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Preparing for the move

Planning for a Move in Advance

Overall, your move will go far more smoothly if you take the time to plan it out in advance. From decluttering the house to working with your moving company on moving day, take the time to have a game plan so that you have working utilities, extra keys, and toilet paper at the new home. Everyone will thank you for the extra bit of organization, and you’ll be able to feel quite useful when you have the tools that they need.

How to Pack for a Move in Advance

Occasionally, you get lucky enough to know that you’re moving in advance and can start sorting, purging, and decluttering ahead of time. This allows you to have a garage sale, a tag sale, or donate your extra items and write them off for the tax deduction. If you don’t want to haul it from here to there, unpack it, and reorganize it, it may not be worth keeping.

Using a Moving Checklist


There are numerous online moving checklists, most of which start several months in advance. These are great for helping you plan your move, allowing you to know when to turn utilities on and off, when to measure to see if things will fit into your new bedrooms, and when to change your address. There are a lot of things to consider when you’re moving, and these checklists take them all into account. Find one that you like, and follow it from the beginning to the end.

How to Move with a Moving Company

Once you’ve decided to work with a professional moving company, you’ll need to include them into your system as well. You’ll need to move with a moving company, working with their system while they work with yours. This can be somewhat stressful, but it’s also a key part of making everything work and keeping the stress to a minimum. Decide whether they’ll be helping you pack or whether you’ll be packing, work with them to move your items, and then allow them to do their jobs – it’s the easiest way to keep stress low for everyone involved.

Tips for Unpacking

Once you’ve arrived at your destination, it’s best to work on finding the essentials first so that you can get settled in, than focusing on less essential items. You’ll need to get basic kitchen items such as the coffee pot set up, beds in place, and basic items for the children to keep them entertained while you continue unpacking. Once these items are in place, it may be time to order some takeout and get settled in for the evening for your first night in your new home.

If you need help choosing a moving company in your area, contact us to learn a bit about the services that we offer. We can assist you with packing, moving, and more, so that you can focus on the other details of your move, like finding the perfect place to live in the new area! Call us today to see how we can help.

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