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Smart Moving Guide

  Moving can be a stressful endeavor. There are so many different tasks that need to be completed in order to coordinate a successful move. From switching over utilities to getting your stuff from point A to point B, your to-do list might feel endless. However, our experts have found that if you organize your task list into a simple timeline and make sure that everything is done when it should be, your move will be a piece of cake.

Four Weeks Prior to Moving Date
You should really start getting yourself in gear about a month before your moving date. By a month out, you should have a pretty firm idea of the date you’re actually going to be moving, and you should be able to start tackling these important tasks:

Call Utilities Companies:
You are going to need to schedule dates for your utilities to be turned on at the new house and turned off at the old house. Be sure that you get in touch with these companies at least a month before you’re set to actually move. You’ll want to make sure that all of your dates are scheduled properly.

Get Quotes from Moving Companies:
If you plan to use a professional moving company for your move, a month before your move date is when you should be getting detailed quotes from professional companies so that you can make the best decision on who to work with. Make sure that you fully understand any agreement that you sign with a company. Be aware of what services are covered and where extra fees might come up.

Three Weeks Prior to Moving Date
By three weeks out, you likely know who your mover is. This means that it’s time to start taking inventory of your home. Make the tough decisions: what’s making the move with you, and what can be discarded or donated?

Two Weeks Prior to Moving Date
If you aren’t having your movers do your packing for you, it’s time to start putting your belongings in boxes. Of course, it makes sense to pack the things you use the least first, and the things that you’ll need as moving day approaches last.

If you are using a moving service, make sure that you know if there are any times that they don’t allow to be included within the move. This could include noxious chemicals or certain types of heirlooms. If there is anything that your moving company can’t move for you, be sure to pack those things separately.

One Week Prior to Moving Date
You should be mostly packed into boxes now, save for valuables you don’t want moved by a professional and things you’ll need in the days leading up to your moving date. With everything boxes, you can start to clean your residence. You’ll probably want to clean again once everything’s out, but it doesn’t hurt to start now.

Moving Day
Be present and be ready to handle any last-minute questions that your moving company might have. Be sure to double check that everything is locked properly and is clean or in the condition that you’ve agreed to leave it in.

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