Moving Tips

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Moving Tips

Plan in advance

The best way to have a successful move is to begin preparing at least several months before your desired move date. This will help you stay organized and stress-free rather than rushing to complete various tasks at the last minute.

Get an in-home estimate

Before choosing any mover for your move, it’s important to get an in-home estimate so a representative from the company can assess your goods and provide you with the most accurate quote. Contact Geo Van Lines today to schedule your free in home estimate by sending us an email at

Save money on materials

If you’re on a tight budget, you can use free boxes to pack your belongings by stopping by your local grocer or liquor store. They usually have empty boxes they will give away after removing their stock. You can also wrap items in newspaper, old towels, clothes, or pillowcases rather than buying packing paper or bubble wrap. However, extremely valuable or fragile items should always be packed using professional supplies let Geo Van Lines take care of it for you!

Downsize your belongings

Lighten your load before moving by selling unwanted items online or holding a garage sale. You can also donate items to charity or pass them on to loved ones. Eliminating unnecessary junk before your move will increase efficiency and save you money the less items, the lower your bill!

Get help packing

Packing can seem like an overwhelming task especially if you tackle it alone. Make sure to enlist the help of family, friends, or professionals to streamline the packing process. Geo Van Lines can get your entire home packed up in as little as one day using high-quality materials and professional packing procedures to ensure your belongings arrive undamaged!

Pack least important to most important

If you’re packing on your own, you should begin the task at least several weeks before your move date. However, if you begin with your pots and pans or bath towels, you’ll have trouble cooking or showering the last couple weeks in your home! Make sure to begin your packing with items you don’t use often, and save your everyday essentials for the final few days before you leave your home.

Leave heavy lifting to the pros

Prevent injury and damage to your home and furniture by leaving the heavy lifting to us! Carrying bulky furniture and appliances through narrow halls and doorways or up and down stairs is dangerous and difficult. The skilled laborers in the Geo Van Lines crew know the proper methods for lifting and carrying heavy items to avoid damaged goods and pulled muscles!

Keep pets and kids safely out of the way

Moving day can be dangerous for little ones and furry friends. Keep your kids and pets securely out of the movers’ way on moving day, either by confining them to a safe space or leaving them in the care of a baby or pet-sitter for the day.

Make sure walkways are clear

Keeping all pathways unobstructed when the movers are hauling boxes and furniture in and out of your home is important to prevent falls, injury, or damage to your belongings. Make sure your sidewalks are free from debris, and warn movers of any uneven surfaces.

Check your inventory before signing

After you receive your delivery, go through your inventory and make sure all your items have been delivered without damage before signing the Bill of Lading. This will make it easier to file a claim in case of loss or damage

Don’t stress!

Moving is considered the third most stressful life event after death and divorce—but it doesn’t have to be! With proper planning, organization, and a reliable mover your relocation can be simple and stress-free. Start your painless moving experience today by filling out our simple form and receiving a free quote from Geo Van Lines