Moving is usually stressful for people whether they relocate interstate or intrastate. You need a proper plan and checklist to make their move easier. You also need expert advice and high-end storage facilities.
There is a lot to think about and follow. You don’t want to forget something that will make you stressed at the last moment or lose control of your budget. This is where a movement checklist comes in – it is invaluable for focusing and planning tasks during a move.
Whether you are moving to another state, at one of the apartments for rent in Winter Garden, or a new home on the block, this moving checklist will help you through the process.
One month before leaving
Find a reliable moving company
If you don’t want to transport boxes or heavy furniture on your own, the first thing is to find a reliable moving company.
There are many moving companies out there, but you want to do more in-depth research so you don’t end up with any lost or broken objects.
If you need a storage facility, then look for professional movers that offer storage facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and return them whenever and wherever you want.
Declutter your home and belongings
The next important item on your to-do list is to reduce the number of personal belongings you need to move. Moving is the perfect time to go through your belongings that you want to take to your new home.
Find things that you can donate, items that are easily replaceable, and donate things that you haven’t used in a long time. This is also a good time to make a list of all your belongings.
Start by knowing how many boxes you will need and where everything will be in your new home to help you plan your move. Relocating is a great time to get rid of items that are just taking up space in your drawer or closet.
Start a deep clean.
Tap inside and outside your cabinets (and top, even if they don’t reach the ceiling) and your cabinets (don’t forget to clean the built-in shelves well).
At this point, you will want to start packing seasonal items. Think of festive decorations, jackets, gardening tools and more. As you did when cleaning, keep several boxes with you for donation, items to sell or items to throw away. Still, think you can handle it on your own? Here are some of the reasons why you should hire a professional cleaning service before moving in or out to your new home, such as Bright Touch Cleaning.
Two weeks before leaving
Notify local services about your move.
Inform all the subscription services, such as your doctor, milkman or newspapers and magazines about your move and apply for cancellation of services.
Take the time to call new services, such as a doctor, and provide the information you need to help change doctors.
Ask for free time and storage space.
Tell your employer that you are moving and ask to take the day off. Also, if you think you may need it, find and reserve a storage unit. Having one available in advance will be very useful if the moving company doesn’t show up or you don’t have space to store all your belongings.
Packaging delivery status
Ask for wrapping paper (butcher shop), bubble wrap, packaging and tape. Most removal companies can supply these packaging items and distribute them at an additional cost.
Choice of quality packaging material to protect your products and ultimately save time and money. You can pick up the packaging box at an office supply store or online retailer.
One week before the move
Now you should start packing everything you don’t need on a daily basis. Arrange the delivery of your unlimited free boxes and start loading them with your items. Start with nonessential items, such as weather clothing, books, sets of plates, and other items you don’t use regularly.
Items, such as barbecues and lawn equipment that contain fuel and / or oil, should be dried and cleaned. Also do a final check to make sure nothing is left behind. This includes laundry clothes, items used at your workplace, and any items borrowed by friends.
Finally, prepare separate boxes with everyday essentials, such as clothes, hygiene products, children’s toys and more.
In the last days
Make sure the packaging is done right before the last possible day. Plan ahead for tasks or other responsibilities, so that you have enough time to organize yourself.
With almost everything packed, be sure to start the final clean up early. Empty, clean and defrost the refrigerator and freezer. Make sure all keys are ready to be handed over to the real estate, owner, or new owners.
On moving day, be sure to confirm with your mover where to pick up and deliver your goods, as well as access to information and any restrictions. Inform them about your new address clearly.
When the crew unloads the truck, it is unlikely that you will cause any damage, so the problem can be fixed on the spot. Tell the team where to place their boxes, bags and furniture for efficient unpacking. Also keep in mind any change of address required for correspondence, driver’s license, and other important matters.
Bonus management tips:
Before explaining what you need to consider when moving, here are some “extra tips” you can see in this moving checklist:
- Properly label all packing boxes to make it easier to find items when unpacking.
- You can keep all necessary documents, such as passports, insurance policies, financial documents with you during or after moving day.
- Take advantage of the change and get rid of any clutter you don’t need in your new house.
- If you bring your fridge/freezer, make sure it thaws properly before you shake it.
Having a detailed home walking checklist makes it easy to prepare for the move for everyone involved. Stress-free movement – or at least stress reduction – is your reward and will make your move feel like a smooth breeze.