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Keep your pets out of packing boxes and away from all activity on moving day.
Let all your electrical gadgets return to room temperature before plugging them in.
Since you may need to call old neighbors or businesses from your new home, pack your phone book.
Work hand in hand with your mover. Give mover's foreman your reach numbers and email addresses so you can stay in contact.
Read inventory form carefully, and ask mover to explain anything you don't understand. Make a note of your shipment's registration number, and keep your Bill of Lading handy.
If you're moving long distance, be aware that your property might share a truck with that of several other households. For this reason, your mover might have to warehouse your furniture and belongings for several days. Therefore, ask your mover whether your goods will remain on truck until delivered. If they have to be stored, ask whether you can check warehouse for security, organization and cleanliness.
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Madan “Raja” Ahluwalia is an Attorney at Law & Realtor. Raja offers his clients a counseling-based approach to home buying, where the client’s long-term goals are the most important consideration. He possesses a thorough understanding of the market and trends, based on years of involvement in real estate. He provides expert insights and helps clients understand timing, pricing and financing issues. Contact Raja at email@example.com or 650.430.4023.