When you’re six to eight weeks out from your move, this is your time to get organized—and get clear on your vision for your Hawaii move. That includes:
Finalizing Your Budget
- If your company is paying for your move, refer to their moving policy. Understand how they will reimburse you for your move, what kind of limitations/budget will apply to your move, and whether there’s a specific list of services our professional movers will be authorized to perform.
- If you’re paying for your move on your own, set a budget you’re comfortable with.
Reviewing Your Quote & Deciding on Services
- Take the estimate/order for service you received after your survey and make sure you have a clear understanding of each section. If you have any questions, ask your certified moving consultant to explain.
- Decide on what kind of coverage you’ll choose for your move: released value protection or full-value protection.
- Consider having our pros pack all of your belongings. If you have questions, your Royal Hawaiian Movers certified moving consultant is available to discuss our packing services with you.
For the Future
- Save the name and number of your Royal Hawaiian Move coordinator in your phone so you have it when you need it.
4-6 Weeks Ahead of Time
When you’re four to six weeks out, your Hawaiʻi move is going to start to feel real! Now is the time to start letting businesses and utilities know you’re moving so you can wrap up your bills at your old home.
Notifying Businesses and Utilities
- Change your address with the United States Postal Service. An online Change of Address form is available on the USPS website.
- Prepare a list of friends, relatives, businesses, utilities, and anyone else who should be notified of your move. The following checklist will get you started:
- Electric, gas, and water
- Sewer and trash
- Cable TV/satellite/Internet providers
- Cell phone providers
- Your bank
- Your credit card companies
- Items related to your car, including your auto insurance company. This is also a great time to check driver’s license requirements in your new home, as well as decide what you’re going to do with your car.
- Newspapers and magazines
- Doctors/dentists – You may also want to ask them about their procedures for transferring files to the new providers you’ll be working with.
- Accountant – Discuss how your move will affect your taxes next year, including what states you’ll need to file in and whether your moving expenses will be deductible. (Recent changes make this less likely, but it can’t hurt to check.)
Downsizing to Save Money on Your Move
- Go through your possessions and downsize any unwanted items for your upcoming move.
- That might mean selling or donating unwanted clothing or household goods to charitable organizations.
It’s coming down to the wire! Your move is just a few short weeks away, so it’s time to confirm the final details and start prepping your household belongings.
Working with Royal Hawaiian Movers
- Notify your certified moving consultant if anything has changed in your move, including an additional items you want to ship or items you no longer want to move.
- Confirm your contact information for the move, including:
– The finalized destination address
– Your email address and phone numbers where you can be reached before, during, and after your move
Preparing Your Household Items
- Keep hazardous materials out of your Hawaiʻi household goods shipment:
– Federal law requires that you dispose of flammables such as fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets, aerosol cans, ammunition, and poisons such as weed killer.
– Drain fuel from your power mower and other machinery.
– Discard partly used cans of oil, paint, thinner, bleach, or any other substances that may be flammable or combustible.
– Discard propane tanks for barbecue grills.
- Set an appointment with a service technician to prepare your major appliances for shipment.
- Set a date to have your utilities disconnected. If possible, plan to keep utilities in service through moving day.
- Collect and pack all of your valuables. Once these are packed, be sure to put them in a safe place so you can move them yourself.
- Do not clean your upholstered furniture before moving. The moisture from the cleaning could potentially introduce mold into your shipment.