Tools & Tips

Ready to get moving? Check out the best in moving tips, checklists, videos and more in our complete collection of all things moving! Let us help you make your move a breeze with our trusted moving advice.

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Move Planner

Check out our full 8-week move planner. This comprehensive planner will guide you through your move from two months out, all the way up to move-in day. We cover everything from procuring moving quotes to preparing for packing day. With almost a century in the moving industry, we understand what makes for the best moves, and we strive to pass all that we’ve learned on to you. 

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Move Checklists

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Packing 101 Checklist

Packing for a move can seem overwhelming. Mayflower will help you master packing with our 13-step moving and packing checklist. These essential packing tips will not only save you time and money but will also help ease the burden that comes with packing for a move.

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Non-Allowables Checklist

Before you start wrapping and boxing your belongings, make sure you understand what items are allowed or restricted. 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.

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Supplies Checklist

Plan for your move with our fool-proof moving supplies checklist. Ensure that you have moving boxes, protective packaging and more with this helpful guide. Check your moving supplies off your to-do list ahead of time so you can enjoy a seamless, organized move.

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First Night Box Checklist

Navigating 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. Get expert tips from Mayflower that will help make an enjoyable first night in your new home.

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Tips for Getting a Quote

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    Step 1

    Click here to begin your quote. 

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    Step 2

    Schedule your move survey.

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    Step 3

    Complete the move survey and select your services.

     

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    Step 4

    Receive your moving quote and plan your move!

Blogs

Check out our blog page, complete with how-to articles, packing videos and trusted advice from Mayflower.

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    Moving Into Your First Home

    Less is more. This statement couldn’t be truer when it comes to moving. So, try to put off major furniture and appliance purchases until after you’ve moved into your new home.
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    How to Pack Wine Bottles

    Your wine bottles require special care in a move. It isn’t difficult to upset wine’s delicate chemistry with high or low temperatures, vibration, humidity or light.
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    How to Pack Food - Expert Moving Tips

    Be mindful of restrictions when packing perishables. Keep in mind that there are laws that prohibit movers from transporting some types of perishable goods.
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Videos

We have compiled our collection of packing videos that show you how to pack everything from shoes and books to dishwashers and linens. Have questions about your move? See our Moving FAQ.

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    Plan Your Move Out Day

    Preparing for Moving Out Day: The process of moving starts long before the movers arrive at your home. Follow these steps to prepare.
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    How to Pack Shoes for Your Move

    If your shoes have survived pre-move planning without being routed to a giveaway or garage sale pile, chances are you plan on wearing them again someday.
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    How to Pack Your Dining Room

    If you are preparing to move out of your house, it is important to start by gathering all of the essential packing supplies.
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Select Your Services

Mayflower can help ease the burden of moving any distance, long or short. We can customize your personal moving plan to handle as much as you need. From full service moving to packing and storage options, Mayflower will serve as your trusted guide through the entire process. Pick your services and leave the rest to us!

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