Moving Tips

Moving Day

Make sure that someone is at home to answer the moving professionals’ questions. Pack special items for your children including snacks, toys and any favorite items. This can be a long and disorienting day for them. Clear walkways and driveways. Remove floor mats and door mats. Remove low-hanging items such as plants or wind chimes. Point out special items to your moving professionals immediately. Read your bill of lading and inventory carefully before you sign them. Make sure you understand all the paperwork and keep it safe until the moving process is complete. Find out as many details as you can before the driver leaves your residence. Make sure the driver has clear  directions to your new residence. Your Tri State Area Moving & Storage driver may give you a delivery estimate. Understand that certain conditions (traffic, weather) can affect delivery times. Try to be flexible. Take one last sweep of your house, checking all closets, the garage, attic, and basement. You don’t want to find out that an important (or heavy!) item was left behind.

Moving Tips

Prepare Your Move:

Being prepared for your move is the best way to ensure everything goes smoothly.

To get you started, here is a brief timeline of some recommended steps:

6-8 Weeks Before Your Move

Start to inventory and evaluate your belongings, including items in your
attic, basement, storage shed, etc. Is there anything you can donate or sell?
Make arrangements for storage services.
Begin using items in your house which you won’t be able to move such as
cleaning products and frozen food.
Make a list of people to notify of your move including friends, family,
subscriptions, creditors, etc.

3-4 Weeks Before Your Move

Notify utilities (cable, phone, electricity, etc.) of your service shutoff date.
Arrange for insurance in your new location.
Make travel arrangements for the day of your move. (Don’t make plane
reservations for the actual day of your move. Give yourself 1-2 days cushion
to handle any unexpected events.)
Purchase moving supplies including boxes.
Begin packing any items that you will not need immediately.
Have a garage sale for your unneeded items – or donate items to charity.

1-2 Weeks Before Your Move

Make sure your car is in good working order if you plan to drive to your
new location.
Settle any outstanding bills with local merchants.
Empty safety deposit boxes. Pick up dry cleaning. Drop off library books
and video rentals.
Take pets to the vet for immunization and to retrieve pets’ health records.

2-3 Days Before Your Move

Defrost your freezer and refrigerator. Prop doors open so they don’t accidentally shut.
Pack a box of personal items that you will need immediately upon arrival at your new home.
Make sure to set  this box aside!
Contact your Tri State Area Moving & Storage relocation consultant to
confirm arrival time of the moving professionals.
Notify Your Tri State Area Moving & Storage representative of any last-
minute details.

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Testimonials

  • user "

    I wanted to pay a compliment to Tri-state Van Lines for a smooth moving experience. I Moved from a one story house to a 2 story house . Most of the the furniture was downstairs with the exception of our master bedroom. Our new home was painted prior to moving in and I was nervous. I am glad to report everything was fine with no damages, all was packed well.

    Leslie
  • user "

    After talking to their sales person I felt that our belongings were in good hands. The pickup was on time and so was the delivery. Our items weren’t damaged and the movers helped us put all the boxes in the rooms we wanted. They were very careful and respectful with our items. We will definitely use Tri-state Van Lines again for all our future long distance moves.

    William S
  • user "

    The movers from Tri-State Val Lines simply didn’t give me a chance to worry about a single thing. They were great at every aspect. From their low quote to the movers unpacking everything- it was just effortless. They stuck to the quote at the end which is quite rare for moving companies. The movers were all very strong men who displayed amazing skills and strength.

    Robert
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    You don’t have to worry anymore. Just call Tri-State Van Lines and they will get it done for you. I didn’t think that this company would be this good at first, but now all I can say is that they ROCK! They will take the load off of you literally! I did not have to do a thing. They did it all. They are punctual, informative, smart, experienced and very friendly

    Jon
  • user "

    We moved with Tri-State Van Lines and the move went right on schedule, it was perfect. The items that we had relocated were pretty fragile and I was pretty sure that there will be some errors. That wasn’t the case in any way, it was just so pleasant. I received all my items intact and without a scratch. Thank you to the guys at this company for giving us a great move, Thank you

    Charles
  • user "

    My fiance and I moved in together in our new place in California stress free thanks to tri state van lines! We had a 2 bedroom apartment with a decent amount of boxes so I was anticipating a larger cost but was pleasantly surprised. Everything was moved comfortably and in a timely manner too, I have a busy schedule being a manager in a cosmetics facility yet they were able to work around that.

    Sophia
  • user "

    After talking to their sales person I felt that our belongings were in good hands. The pickup was on time and so was the delivery. Our items weren’t damaged and the movers helped us put all the boxes in the rooms we wanted. They were very careful and respectful with our items. We will definitely use Tri-state Van Lines again for all our future long distance moves.

    Salvatore M
  • user "

    My wife and I had talked about moving for a long time. Finally we were moving to our new house. My wife hired Tri-state Van Lines for our move. Our belongings were packed very carefully. I liked the way they did it and the way they treated us. Plus, nothing was broken. The entire moving process was safe and peaceful. I was so happy with their service. I would recommend them.

    Matthew M
  • user "

    They were a pleasure to work with from the first call to get a quote through the day of the move and post-moving. This is the best move I’ve ever had and will be using them again for future moves and recommending to friends.

    Tami T
  • user "

    They wrapped all our times thoroughly and not a scratch. I just hope I don’t have to move again but if I have to will hire these guys again and would recommend to anyone who wants decent, hardworking, professional guys for help.

    Erica D

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