• Moving Tips


    Atlantic Van Lines always recommend that you stay prepared and well organized before your moving day.

    Here Are Some Tips Offering Professional Help in Preparing for your Big Day.

    • Try to stay away from end of the month moving days when possible.
    • Reserve your move date in advance and try to avoid leaving the booking date for last minute.
    • Always plan your moving day before your “closing day” to allow yourself time for any last minute closing day delays.
    • If you are doing your own packing, ensure that your packing materials are purchased in advance.
    • Go through all of your stuff and decide what needs to go and what can be donated.
    • Dresser draws or any other drawers must be cleared and emptied to ensure safety during transportation.
    • Our moving crew can not remove items affixed to walls, so ensure that those are removed in advance and are ready for the crew’s arrival.

    Packing in Advance

    • We recommend purchase packing well in advance
    • Try to pack one room at a time
    • Any high valued items should not be packed into boxes and should travel with you
    • Do not pack jewelry or any important documents
    • Start by packing items that you wont need before moving day
    • Do not exceed boxes 40-45 each per each box
    • Tape and seal each box
    • Write or label your name and destination city on the box when possible
    • Pack smaller pieces or screws in smaller bags and tape those around

    A Few Days Before Moving Day

    • Prepare your trips bags items that you will be taking with you
    • Discontinue services such as cable, internt and scheduled deliveries
    • Finish pack all essential items
    • Make sure to take your important paperwork, documents and high valued items along with you

    The Big Day

    • Plan to be present and on site when the crew arrives
    • If you must be away or cant be on site, arrange for someone to be there that has knowledge of your shipment and is familiar with the items that need moving
    • Tour the house with the driver and the crew showing them what is going and what needs to stay
    • Clear your driveway of any debris or snow, move your vehicles from the driveway to allow space for the truck to park
    • Point out items that require special attention including packing or crating services
    • Receive a copy of the detailed inventory list
    • BOL is provided to you for your records, confirm and review all of the details and receive a copy

    Delivery Date

    • Pre-pay your moving balance with your Dedicated sales agent
    • Plan to arrive and be present at delivery
    • Arrive in advance of the crews arrival
    • Use provided inventory list to check off items that are being offloaded