KEEP YOUR BELONGINGS SAFE & SECURE

One of the many ways American Household has distinguished itself as one of Allied Van Lines quality agents is through our top quality corporate relocation assistance. With the necessary equipment and specially trained staff we have the expertise to efficiently move your office and its supplies. We have been assisting Buffalo area firms and their personnel relocate since 1903 and our attention to detail is unparalleled.

In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well!

When you arrive at your new home, unpack by room. The unpacking process will feel more manageable. And remember to label the sides of the boxes, not the tops. This way, you’ll be able to identify them even if they’re stacked.

In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well!

When you arrive at your new home, unpack by room. The unpacking process will feel more manageable. And remember to label the sides of the boxes, not the tops. This way, you’ll be able to identify them even if they’re stacked.

  • Contact your mover to make arrangements for moving day.
  • Start to use up things you can’t move, such as frozen foods and cleaning supplies.
  • If you’re moving at an employer’s request, verify what expenses and responsibilities are theirs and which are yours.
  • Contact the IRS and/or your accountant for information on what moving expenses may be tax deductible.
  • Contact schools, doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants and obtain copies of your personal records. Ask for referrals where possible.
  • Make a list of everyone you need to notify about your move: friends, professionals, creditors, subscriptions, etc.
  • Begin your inventory and evaluate your possessions. What can be sold or donated to a charitable organization? What haven’t you used within the last year?
  • If some of your goods are to be stored, make the necessary arrangements now. Your moving counselor should be able to help.
  • If you’re packing yourself, purchase packing boxes from your local mover. Begin to pack items that you won’t need in the next month.
  • Contact utility and related companies (gas, electric, oil, water, telephone, cable TV, internet and trash collection) for service, disconnect/connect at your old and new addresses. However, remember to keep phone and utilities connected at your current home throughout moving day.
  • Arrange special transport for your pets and plants.
  • Make travel arrangements and reservations for your moving trip. However, don’t make plane reservations for the same day that you’re moving out because house closings are often delayed and other unexpected situations often arise.
  • Collect important papers (insurance, will, deeds, stock. Titles, registrations, etc.). These should not be moved with your household goods.
  • Arrange to close accounts at your local bank and open accounts in your new locale.
  • Contact your moving counselor to review and confirm all arrangements for your move.
  • Make sure you have completed your High Value Inventory form and have provided it to your moving counselor.
  • If you’re moving out of or into a building with elevators, contact the building management to schedule use of the elevators.
  • All items in the attic, crawl space, or temporary storage must be brought to an accessible area for the driver.
  • If moving into a cold climate, make sure vehicles, boats, ATVs, and other recreational vehicles are properly serviced to handle freezing temperatures.
  • Vehicles and boats should have all personal items removed prior to transport.
  • Contact your moving counselor to confirm arrival time of the moving van and provide any last minute details. Give directions to your new home for your moving company and include your itinerary, emergency and contact numbers.
  • Prior to the packers’ arrival, place any items not intended for transport in a safe area.
  • Pack a box of personal items that will be needed immediately at your new home. Have this box loaded last or carry it in your car
  • Drain gas and oil from power equipment (lawn mowers, snow blowers , etc.)
  • Defrost your freezer, refrigerator and wipe it out. Block doors open so they can’t accidentally close on pets or children.
  • Have your major appliances disconnected and prepared for the move (washer, dryer, ice maker). Your moving counselor can help with arrangements for a third party to provide these services.
  • Pendulum clocks, pool tables, hot tubs. sewing machines. Pianos, waterbeds and large screen TVs may require servicing and packing. Please notify your moving company of these items to ensure they are properly prepared.
  • Backup any important stored data you have on your computer. Remove printer ink cartridges and copier toner.
Impeccable Support

Allied’s online shipment tracking system allows us to check on the current status of your shipment anytime 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Have peace of mind knowing exactly where your shipment is, any time of day.

Safe & Secure

Allied utilizes the latest packing methods and materials to help keep everything safe during transport. But as part of our custom moving solution, you get to decide how you want your belongings packed. We place the safety of your belongings as our top priority.

Dedicated To You

We provide each move with a Personal Relocation Consultant to answer any questions and concerns you may have throughout your move process. Additionally, by creating a Personal Moving Plan you can be sure that your move stays organized and surprise free.

We’ll make sure your move is a pleasant, hassle-free experience!