Colorado Springs Exclusive Wheaton World Wide Moving Agent since 1970

Checklist: Getting Ready for Moving Day

Checklist: Getting Ready for Moving Day

Pikes Peak Moving & Storage knows that working through the details and move planning process can sometimes leave you wondering where to start first. Here are some top helpful hints that will make planning a move much easier.

Things to do before Moving Day

  • Advise immediately of any phone number or contact changes.
  • Pack an overnight bag with necessities you might need before the unpacking begins at your new home.
  • Label side of cartons, as opposed to the top, including your name and what room they belong in.
  • Unplug stereo and computer components prior to packers arriving.
  • Talk to neighbors about large semi -truck in front of house — ask them to please move their cars to accommodate truck if needed.
  • Donate non-perishables — Ask about our Move For Hunger program. We’ll gladly take them to Food Bank of the Rockies for you.
  • Put aside things like: keys, cell phones, chargers, documents, meds, passports, purses, garage door openers, etc.
  • End paper delivery, mail delivery, milk delivery, etc.
  • Have a layout prepared of each room at your new home to ensure the proper placement of your furniture.
  • Be as ready as possible the night before the crew arrives.
  • Be as organized as possible, disposing of anything not being moved prior to moving day.
  • We recommend that you move plants in your personal vehicle. We cannot be responsible for the condition of your plants. We will move them as carefully as possible, but sudden changes in temperature and environment may damage a plant.
  • Refrigerators and freezers need to be defrosted. Remove ice trays and other loose items. If the refrigerator is equipped with a water dispenser or automatic ice-maker, please make certain the water to the refrigerator is shut off.
  • Disconnect washer and dryer. A plumber should disconnect gas dryers.
    Tape all long-handled items together such as brooms, rakes, skis, etc.
  • Empty and clean barbecue grills. Disconnect propane tank from grill. We cannot transport propane tanks.
  • We’re prohibited from transporting flammable items. All gasoline-powered equipment, such as lawnmowers, must be drained and surface grease and oil removed.
  • Tape all boxes closed.
  • If doing your own packing, pack all glass, mirrors, pictures, etc.
  • Do not use trash bags to substitute for boxes — they rip and break easily and will damage your belongings.
  • Pack all small items in appropriate sized cartons. The less trips for the mover the quicker the process.

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Customer Reviews

This company was prompt with a competitively priced bid. Scheduled us quickly. The movers were professional and extremely skilled. We would recommend this company to anyone moving anything.

Ruby L. Review

These movers are great. They were early and really quick. I was worried I wouldn’t have enough space but they made it all work. Very friendly and helpful! I was dreading moving in the snow, but it worked out perfectly.

Stephani M. Review

We had an excellent moving experience with Special ops.The team came in time, they were very professional and efficient, and worked very hard to finish everything earlier than expected. thank You!

Sandy P. Review

Have used them three times now. Always very efficient, courteous and careful with my furniture. When they packed my things last year for storage, everything was wrapped carefully so nothing was scratched. Then this year when I moved they unwrapped and placed things exactly where I wanted them. Would recommend them highly!

Skip M. Review

Derrick, JT and Rome were AWESOME! We highly recommend these guys and this company!

June T.

Facebook Review

Amazing guys !! They made the pcs much less stressful for this momma of 4 kids ! Very pleased with the attention to detail they took with our belongings ! Rudy and John worked so diligently and the gentlemen that helped them today ( Friday ) was also great !

Jennifer M.

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Great experience! Todd was very friendly and professional. He completed the job in two hours when he was down a person! Definitely impressed and would highly recommend.

Jesse V.

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Excellent service, extremely reasonable prices! Moved us from CO to AZ and it was such a pleasant, professional experience every step of the way. Highly recommend Pikes Peak & Wheaton!!

Joy C.

Yelp Review

Absolutely the best moving company in Colorado Springs

Howard H.

Google Review

Great customer service. Professional

J. Holley

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