Silverton Storage - Self Storage Units Silverton OR 97381

Self Storage in Silverton Oregon

Mini Storall would like to help make your moving process less stressful. We have created a basic moving guide to help assist your with this dreaded process. Organizing and preparing several weeks before your big move will lessen your stress and will decrease your chances of overlooking crucial details. If you have additional questions, then please contact us during regular office hours.

Mini Storall - Moving Guide

6-8 Weeks Prior to Moving:

  • Create a list of items you plan on moving into your new home and items you wish to store in your Silverton Oregon storage unit. If hiring a moving company, then make a separate list of items to be handled by the mover(s) and items you will handle yourself. Properly dispose of the items that you do not need [donate, recycle, trash, etc] and/or consider having a garage sale if you have the opportunity to do so.
  • Get estimates from several different moving companies…BEWARE OF HIDDEN FEES!
  • Research and select a professional moving company to complete your move. After choosing your mover, make sure to discuss costs, packing, timing and other necessary details for coordinating a successful move.
  • Many moving expenses are tax deductible, so maintain a file with all important documentation and receipts for all moving related expenses.
  • If moving to a new community, then find out about the schools in that district, local parks, recreation, and community programs from the local Chamber of Commerce and/or Visitor's Bureau.
  • Transfer all of your medical, property, fire and auto insurance through your insurance agent.
  • Place all your medical records in a secure & safe place. Do not forget prescriptions, vaccination records and other important medical records & documentation.

4-5 Weeks Prior to Moving:

  • If you are planning to do some of your own packing, then start collecting various moving and packing supplies. These can also be purchased from the Mini Storall office if necessary.
  • Contact the local post office and fill out a US postal change of address form. Provide your new address to your telephone, trash, cable / satellite, water, electric, internet provider, insurance, banks & financial institutions, clubs, local government agencies and any other utility companies that need your address for accurate records & billing.
  • If you have children, then register them in their new schools ASAP. It would also be a good idea to involve kids in the moving process. They can help pack their toys & items from their room and help complete other useful tasks.
  • Contact all utility companies - electricity, gas, phone and others for disconnecting your service(s) after your scheduled move out. If you plan on connecting utilities to your new home, then call in advance to schedule necessary installations accordingly.
  • If you have pets, then make arrangements for transportation. Find out if there are specific requirements for pet ownership in your new home. Also make sure to obtain all of their veterinarian records.

2-4 Weeks Prior to Moving:

  • If you have young children, then you might want to arrange for a baby-sitter on moving day to ensure they remain safe during the loading & unloading process.
  • Remember to return library books and anything you have borrowed. Also collect any items you have loaned out.
  • You may NOT want to pack your most valuable items in the moving van, think about taking them with you instead.
  • Plants - some state laws do not allow moving house plants. Plants could be given to friends or perhaps a local charity organization.
  • If you are going to travel by car, then you may want to have the automobile serviced & tuned-up prior to your departure.
  • Start packing the items you don't currently need. If renting a Silverton Oregon storage unit, then determine which items go to storage and which items go to your new home.
  • Don't forget anything in basements, attics, closets, garages, and sheds. Don't forget about clearing out safety deposit boxes.
  • Disassemble your electronics & computer and back up important computer files prior to shutting down. Avoid unnecessary exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Dispose of all inflammable items such as fireworks, cleaning fluids, matches, acids, chemistry sets and other hazardous items.

1 Week Prior to Moving:

  • Make sure your boxes are labeled: 'fragile', 'load first', 'load last', and 'do not load'. This is important to ensure the safety of your belongings.
  • Ensure that your moving company knows the correct address and phone number for your new home. If possible, also provide them with any other contact phone numbers to get in touch with you until you get to your new home.
  • It is important to empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator/freezer at least a one day before moving.
  • Make plans flexible, make arrangements in case of delays. Confirm all travel arrangements and keep only the items you will need while the rest of your belongings are in transit.
  • Pack a box separately with the things you will need immediately upon arriving at your new home. For example: snacks, disposable plates and cups, bathroom items and trash bags, etc.

Moving Out Day:

  • Thoroughly check your cupboards, drawers, shelves, and everywhere else to make sure nothing is left.
  • Turn off all electrical switches and be sure to lock all doors and windows.
  • Be present throughout the loading process. Inspect the premises and confirm that nothing is left behind.
  • There must be someone to guide the movers when loading your belongings. The driver must have in writing your name and phone number. Also remember to take destination agent's name, address and contact number.
  • Maintain patience if you reach your new home before your mover.

Move-In Day & After:

  • While unloading, make sure there is no visible damage and no items missing. Make sure all utilities have been successfully connected. Carry traveler's checks and/or cash for quick & easy payments. Plan & map out the placement of your bigger items [tape-measure, pen, paper, and your imagination & creativity may be required]. If moving to a new state, then you will need to renew your driver's license and revise your will(s) and other legal papers. Locate and familiarize yourself with the hospitals, police stations, and fire stations near your new home.

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(503) 873-4879

931 North 1st Street

Silverton, OR 97381

Silverton Storage - Self Storage Units Silverton OR 97381

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