Keeping organized throughout the moving process is crucial. You can turn a potentially stressful experience into a seamless transition by following a comprehensive moving guide, hiring a trusted moving company, and putting invaluable advice into practice. The Top10 Moving Guide covers every stage of your relocation journey.
2 Months Before
- Investigate rental options for moving trucks.
- Conduct a thorough inventory assessment to identify items that require insurance coverage or delicate packing.
- If you have children, initiate the process of transferring their academic transcripts.
- Begin the task of decluttering and disposing of items that are no longer needed, making your packing process lighter.
1 Month Before
- Double-check all the details with your chosen moving company.
- Procure or gather the necessary supplies for your move, including packing tape, markers for labeling boxes, and a toolkit for disassembling items.
- Schedule utility cancellations, such as gas, water, and internet services.
- Start packing your belongings, starting with the larger and bulkier items.
- If you're relocating a significant distance and require air travel, start the process of booking your flight tickets.
2 Weeks Before:
- Ensure your new address is registered with your local post office.
- Clear your schedule to focus on the move and consider scheduling any needed paid time off (PTO).
- Verify that your car's registration and driver's license reflect your new address.
1 Week Before:
- Prepare a separate bag containing essentials like spare clothing, toiletries, and electronic devices for easy access during the move.
- Schedule a pre-move house cleaning if required by your lease or requested by the new property owners.
- Notify your neighbors about your upcoming departure and the possibility of moving trucks in the neighborhood.
- Disassemble large furniture items such as beds and tables to simplify transportation.
A Couple of Days Before:
- Thoroughly review the information provided by your movers to protect yourself from potential moving scams.
- Update the locks and keys for your home before your departure.
- Conduct a final walkthrough to ensure you haven't left anything behind before moving.
- Streamline your move with our printable checklist!
Use this printable checklist to make your move easier!