Whether you’re moving across the city or across the country, you feel overwhelmed about moving day. You have so many things to do, and you’re not sure how you’ll get them all done in time.
Fortunately, you don’t have to get everything done right away. Follow our moving timeline to organise your moving tasks and lower your stress.
Three Months in Advance
Your move is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to get started.
Hire a Removal Company
Begin now looking for a removal company that fits your needs and your budget. If you have items that are difficult to move, such as a piano or a pool table, choose a removal company experienced in moving these valuables. Ask several companies for a quote before you make a decision.
Once you’ve decided on your removal company, hire them as soon as possible. The earlier you hire a removal company, the more likely they’ll be available on your moving day. After all, certain seasons and days are busier for removal companies. Top removal companies get booked quickly, especially in the summer and on weekends.
Sort Through Belongings
Although it’s too early to start packing, it’s not too early to sort through your belongings. You likely have clothes and accessories you no longer want. You could sell them at a garage sale or donate them to a thrift store. Cutting back will help you feel much better when moving day arrives.
Two Months Before the Move
As the big move gets closer, it’s time to take care of some important details.
If you’re leaving your job, you need to let your employer know when your last day will be. You should also inform your children’s schools. If you know what school they’ll attend after the move, notify the new schools as well.
Also, tell the following people about your upcoming move:
It’s never fun to take care of this step last minute, so start right away.
You’ll begin packing soon, so get all the supplies you need, such as:
If you start looking early, you can find free boxes that other people no longer want. Ask stores, schools and businesses if they have extra boxes.
One Month in Advance
You suddenly realise how little time you have left to get ready for your move. These tasks will help you feel prepared.
Eat Your Food
You probably won’t be able to take all your food with you. So, consider what you can’t take and plan meals that use these ingredients.
Service Your Car
If you’re driving your car to your new home, make sure it’s ready to make the trip. Take it to a repair shop. Make sure the mechanic changes the oil, checks the tyres and looks for any issues that might cause problems during your drive.
Once you’ve completed these tasks, it’s time to start packing.
One Week Before the Move
While you’re busy packing boxes, don’t forget to do the following:
Use this checklist to prepare for your move and enjoy a stress-free moving experience. Hire an experienced removal company and let them take care of the most difficult details for you.