Residential Moving Guide
Here is a carefully compiled list of suggestions that will make moving to or from Minneapolis/St. Paul smooth and easy for you and your family. By following these simple procedures you will save time, money and, in addition, have a safe and efficient relocation to your new home.
- Contact Bester Brothers
Contact Bester Brothers in advance so we can schedule the move for the day you prefer. A well-organized move must be planned ahead.
- Get an Estimate
Bester Brothers will give you a reliable estimate if you want to move.
- Set the Date
Plan to have us come in a day or two earlier to do the packing. Unless you choose to do it yourself, contact Bester Brothers.
Depending on how far you are moving, notify these people to tell them that you are moving... and when!
Arrange for transfer of your account and contents of any safety deposit boxes to a bank in your new neighborhood.
Phone your dentist, and arrange to have your records sent to your new dentist.
- Cable Company
Phone your cable company and have service discontinued at your old residence.
Phone your doctor for names of doctors in you new location.
List all books to be returned.
Phone your pharmacy for transfer of prescriptions and records.
- Post Office
Notify your post office of your new address and arrange to have your mail forwarded.
Have the school records of your children transferred to their new schools.
- Trash Collector
Be sure to have service discontinued.
Arrange Transfer of Services:
- Fuel Oil
Night Before the Move
Last Minute Pack List:
- Sheets and Pillowcases
- Baby Articles
- Light Bulbs
- Screw Driver
- Nails, Screws, etc.
Take That Last Look Around:
- Back Yard
- Medicine Chest
- To Pack a Snack
If the trip is a lengthy one, satisfy those hungry appetites ahead of time by preparing a sizable snack.
- To Phone Ahead
If your move is going to take more than a day, be sure to phone ahead for hotel or motel reservations.
Moving Day Checklist
- Before Leaving
- Turn off utilities
- Lock the windows
- Lock the doors
- Turn in keys
Leave everything to your expert mover now. They're expertly trained to do the job.
All moving charges must be paid in cash, certified check, Visa, or Master Card unless you have previously arranged for credit.
Scout your local shopping centers and find the one with service which you will use regularly. Post office, bank, drug store, supermarket, etc. You may find branches of stores you patronized in your former location. Also keep in mind that your children's orientation is an essential part of your move. Make it an adventure seeking out important locations.
For Your Family
- Air Conditioning
- Beauty Shops
- Diapers Service
- Furniture Dealers
- Lumber Yard
- Service Station
For the Kids
- Shopping Malls
Planning where your furniture will go can be fun for the entire family. What's more, knowing exactly where things are meant to go will save time and effort on moving day. Use the graph below to pre-plan placement of your furniture in your new home. Be sure to indicate doors, columns, and other obstructions that could affect placement of furniture. This grid is useful for every room in the house including the kitchen, dining room, living room and bedrooms.