Who We Are
Miles Franklin Rockey established M.F. Rockey Moving Company back in 1923. The company operated out of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, providing local and long distance drayage of household goods. Packing service and storage of household furnishings was also among services performed. As the business grew, Miles Rockey, eventurally, started a frieght Company, which was called Rocket Freight.
In 1957, Rocket Freight was sold to some bsiness partners. Miles Rockey then concentrated on the household goods moving side of the business.
In 1963 the business was incorporated, and became an agent for Allied Van Lines. M.F. Rockey Moving Company is a full service moving company, with a Global reach providing worldwide moving service as an agent for Allied Van Lines, International.
- Be realistic about what you can get accomplished when preparing for a move based on the amount of time available before the move.
Overloading yourself and other members of the family with things to do will only heighten stress and reduce preparedness.
- If you're concerned that important papers, photos, or records and recent mail may get misplaced consider express mailing them to your new address for delivery upon your arrival.
- Before the northAmerican driver leaves for your new location, provide a phone number where you can be reached and an alternate contact as a back-up.
- Having a garage sale prior to your move can save you money two ways - you'll have fewer items to move and you pocket money from the sale of the items.
- Have the kids pack a box of their "special" items. Point this box out to the northAmerican driver so it's on of the first to be unloaded.
- You might want to make plans on moving day to have pets stay with a friend or neighbor to avoid over excitement and assure they don't get in the way.
- When moving plants to your new home by car, don't allow the foliage to rest against windows. Leaves can be scorched.
- Once you reach your new home, wait for the TV and VCR/DVD to come to room temperature before plugging in.
- To avoid the loss of smaller items (e.g. remote controls, canister lids, wrap each in a brightly colored tissue before packing into boxes.
- Wrap dishes in plain newsprint and pack vertically rather than stacking.
- If possible, use only boxes designed for moving. Boxes obtained from grocery and retail stores may not be strong enough to hold your belongings.
- Only use your daily newspaper for extra cushion at the bottom of boxes; avoid wrapping individual items as the ink will rub off. It can even get embedded into fine china so be careful!
- Just in case ...consider transporting items of personal importance or sentimental value with you: Cash, Family photos, Collections, Deeds/wills, Jewelry, Moving documents.
- In your new home, tape a sign on the door of each room that corresponds to the carton labels - this will help movers get the cartons in the proper rooms quickly.