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Relocation Prep and FAQ

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Preparing

There is so much to do in preparation for your move: set up mail forwarding, change over your utilities, and so on. If you want everything else to go as smoothly as possible, you'll need to prepare well. It's a time-consuming and detailed process, but it'll ultimately make your move significantly more simple and less stressful.

  • Update your contact information with your banks and credit card companies. Some utility providers will require this information with your new address to setup service.
  • Everything you own may fit perfectly in your current residence, but the same can't always be said when entering a new home. Set aside some time to measure your new home and consider templating your furniture. This quick process will save you time, energy and money!

Packing and labeling

Packing boxes can be a very long process, and there are many things to consider. It gets a little stressful, so let's take a look on how to break up this enormous undertaking.

  • Packing "by room" is an idea worth pursuing, but it doesn't always work out. There are all sorts of situations in which you may want to mix contents from room to room, but it makes keeping track of what's where a lot harder. If sorting by room does work for you, stick to it. If you want more flexibility, there are other options.
  • Staying organized while packing will save you a lot more time and effort in the long run. Know your system and stick to it.
  • Unmarked boxes make unpacking very confusing. We recommend packing labels to keep track of all your stuff.

Moving out

This is it, moving day! If you followed some of our helpful steps AZ Active Movers will ensure that this process moves as efficiently as possible.

  • Our team will arrive at the designated time to help get all of your items loaded. We recommend that you be on site during this process. After making a final tour of your home, please be sure to verify your new address with the driver, and exchange contact info in case we will need to be reached prior to the scheduled arrival time.
  • Before leaving your previous home for the last time, take a final look and confirm that everything is shut off, water, furnace, A/C, lights, etc. Are all the windows and doors locked? Do you need to leave your house key somewhere?

Moving in

If you've taken the time to prepare, unpacking shouldn't be too difficult. Nonetheless, you'll still have a number of tasks ahead of you. Here are some things to consider when moving in to help everything go smoothly.

  • While some furniture may require reassembly, chances are you don't have the instruction manual anymore. Fortunately most companies provide their assembly instructions online though their website. In the event you cannot find it that way, make a quick call the to manufacturer, and they will mail or fax you a copy.
  • It's always easiest to clean an empty home. Before bringing your belongings inside, take a few moments to clean and dust. Additionally, do the same with any large furniture you have transported.

Frequently asked questions

There are several ways to plan your move with Arizona Active Movers:
  • To begin, you can use our online contact form, or call (623) 764-4429, to get a preliminary idea of what your move may cost.
  • If you're interested in scheduling an in-home estimate, we can have one of our local agents contact you to schedule a visit.
If you decide to move with Arizona Active Movers, a relocation coordinator will be assigned to you. This person will help you select moving services (if needed) and answer any questions you may have throughout the entire process.
During your in-home estimate, one of our local agents will visit your home and estimate the weight and size of all of your belongings that you will be moving. They will also discuss move details such as dates, destination, packing services, etc., and address any questions you may have. At the end of the visit, your salesperson will draft a customized written estimate for your review.
You most certainly can pack yourself. Visit our packing tips for advice on how to pack dishes, clothes, shoes and other items. You can also view our other helpful recommendations for tips on how to pack specific rooms, or moving with your pets.
The best place to start is your local United States Post Office. An online Change of Address form is available on the USPS website. It's also important to change your address with your banks, credit card companies, and insurance providers. Check out our complete movers checklist for more reminders.
Unfortunately you're right, some potentially hazardous items and are prohibited from crossing state lines. These items include some obvious ones, such as fireworks or flammables. But some lesser known restricted items are, cleaning fluids, batteries, etc. Read our complete non-allowables list for more information and consult earth911.com for recycling locations in your area.
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For more information about how we can help you start the next chapter, please contact:

Ralph Rivera
(623) 764-4429
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Quick Tips

Preparing
  • Defrost your refrigerator in time for moving day.
  • It’s useful to keep a notebook at hand to write down reminders.
  • Get in touch with utility companies to verify service start dates at your new home.
Packing and labeling
  • Label boxes on all sides so you can see what it contains in a stack without having to move everything around.
  • Clearly mark boxes containing fragile goods.
  • Pack a suitcase with clothes and toiletries like you’re going on a trip for a few days.
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