Moving Checklist

OVO Moving & Storage Inc. a branch of G. Metz Moving Inc. offers several moving tips. Following these tips will help to ensure a stress-free move.

Items that should be handled by the customer include the following:

  1. You should plan on transporting all valuables. This includes items such as money, jewelry, coin collections and important papers.
  2. You must also transport all items that are flammable, explosive or corrosive. This includes aerosol cans of any kind, fire extinguishers, paints and paint cleaners, ammonia and bleach. Please see the “Non-Transportable Items” section for a complete list.
  3. Due to temperature variations you should transport all types of wine. It will be at the driver's discretion to take other forms of alcohol on the moving van, but OVO cannot take any open containers.
  4. Lawn mowers and other gasoline-powered engines must be emptied of oil and gas. In addition, gas cans should be washed out to avoid fumes. If autos are being transported, the gas tank should be at 1/4 full or less. The oil level in the auto should remain at normal level. The auto should be equipped with normal accessories only, additional cargo is not permitted.
  5. If moving a garden hose, drain as much of the water out as possible and connect the two ends of the hose together to avoid leakage in the van.
  6. Any item affixed to the wall or ceiling must be taken down in order for the movers to pack and ship them. This includes ceiling fans, light fixtures, drapery rods, etc.
  7. Any articles located in an attic or an overhead storage area must be brought to floor level for packing and/or loading. Residence damage liability prevents us from being able to access these areas. Please have this done prior to the packing or loading day of your shipment.
  8. Trash cans and barbeque grills must be free of debris and washed out prior to loading day
  9. The refrigerator and freezer should be emptied and defrosted prior to load day. Due to conditions beyond our control, OVO cannot transport any frozen or perishable foods.

Moving Reminders

  1. Beds will be disassembled and loaded last. You can stay in your own home until the day of loading.
  2. Do not forget to have customer-owned telephones packed. This is something that should be done at the last possible moment.
  3. Change of address forms should be sent to the post office and all subscribed to periodicals.
  4. Insurance policies should be transferred. Do not leave valuable or important papers to be packed with the household goods.
  5. Notify the gas, electric and phone companies to discontinue service. The utilities should not be turned off until after the load has been completed.
  6. Arrange to have children's records forwarded to their new school. Also obtain copies of health and dental records.
  7. State and City departments should be notified regarding the transfer of any motor vehicles.