June 29, 2016

Moving Day Checklist: Paperwork and details

  • Plan to be on site to see your boxes loaded.
    Remain close by until the truck is fully loaded. After making a final tour of your house, check and sign the inventory. The van operator will give you a copy of it; it is important that you keep this safe.
  • Moving day paperwork will include: 
  • High-Value Inventory Form: this form states whether or not items of extraordinary value are included in the shipment.
  • Bill of Lading / Freight Bill: this form states the terms and conditions under which your goods are moved. It is also your receipt for the shipment, so be sure to keep this someplace secure.
  • Keep all moving documents in a secure location.
    You may need them for verification of moving expenses when you file your tax returns.
  • Verify your new address with your driver.
    Double check that the van operator has the correct destination address.
  • Be sure the driver has your contact information.
    Ensure your driver has all contact info ─ including phone numbers ─ so you can be reached if needed prior to the arrival of your belongings.
  • Before you leave, take a final look around. Confirm:
    • Is everything shut off (water, furnace, A/C, lights)?
    • Are the windows and doors all closed and locked?
    • Do you need to leave your house keys somewhere?





Terry the driver was in my opinion one of the best in the business. We have used Mayflower three times in our lifetime and would recommend Mayflower to all of our friends and relatives.

- Fred V.