Moving to Denver
Be present when your goods are packed. An inventory of your goods will be made, and it is important to resolve any disagreements prior to signing the inventory. Make sure all copies are legible and all items are numbered. Have valuable items listed separately. Some appliances may require servicing prior to the move. Your mover can schedule these services for you.

There are several options for insuring your goods. All household goods shipments move under limited liability; however, you may purchase additional liability coverage from your mover.

Your mover may ask you to select several consecutive days during which your goods can be loaded and a second series of dates during which your goods can be delivered to your new home. A spread of days gives you and your mover the flexibility needed to keep your move on schedule. Remember that summer months are the busiest, and some movers offer lower prices between the months of October and April.

MOVING DAY
When moving day comes it will help to do the following:
  • Be on hand when the movers arrive.
  • Discuss the delivery arrangements fully with your mover.
  • Have beds stripped and ready to be packed.
  • Save your energy. Let the moving crew disassemble goods.
  • Read the Bill of Lading before signing.
  • Tell your mover how to reach you at your destination.
  • Keep in contact with the mover’s agent at your destination while you are in transit.

Self-Packing Tips
If you decide to pack for yourself, keep the following things in mind:
  • Packing is time-consuming when it is done correctly. To avoid the frantic last-minute stuffing of boxes, start to pack well before the day of your actual move. Cut down on confusion by packing just one room at a time. As you fill boxes, mark them with the room they are from. Also number each box as you go, making a list of the number of boxes packed from each room, as well as the total number packed.
  • Be careful not to seal boxes in which you have packed items of high monetary value, since the contents must be verified by your driver at time of loading.
  • You should keep the weight of each box under 50 pounds. This way, if boxes need to be moved around you will save time and effort, not to mention sparing your back a lot of pain. Lighter boxes also make loading and unloading of your moving van happen much more quickly.
  • Bulky or fragile items require crating to keep them intact. These items include marble and glass tabletops, heavy wall ornaments and mirrors 40"x60" or longer or pool-table slates. Trophies, statues, chandeliers, antiques and similar items also should be crated.
  • Don’t pack and seal your whole life away. Keep certain things with you, such as cash, securities, jewelry and furs, firearms (consult local laws), personal papers and documents (such as birth certificates, insurance policies and deeds), prescriptions, coin and stamp collections, special family photographs and videos and documents relating to your move.

TRAVELING WITH PETS
Travel carriers are useful when your pet is traveling by car; they are mandatory when your pet is traveling by air. Your pet’s carrier should be durable and smooth-edged with opaque sides, a grille door and several ventilation holes on each side. Choose a carrier with a secure door and door latch. If you are traveling by air, your carrier should have in it food and water dishes. Pet carriers may be purchased from pet-supply stores or directly from domestic airlines.

Select a carrier that has enough room to permit your animal to sit and lie down but is not large enough to allow your pet to be tossed around during travel. You can make the carrier more comfortable by lining the interior with shredded newspaper or a towel.

It’s wise to acclimate your pet to the carrier in the months or weeks preceding your trip. Let your pet explore the carrier, and place their food dish inside and confine them to the carrier for brief periods.

To introduce your pet to car travel in the carrier, confine them in the carrier and take short drives around the neighborhood. If properly introduced to car travel, most dogs and cats quickly will adjust to and even enjoy car trips.

— Careful Preparation Is Key
When packing, don’t forget your pet’s food, water dishes, bedding, litter and box, leash, collar, tags, grooming supplies, a first-aid kit and any necessary medications. Always have a container of drinking water with you.

Your pet should wear a sturdy collar with ID tags throughout the trip. The tags should have both your permanent address and telephone number and an address and telephone number where you or a contact can be reached during your travels.

Traveling can be upsetting to your pet’s stomach. Take along ice cubes, which are easier on your pet than large amounts of water. You should keep feeding to a minimum during travel. (Provide a light meal for your pet two to three hours before you leave if you are traveling by car or four to six hours before departure if traveling by air.) Allow small amounts of water periodically in the hours before the trip.

   
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