Reduce the possibility of stress and keep your move simple. Keeping track of your move along the way will make your move a lot easier.
Life throws enough at you to cause you to forget things occasionally, so it's best to write them down! Checklists are a great way to keep everything organized. Hence, keep this checklist handy and refer to it often during your move. Choose a secure spot so that it doesn't get lost in the process.
Don't procrastinate, waiting for moving day ensures more stress than needed. We advise all of our customers to start planning the move at least two months out. Below we've included a detailed timeline and a guide to help you plan each step of the move. Check it out and put it to good use.
Two Months Before Your Move
Call Page Relocation to schedule a reservation for moving day or a free estimate.
Start creating a floor plan for your new home. Include furniture and appliance settings.
Take an inventory of your household goods. Now is a great time to start cleaning up and removing unneeded items. The basement is a great place to start, then the attic, garage, and other storage areas. Did you know that we offer junk removal services?
Stay organized! Start filing all of your moving paperwork.
If your children are students, arrange to transfer their school records.
Six Weeks Before Your Move
Acquire and complete change-of-address cards with your post office
Consider subscribing to the local paper in your new hometown to learn more about your new community.
Make arrangements for storage if necessary. Did you know that we offer storage?
Moving out of town? Don't forget healthcare! Ask your doctor or health plan provider for recommendations on health providers in your new area. Also, prepare to transfer by obtaining all medical records.
Have antiques, pieces of art, and other valuables appraised.
Clean all closets and drawers. Doing this before moving day saves a lot of time.
Consume any foods and utilize cleaning supplies that you won't be moving with.
Two Weeks Before Your Move
If you still have leftovers from the moving sale, now might be a good time to dispose of them.
Check your vehicle's condition. Maintenance your car in preparation for the move. Moving from a warm climate to a cold one? Now is a good time to check your antifreeze.
There's no better time to return any borrowed items and retrieve any loaned items.
Notify any creditors of your move.
Are you taking medications? Contact your doctor to transfer your prescriptions. Be sure you have sufficient medications on hand.
Treat your buyers like you would want to be treated. Compile a folder of information to leave for the new owner of your home.
Notify those who will need to contact you of your move and provide them with your new address.
Don't leave your dry cleaning and laundry behind. Laundry tickets get lost easily. Instead, ask for your things by name and not just by the receipts you have.
If you have a long trip ahead, consider packing a travel kit. Set aside critical items like payment methods, ID, flashlight, keys, toiletries, travel alarm clock, aspirin, bandages, and entertainment for the kids. Also, pack a suitcase with clothing and other personal items.
Take your pets to the vet for their shots and checkups before transferring to a new vet.
The Day Before Your Move
If you have one, close and empty your safe-deposit box.
Get your old house clean. Did you know we offer move-out and move-in cleaning?
Drain any equipment of oil and gas that will need to be moved in the moving truck.
Defrost refrigerator and freezer, propping doors open.
Time to start packing. Did you know we offer full-service packing?
If you're taking appliances with you, disconnect them and prepare them to move.
You might have some items that will be needed first at the new house. Load them into a box and mark it, "Load Last."
Confirm the arrival time of the moving crew.
Our dedicated, professional moving team will notify you when they are on the way.
Communication is key. Be sure that someone from your party stays behind at the old house to assist the movers with any questions they might have.
Record all utility meter figures. Be sure to schedule any utility shut-offs for the day after your move to ensure you have those utilities during your move-out.
Make one final walkthrough of your old home to make sure you're not leaving anything behind.
Let Page Relocation handle everything. Our team is there to make this simple.
At the end of the day, relax and enjoy your new home.
The team at Page Relocation is dedicated to making sure this move is your simplest move ever.