Moving Tips & Advice

We know you have many options when choosing the right movers for your family. At Mayflower, we’ll make it easy. Looking for a week-by-week planning guide? Check out our moving planner. Need some advice on how to pack dishes? Our packing tips can help. 

Mayflower has helpful advice on everything from packing and unpacking to information on your new neighborhood. 

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Surviving the first night in your new home can be difficult without the right supplies. We recommend you pack a “first night” box with items you’ll need for basic unpacking, cleaning, eating and hygiene.
After surviving the tedium of prepping, packing, moving out and traveling – move-in day will feel like a breeze. Approach the day with a plan in-hand and you won’t have a problem settling in to your new home.
It is better to be safe than sorry when packing your personal valuables. Items that require additional security or special access are better kept in your personal vehicle during a move.
Start with out-of-season items. Next, pack things used infrequently. Leave until last the things you'll need until moving day.
Stock up on packing supplies. Moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing foam, packing tape, plastic totes – anything and everything you can gather ahead of time will help when it’s time to begin packing.
Mayflower is dedicated to the safe transport of your household goods. Hazardous items that pose a potential threat to the health and safety of movers (i.e. explosives, flammable gases and toxic substances) should not be packed into your shipment.
Small boxes are ideal for heavy or fragile items that must be packed on their own to ensure ease of handling.
Moving into a new home involves much more than just relocating your belongings. You need to re-establish your local support system, set up new accounts and notify government agencies of your new address. Here are a hand full of often overlooked items you should consider prior to moving day.
Moving doesn’t have to be a hassle! One of Mayflower's goals as your moving services provider is to make the moving process as stress-free as possible, and in that spirit we are pleased to offer you this handy moving planner.
If you're planning a self-service move, these packing tips will help take some of the stress out of your prep time.