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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.

Notifications Checklist

Depending on how far you are moving, notify these people to tell them that you are moving... and when!


  • Bank

    Arrange for transfer of your account and contents of any safety deposit boxes to a bank in your new neighborhood.

  • Dentist

    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.

  • Doctor

    Phone your doctor for names of doctors in you new location.

  • Library

    List all books to be returned.

  • Pharmacy

    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.

  • School

    Have the school records of your children transferred to their new schools.

  • Trash Collector

    Be sure to have service discontinued.

Arrange Transfer of Services:

  • Telephone
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Fuel Oil

Night Before the Move

Last Minute Pack List:

  • Toiletries
  • Sheets and Pillowcases
  • Towels
  • Tissues
  • Baby Articles
  • Light Bulbs
  • Hammer
  • Pliers
  • Screw Driver
  • Nails, Screws, etc.
  • ________________
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Take That Last Look Around:

  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Garage
  • Back Yard
  • Cupboards
  • Closets
  • Medicine Chest
  • ________________
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Don't Forget:

  • 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

  1. Before Leaving
    • Turn off utilities
    • Lock the windows
    • Lock the doors
    • Turn in keys
  2. Relax

    Leave everything to your expert mover now. They're expertly trained to do the job.

  3. Payment

    All moving charges must be paid in cash, certified check, Visa, or Master Card unless you have previously arranged for credit.

Getting Settled

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
  • Banks
  • Beauty Shops
  • Carpenters
  • Churches
  • Contractors
  • Decorators
  • Diapers Service
  • Exterminators
  • Furniture Dealers
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance
  • Lumber Yard
  • Painters
  • Pharmacy
  • Plumbers
  • Schools
  • Service Station
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For the Kids

  • School
  • Park
  • Movies
  • Library
  • Shopping Malls
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Room Planning

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.