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Planning Your Move

Nelson’s Moving and Storage Experts

We believe that the more we give, the more we will get back, so if you have a moving or storage problem that you need help with, call us at 250 354 8402.

With over 25 years experience in moving and storage we guarantee that we will be able to help you find the best solution, whether Kootenai Moving and Storage is involved or not.

It may be better for you to rent a personal storage container or hire a truck yourself, it may be that we could send over an employee to help you pack and load your truck, but whatever the best solution is, we will help you decide yourself with expert advice. Just call or email us

 

1. Planning

img_family2Planning is the key to any successful move. It’s the best way to ensure the move goes smoothly for the whole family

2. Preparing For Your Move

Make your moving arrangements as far ahead of your moving date as possible. Ensure that you understand all the terms and conditions of our contract. Ensure that you declare a value of your goods for insurance coverage; otherwise your furniture will only be covered for 60 cents per pound per article.

Defrost your refrigerator and freezer the day before moving. Dispose of all flammables such as matches, aerosols, fuels and propane tanks before moving. Set up a specific area in your home for all items not to be shipped and inform your movers of this area. It is not necessary to empty dresser drawers, but remove all fragile items and liquids.

3. During Your Move

img_boxes2Carry your currency, jewelry and valuable documents. We cannot take responsibility for articles of “extraordinary value”. Take your personal phone books with you; you may need to make important calls during your transition.

If your long distance move occurs during extreme weather conditions, allow your electronics to climatize before plugging them in at your new home. Ensure you check the list of your goods (Inventory) and their condition at the time of loading.

Method of Payment — Unless prior credit arrangements have been made, your van foreman is required to collect payment in full before unloading. Final payment must be made in Cash, Bank Draft, Visa, or MasterCard.

Ensure you check off all your items and their condition, as they are unloaded at your new residence. Damaged or missing items must be pointed out to your van foreman at this time and listed on your inventory form. Keep a copy of your contract (Bill of Lading), as most moves are tax deductible.

4. Moving Schedule

6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

4 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

1 DAY BEFORE YOUR MOVE

MOVING DAY