Cleaned garden tools, bicycles and any other gardening equipment.
Emptied the tanks of powered tools such as mowers.
Checked you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and ensure you have copies of any necessary prescriptions for use at destination.
Collected travelers checks or local currency.
Arranged for someone to look after the children on moving day.