+ Try not to disconnect telephones until at least the day after completion of your move.
+ Allow at least one day between the final move date and your departure date as a safety factor in case of unforeseen delays.
+ Personal/important documents such as passports, visas, airline tickets, traveller's checks, and legal documents; wills, bank statements, and medical records should remain with you and safely secured so that these items are not inadvertently packed by the movers.
+ Empty, defrost, and clean your refrigerator and freezer at least 48 hours before packing begins. Leave the doors open so that the units can completely dry.
+ Have a garage sale. Get rid of books that no one will read again, those "someday this might come in handy" articles cluttering your attic. Don't store what you won't need three years from now.
+ Dispose of any aerosol sprays, matches, flammable liquids, perishable foods, explosives, ammunition, cleaning fluids, and detergents.
+ In the event of bad weather, please have driveway or a path cleared for the movers.
+ Walk through your home and double check that nothing has been left in the house, garage or attic. Remember to check all cabinets and closets.