When you’re moving, you want to plan ahead as much as possible. It’s best to break it down into stages to make it seem less overwhelming. Here’s a preview of the most important tasks to tackle and when to do them:
WEEKS BEFORE THE MOVE
Get rid of everything you don’t want moved — consider booking junk removal service to make it fast and easy.
Book elevators and make arrangements to save a parking spot for the truck in front of both locations for up to 4 hours.
Make a list of people and businesses to notify about your new address.
Get PACKING SUPPLIES — BOXES, TAPE, PAPER / BUBBLE WRAP for delicate items.
Get insurance for your items. High-value items will need verified values in advance of a move.
Label items right on the box as you pack, including which room they go in.
Check all furniture and note any scratches or dents.
Book a moving company!
1 WEEK BEFORE THE MOVE
Take down and pack all pictures and hanging items.
Make sure all loose items and electronics are packed.
Remove all fragile items from dressers and desks.
Clean out and pack the bathrooms — you’ll need these items right away at the new place.
Pack a bag with a change of clothes and toiletries to keep with you for the first night.
DAY OF THE MOVE
Remove blankets and linens from beds and pack them up.
Ensure all items are removed from appliances.
After the truck is loaded up, do a final walkthrough to check all rooms, closets, and cabinets for any missed items.
Once you’ve completed all these steps for move prep, you should be all set for a smooth moving experience! Have you booked a time with us yet?