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Moving Tips & Tricks

Your guide to a successful New Jersey moving experience!

Moving is one of the most stressful times in a person or business’ life! Preparation is key to ensure a seamless and stress-free move! Follow this simple moving checklist and these helpful moving tips to get prepared.

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6-8 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Schedule your storage unit delivery to arrive prior to your closing date (2-4 weeks prior is recommended). Confirm the date you need the container picked up for storage at our yard, or relocated directly to your new home with your Customer Service Representative. 

  • Start looking through your home to decide what you’re going to move, sell , donate or discard. 

  • Prepare and finalize your new home’s renovations by contacting flooring companies, painters, roofers, plumbers, or any other contractors you may need. 

  • Begin using or donating food you don’t want to move. 

  • Create a folder to maintain a record of all your moving records (attorney’s bills, construction estimates, moving supplies receipts, etc.)

  • Complete any home repairs or renovations you’ve committed to at your existing home. 

  • Make an inventory of all the items you’re moving, take pictures (especially for electronic setups, furniture assembly, etc.)

  • Arrange for friends, family, or a local moving company to help you load your storage unit.

3-4 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Declutter your home and begin packing any items you won’t need until after your move: attic, basement, garage, shed, etc.

  • Label all your moving boxes with which room they will go to in your new home. 

  • Schedule a time for the elevator and/or parking space with your building (if needed)

  • Contact your home insurance, auto insurance agent to begin transferring policies and completing change of address forms. 

  • Prepare a list of contacts including friends and relatives, banks and financial institutions, mailed subscription services, and home service companies that should be notified of your new address. 

  • Coordinate end dates and start dates for utilities, garbage disposal, landscaping, etc.

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2 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Receive your mobile portable Loaded Storage unit and begin loading it on your time. Schedule friends, family, or a professional moving company to help you if needed! 

  • Where possible, begin disassembling furniture you won’t need until after your move, and place into your storage unit. 

  • Begin scheduling deliveries of new appliances purchased for your new home (if applicable). 

  • Ensure proper wrapping and packing of all items prior to loading them into the unit. 

  • Properly dispose of any items not permitted in your container or scheduled to move to your new home such as harsh chemicals, pesticides, flammable liquids, and batteries. 

  • Create a document of contractor and utility contact information for the new home owner. 

  • Make sure to lock your unit every time you’re done loading it.

1 Week Before Your Move

  • Confirm the pickup date and time for your Loaded Storage unit by emailing us or calling / texting us at 609.683.4800. Discuss whether it’s being moved to our yard for storage, or directly to your new home.

  • Drain any equipment such as water hoses, gas powered machinery (lawn mowers, generators), etc.

  • Schedule the turn on for utilities at your new home. 

  • Prepare the essentials for this week: 

    • Toiletries, disposable silverware, food, drinks, pet food.

    • Garbage bags, tools, first-aid kits.

    • Sensitive records, keys, clothing! 

  • Schedule child and pet care arrangements for your moving day.

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1 Day Before Your Move

  • Empty, defrost and clean your fridge

  • Disconnect large appliances

  • Leave any items you still need access to near your front door

  • Unplug all electronics including TVs, chargers, etc.

Day of Your Move

  • Ensure all items are out of your home and in your container. 

  • Ensure all appliances are empty and turned off.

  • Record all meter readings.

  • Shut off water, heating, air conditioning and lights.

  • Make sure all windows and closed and locked. 

  • Take a final look through closets, attic, garage, basement, crawl spaces to ensure no items left behind. 

  • Leave a note for the new residents with your contact info in the event they need to forward any items left behind, or mail received.

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After Your Move

  • Take your time to offload your Loaded Storage unit at your leisure!

  • Call or text us when you’re ready to schedule a pickup of the empty unit at 609.683.4800

  • Enjoy your new home!

What makes our storage units the best?

Premium Grade Insulation

Our containers feature R8 insulated walls and roof to provide added protection for your valuable items!

Professional Grade Security

Lock your storage unit with our durable double-lock hasps, compatible with the most secure disc locks!

GPS Equipped

Rest assured knowing your storage unit's location is always accounted for via industrial-grade GPS!

Slip-Resistant Flooring

Whether it's sunny, snowing, or raining, our containers are safe to load with their rubberized flooring.

Horizontal Loading Technology

Keep the contents of your unit safe and level while we load your unit onto and off of our truck horizontally!

Weather & Rodent Resistant

Our steel frame and wall design will provide superior protection against the elements and unwanted pests!

Easy Access Swing Doors

Our swing doors save interior space, provide added weather seal, and have an emergency exit release!

Security Tie-Downs

Easily strap your items into place in preparation for transport using our interior tie-down hooks!

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