If you have a move coming up, you might recognize the feeling of nagging anxiety months before the move even takes place. You’re probably wondering…
What should I do a month before my move? A week before moving? What do I need to do on moving day?
Don’t worry, as long as you take the time to plan out your move, you can be sure everything will turn out just fine. In this post, we’ll walk you through each phase of the moving process so you are prepared.
What To Do One Month Before a Move
The fact is, it’s never too early to begin preparing for a move. A month should give you enough time to be ready when the day comes but some people start preparing as early as six months before their moving date!
Here are a few things you should start doing a month before a move:
- Declutter – this is the perfect time to take an inventory of your possessions and get rid of all items you haven’t used (or seen) in a long period of time.
- Start looking at moving companies – if you need to hire a moving company for your relocation, now is the best time to start comparing prices and seeing if they have the services that fit your needs.
- Make sure you have the right paperwork – this is especially important if you are moving to a new country. Be sure to check to see if your passport and all other travel documents are valid.
- Begin packing – start splitting up your packing into sections. For example, make a commitment to pack one room a day until all of your possessions are ready to go.
What to Do One Week Before a Move
This is when you should begin making sure everything is good for you to move into your new house. For example, reach out to your utility company and inform them of your change of address.
You should also contact your internet provider and all other subscription services that you’re currently paying for and let them know you’ll be moving soon.
Other than this, continue sorting through your belongings and packing them for transport.
What to Do One Day Before a Move
By now, all of your belongings should be packed in boxes and ready to be transported. This is when your focus should shift to cleaning your house. Be sure to get all the areas that were previously blocked by furniture or other items that you have since removed from the house.
The day before a move is also a great time to prepare if you hired movers. For example, make sure all vehicles are moved from your driveway so that the moving truck can pull up as close as possible.
If it’s raining or snowing outside, you also might want to consider putting down plastic sheets on your floors so they don’t get messy when movers are coming in and out of your house.
Finally, double-check to make sure you have all of the appropriate documentation you need for your move.
Preparing for A Move? We Can Help!
Western Moving has been helping people relocate for decades. Our experienced staff has the training to help you take your belongings safely from one place to another, ensuring they arrive on time. Please contact us today to learn more about how we can help out with your next move.