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Checklist: Getting Ready for Moving Day

Checklist: Getting Ready for Moving Day

Colorado Hi-Tec 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

ACTS Food Bank would like to thank Colorado Hi-Tec Moving for their continued support in helping us out with our annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Can Food Drive. We appreciate all of your help over the past years!! We received over 15,000 lbs of can goods that will feed multitudes of hungry people!!

Nancy Mae R.

Facebook Review

Colorado Hi-Tec did a great job packing our things for us and putting into storage. Very organized team showed up on packing day and again the next day for moving. Three trucks pulled in at once and loaded up one right after the other. Packers did a great job marking each box with item contents. We highly recommend them!

Barb N. C.

Facebook Review

Manuel and Gavin packed my household goods today, 27 June, and were extremely efficient and polite. They answered all of my questions and were very knowledgeable about my moving process. They showed up on time and packed my goods quickly. Thank you for the positive experience Colorado Hi-Tec! And thank you to Manuel and Gavin for making the process so seamless!

Abby S.

Facebook Review

This has been our best experience with a moving company to date.Rafael, Mike, Richard and Zeth were very professional and efficient. Beyond working well and quickly, they advised us on how to best store our goods. Further, they helped us inspect our furniture before we moved it into our family’s house. And, unlike other moving companies we have worked with, they cleaned up afterwards by removing all nails and debris in our driveway and our house.

Mike U.

Facebook Review

Great people – from the top down or vice versa! Krista & Richard were great to pack it all up and it was 2 full days of packing. Once, for pictures and once for final move. Professional, likable, helpful & kind. I would recommend this company again.

Kathy C.

Facebook Review

The packers and movers were very accomodating, pleasant, efficient and honest.
Very happy with the move.

Helen G. Review

Pete V and Dave K, did an excellent job of moving our Father’s furnishings and books, out of his old residence and to our house basement for storage. They were efficient, careful and cheerful despite the long stairway to our basement.

I would highly recommend their services.

Cheryl A. Review

On time, courteous AWESOME. Big shout out to Rafael, Mike and Alvin. Moved our stuff from our old house with a million stairs to our new house with not so many stairs but some weird corners without incident……Kuddos to them!!!!!!

Merlene F.

Yelp Review

Raphael and Zaph were professional and very quick. We live on the third floor so carrying up all of our boxes wasn’t the easiest task (there are no elevators in our building!). They worked quickly and efficiently. I have had some bad experiences with movers in the past, but these guys were rock stars! SUPERB employees!

Ieva B.

Yelp Review

We had a very difficult move – moving Mom from her apartment to memory care. We could not pre-pack the majority of her apartment because of her mental state. We were stressed and things were very chaotic, however; Don, Ralf and Brent were very understanding and patient with us. If you need to be moved from Wind Crest to Mill Vista Memory Care, we would highly recommend.

Lynn G.

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