Frequently Asked Questions
When should I call Reed’s Moving?
If you require a written in-home estimate, we advise that you call about a week or two prior to your anticipated move. We generally just ask you to give us as much notice as possible.
What are my responsibilities?
- In brief...
- Take personal responsibility for jewelry and other high value items.
- Check and sign the inventory of your belongings.
- Ensure that no prohibited items are packed.
- Dispose of all flammable items, liquids, foods and other items that should not be shipped. Anything that can deteriorate should not be shipped. If you have a question about something, just call and ask.
What about my car?
Most of the time we can take your car(s), truck or SUV with the rest of your belongings in the trailer or container. If this is not possible, we can arrange for an alternative method. However, we do not transport cars as part of a regular local move.
Suppose I pack myself?
Why not? But be aware of the potential problems. For instance, valuation coverage will not pay out on goods packed by their owner, unless the exterior of the box is damaged.
How long will Reed’s take to pack my goods?
Every home is different but we can normally pack a home in 1-2 days.
Can I leave my clothes in their drawers?
Yes, you can. Just be sure not to leave anything solid that can damage the piece.
- Clear out unwanted goods – hold a garage sale.
- Get rid of flammables – paint, petrol, gas cylinders.
- Empty fuel from mowers, clippers, trimmers and so on.
- Start making up your change of address list.
- Arrange to have mail forwarded.
- Arrange termination date for electricity, gas, oil, telephone and other main suppliers.
- If you are taking electrical goods such as a stereo, see if you still have their original boxes.
- If you have children, separate cherished toys to travel with you.
- Round up personal documentation – marriage/birth certificates, driving licenses and so on.
- Will your new home be ready? If not, you need to arrange temporary storage.
- Start clearing out freezer stocks.