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How to Create the best Moving Timeline

Let us help you create the best moving timeline so you can stay organized for your move. If you plan to move anytime soon, you may be feeling overwhelmed about the moving process.  It requires a lot of planning when it comes to moving, especially if you want things to go smoothly.  You don’t want to start certain tasks too soon, or you may be left without internet or other critical services before you move.  On the other hand, you want to leave plenty of time for somethings so you are not scrambling around on moving day to get everything done at the last minute.  So, while you may know what you need to do to get ready for your move, you may be having trouble knowing when to start implementing your tasks. To help you stay on track, it may be wise to create a moving timeline.  Below we created some tips to help you stay organized in a timely manner while planning your move. 

6 to 8 Weeks Before your Move

First, decide what kind of move you want to have, a do-it-yourself move, or working with moving professionals.  If you choose to go with a DIY move, now is the time to ask friends and family for their help on your moving day. This gives them notice so they are not busy that day. If you decide to hire a moving company, you need to begin research so you can find a reputable and professional company.  Once you book the company, you can use that moving date to help you stay on schedule.

You should also begin the process of sifting through your belongings to figure out what will go and what will stay.  Whatever belongings are not staying can be put aside to be dealt with a bit later.  It is best to have a garage sale before you move so you don’t have to pack and move all that extra stuff.  You can also donate or throw away what will not be coming with you to your new house. For donations the Salvation Army is a good pick we recommend. https://satruck.org/DropOff


1 Month Before your Move

Now is the time to start notifying your bank, utilities, and medical providers that you are moving.  Set up service at your new address as well. It would be wise to put in a change of address at the post office, which you can do in person or online.

If you know that you will be needing new furniture now is the time to purchase it and to plan for it to be delivered.  This can really help if you are moving cross country, because you will have to move less heavy furniture with you on the move. Pro Tip: A lot of moving companies will swing by and pick up that new furniture at a lower cost then paying the store moving price.

Begin to collect moving boxes.  It goes without saying how important this step is. Often times you can get free boxes from your local grocery store.


1 Week Before your Move

Finish packing up your belongings.  Then, deep clean your old house.  If you were renting, this will ensure that you get some or all your deposit back.   Then, if you have the access, clean your new home too, so that it is ready for you to move in.


Moving Day

If you hired moving professionals, you may not have to do much more than get out of the way so they can do their job.  If you are doing the move by yourself, you should get to work loading the truck, driving the truck, and unpacking the truck. Congratulations on your new home!