Are you planning a move? Starting early will always play to your advantage. There are so many things to be done, and you do not want the last day to catch you by surprise. Divide your moving schedule by weeks. Work it down to the last day. It is also helpful to keep a to-do list.
Planning a Move
There are certain steps you need to take to plan for a successful move. It will orient you into things you should do and when they should be done. Everything will be detailed to the final day of your move.
Two months to moving day.
Start looking for a mover. Talk to family and friends who might help you with leads. You can physically visit local movers and get moving quotes. Use the internet to search for movers near you. Go through customer reviews to help you make your choice.
It is around this time that you should visit where you are relocating to. You need to familiarize yourself with the place. It will help when you arrive on the moving day.
You should also prepare a budget for the move. You may not have accurate figures, but you need to start saving early.
7 weeks to moving day.
After going over several movers, it is time to book a moving truck. Give them all the details you may have at this time. It allows the mover time to prepare adequately and as per your preferences.
6 weeks to moving day.
Confirm your mover. You should have the moving date, time, and any other necessary information. You are committing the moving, and your information has to be accurate. It is also the right time to get all the packing, cleaning, and any other supplies you will need before moving.
5 weeks to the moving day.
Professional movers say start clearing the food stock in your fridge. Do not buy any more food supplies because they may not be over before you move. Get started with packing. Focus on the things that you do not use. You should not pack anything you will not need when you get to your new house. Some items should be donated to organizations supporting the poor. Make sure as you are packing you label the boxes.
One month to the moving day.
It is now time to pack most of the things. All the things you are not using daily should go into their boxes. Also, notify the moving company that your schedule is on track. When all your items are packed, you will need some place to sleep. You can rent a hotel or crash somewhere at your friend’s home. This is the time your family and friends should know that you will be moving.
Three to two weeks to moving day.
Things are getting serious. You are only a few days to move. Update your new home address for your mail and other bills. Pay any utility arrears. Make a point of confirming that all things are correctly packed.
A week to the last day.
You are doing the final touches. Check that everything is done and ready for the move. Put all essentials in their separate bags. Say your goodbyes and have some cash with you.
Planning a move should not give you sleepless nights. Plan early and stick to your schedule. It is going to be a smooth move.