||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
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
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
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
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.
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.