Relocating can be one of the most stressful and busiest days of a person's life. There are a lot of preparing and packing that needs to be done and they can be really exhausting. Following a methodological approach will help you before and after the big day. Follow this timeline to ensure that you are ready of your moving day.
Months before the day of your move, take into consideration the things that need research and advanced notice:
- Talk to your insurance provider to ensure that your homeowners' coverage is handed over to your new home.
- Create a spreadsheet of the total cost of your move, they may be deductible on your tax return.
- Keep all important documents related to your move like the moving estimates.
- Pack important documents separately. If you don't want them packed, make sure that you put them in an organized file, so you would know where to find them.
- Look for a reputable moving company to help you relocate. Contact potential companies and ask for a moving quote. In addition, discuss additional services they offer like packing and storage.
- Call your local utility businesses to turn off the facility after your move.
- Call your new utility services to have them turned on a day preceding your move.
One month before your move, you need to:
- Organize your items for easy-packing purposes.
- Ensure enough packing boxes and related supplies.
- For insurance purposes, take photos of each room.
- Start emptying your freezer and refrigerator.
- A number of weeks before you move:
- Defrost and clean your freezers some weeks preceding your move date.
- Confirm the date of your move with the moving company, your family, and friends.
- Call off home services subscription you have like house cleaning or lawn care.
A week before your scheduled move date, don’t forget to:
- Set apart items that you no longer need so they can be moved easily.
- Start packing all non-perishable items in your kitchen.
- Supply the USPS information with a change of address.
On the day of your move:
- Make sure you ready food so that you would not need to cook on your first day at your new home.
- Transfer all the items you packed into the vehicle(s) you will use.
- Pack all your beddings and organize the beds.
- Ensure that you have cleared the house of any mess and clutters to help the movers move around easily when they start moving your things into the truck.
- Free your driveway or walkway of ice and snow if your move is scheduled on a bad weather day.
- Make time to formally bid goodbye to your neighbors before the moving company comes to your home.
- Remember to pack all perishable items on your own and transfer them to your car to ensure that they get immediately refrigerated.
- Secure the final voucher from the moving company and keep it for tax purposes.
Following these tips, you will lessen or even eliminate all the stress and hassle that moving can bring.
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