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Moving Tips from Tri-State Moving Service in Erie, PA


Schedule in Advance

Contact your local movers at Tri-State Moving Service for moving labor services at least two to four weeks ahead of time to schedule your moving date!


Take Notes

Make a note of your shipment registration number and keep it with you in case you need to call your mover with questions about your shipment.


Get the Bed Ready

Designate one furniture drawer of a dresser for sheets and towels so that you won't have to rummage through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home.


Don't forget about the Fridge

After you've thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator, put a handful of fresh coffee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside to keep the interior smelling fresh.


Give out your Number

Before the mover leaves for your destination residence, give him a phone number where you can be reached. It is also a good idea to provide him with an alternate contact in case you can't be reached.


Protect Your Memories

If it's irreplaceable, take it with you in the car (you don't want regrets later). But if you do decide to pack framed photos or art, place sheets or blankets between them for added protection.


Remember the Bare Necessities

Toilet paper, telephone, toiletries, snacks, coffee (and pot), soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, paper towels, and cleaning supplies are some of the essentials you may need upon arrival at your new home. Pack a box with these types of items and ask your mover to load it last so that it will be unloaded first.


Give the Kids a Task

Have children write their names and new address on the cartons from their rooms so they can become familiar with their new street and town.


Help your Pet Relax

Keep your pet calm and away from all the activity on moving day by arranging for a friend to watch the pet at their house.


Be Nice to Your Plants

When moving plants to your new residence via your car, try not to let foliage rest against the windows, as the leaves will scorch.


Take a Break from the Computer

Upon arrival at your new home, let your computer "acclimate" itself to room temperature before plugging it in.


Enjoy the Help

Leave the labor to the professional movers at Tri-State Moving Service in Erie, sit back and relax, and look forward to the new opportunities, friends, and experiences that are part of any move. Be sure to get a good night's rest before the pickup and delivery days!