The Ultimate Home Moving Checklist: Part One

The Ultimate Home Moving Checklist: Part One

Before The Move

Whether you’re moving across town or cross country, it pays to be prepared. Stay organized with these helpful tips as you count down the weeks until moving day:

8 Weeks Before the Move

  • Hire Professional Movers: Help make the moving process easier for you and your family by hiring professional local and long distance movers. Most moving companies offer full packing services, including full value transit protection on all household items to help ensure a smooth move. For a stress-free move, leave the packing and transportation to the professionals.
  • Get Rid of Junk: Moving is a great opportunity to purge all of the old clothes, appliances, and junk that’s been accumulating in your house. Evaluate what you need to pack, and what items your family can do without.
  • Create a Binder: Keep track of important information and documents that might get misplaced in the move by organizing a binder for you and your family. With all of your files in one place, you’ll be good to go.
  • Plan Ahead & Save Time: If you can acquire a floorplan of your new home, organize where you intend to place your boxes and furniture on moving day. Create an inventory of your home to ensure that all belongings arrive safely.

6 Weeks Before the Move

  • Slow Down on Grocery Shopping: Don’t let it go to waste! Finish using up things that you don’t want to move, such perishables, frozen food, cleaning supplies, and paper goods.
  • Stock Up On Boxes & Shipping Containers: Consider ordering specialty containers such as wardrobe boxes for hanging clothes. Gather spare boxes and containers ahead of time.
  • Sell or Donate: Organizing a community garage sale is a great way to make some extra cash. Before you toss anything, donate the items you weren’t able to sell.

4 Weeks Before the Move

  • Start Packing: Start packing belongings that you will not be actively using before you move, such as books, specialty kitchen appliances, and out-of-season clothing.
  • Label Your Boxes: Ensure that nothing gets misplaced on moving day by labeling each of your boxes with its contents and what room you want it moved into. Not only does this help you know where everything belongs, it also helps professional movers speed up the moving process.
  • Change Your Address: Bills, subscriptions, insurance information, and everything else you receive in the mail should be changed to your new address ahead of time.

3 Weeks Before the Move

  • Cancel Utilities: This tip is especially important! Contact your current utilities providers and confirm the days they will each be disconnected, then set them up at your new home.
  • Forward Your Medical Records: For those moving long distance, have your current healthcare providers forward your medical records to your new provider. If you haven’t yet decided on healthcare providers in your new town, ask to keep copies of your medical records.
  • Arrange Childcare: For families with small children, hiring a babysitter on moving day is a good idea.

1 Week Before the Move

  • Prepare for Your First Night: Set aside things you’ll need on the first night in your new home. Be sure to label your boxes something along the lines of “Pack Last.” That way, it will be the last thing the movers pack and the first thing out of the truck on moving day.

24 Hours Before the Move

  • Double Check the Details: Reconfirm your appointment with your movers and plan your method of payment. Most importantly, now is the time to empty and defrost your freezer and refrigerator.

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Relocating on a Budget: Tips for Long Distance Moves

Moving across town can be stressful enough, but long distance moves are typically the most difficult. Not only are long distance moves expensive, they also require extra planning for transitioning to a brand new environment. Often times, long distance moves take days at a time to complete, and may require additional assistance upon arrival.

If you’re one of the 37 million people who move every year and are looking to move 100 miles or more, hiring professional movers for a long distance move is the way to go. These professionals are trained, certified, and staffed with the skills and tools to assist with your long distance move.

When you hire a professional moving company, the expert planning that full moving services can provide will ensure that your long distance move runs smoothly for both you and your family. Not only will you save time and money with movers, the extra hand will help ease the frustration that often comes with relocating in and out of state.

As you prepare for your next big move, consider these 5 professional packing and moving tips for relocating on a budget:

  1. Start Early: Don’t wait until the last minute to pack and clean out junk. Prepare a thorough moving plan weeks in advance to help make moving day less stressful for you and your movers. Figure out what needs to be disposed of in advance so your movers can work with you to ensure everything is packed and ready for shipment. Even if you opt for packing services, it’s important to have a packing and storage plan ready to prevent miscommunication or damage.
  2. Label Your Boxes: Speed up the moving process by marking your boxes with the appropriate destination rooms. Otherwise, your movers will be constantly asking you where everything belongs, or worse, they’ll leave your boxes in the living room and you’ll have to move them yourself. Save time and let the movers do the work for you by labeling your boxes while you pack.
  3. Take What You Need: Before moving day, make note of what you want to keep. Save money on transport and storage costs by tossing what you can do without. Make an inventory of everything you need and decide what can be thrown away or donated to help cut back on cargo space and moving time.
  4. Use Free Packing Materials: Moving boxes, bubble wrap, and other packing materials can cost a small fortune when relocating homes. If you want to save money on packing services, use what you already own for safely storing your belongings. Visit your local recycling center for free cardboard boxes. Wrap fragile items in old magazines, newspapers, towels, and linens for added protection.

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