Planning for a Move

Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning for a move

  • Clean–Sort and donate or discard unnecessary items. There is no sense in paying to move things that are of no use in your new place.
  • Organize–Create a file or book using a large noticeable notebook or folder, to keep all the important details of your move. It should contain any estimates you receive, lists you make, contact information and contents of boxes once you start packing.
  • Choose a mover–Make an informed decision and then lean on them to help you with the process. Do your due diligence and make sure the mover you chose is credible and can handle your specific needs.Planning for a Move
  • Notify buildings and make proper arrangements–Be in close contact with building management at both locations. Reserve freight elevators, make sure the day you choose to move works for your new building. Make sure your mover has proper insurance coverage to meet your building’s requirements. Remember that in some parts of the city you will be required to obtain parking permits so be sure to reserve 40′ of space for the moving truck.
  • Order boxes–Our moving specialists can suggest the appropriate number and style of boxes for your move. You can also check out our offerings at our online box store. Make sure you start packing well in advance and you have all the materials you need to get the job done. Bridgetown Movers will deliver boxes and can even help you pack and unpack if you choose.
  • Pack–Pack what you don’t use. Items, you do not immediately need, such as books, can be packed at this point. Keep your list up to date. Do not make the boxes too heavy for a person to carry, and place heavier objects at the bottom.
  • Change of address notifications–Complete a U.S. Postal Service Change of Address form online, at You must notify credit card and utility companies, newspaper subscriptions, and Internet and cable providers that you are moving. Check into their procedures ahead of time.
  • Move day: Keep important items on you during the move–Place essentials in a suitcase or designated bag, and don’t lose it. Keep crucial items you will need during the move in one easy-to-find place. Include prescriptions, checkbooks, address books, jewelry, toiletries, phones, and chargers.
  • Keep your moving receipts for income tax deductions–In many cases, moving expenses are deductible from federal income taxes. If you are moving because of a change in employment, you may be able to claim this deduction even if you do not itemize. Consult your tax preparer.