5 Ways to Make Moving Easier One Month Before Your Move
With your moving date circled on the calendar, you may be looking at that day with dread — with all the work ahead. However, one month before you move, there are a handful of things you can tackle early that will make all the difference. Here's how to make your move easier and far less stressful.
1. Schedule Your Moving Company
This is a big one. The earlier you can get your preferred moving company scheduled, the more confident you will feel that everything is under control. So many people put off securing professional movers, but depending on the season and if you live in an area where movers are in high demand, you may be left scrambling to secure a company that has the time to help.
Most moving companies prefer that customers schedule in advance and encourage customers to contact them early.
2. Invest in Packing Supplies
A month before you move is not too early to go ahead and get packing supplies. After all, getting started early on packing can make a huge difference with the time you have available as the moving day draws close. Don't forget to pick up:
Boxes (various sizes and specialty sizes)
A box cutter
3. Nail Down Your Work Schedule and Time Off
Moving requires a lot of time. Just the process of getting everything loaded onto a moving truck can take several hours to complete. For example, it may take a moving company up to 10 hours to empty the contents of a five-bedroom home. The time it takes for packing and arranging everything before moving day on your end can understandably take even more time. Therefore, you will likely need some time off of work.
About a month before your scheduled move, talk to your employer, request the days off you need, or make what schedule adjustments you can to get prepared. This is much better than heading into the last week and not being sure about whether or not you will have enough time between the move and work.
4. Create a Timeline to Follow for the Next 30 Days
Grab a pencil and paper or use a spreadsheet to create a basic timeline of events over the next 30 days. Be sure to include things like:
What day do you want certain rooms to be fully packed
What date should you have your utilities will be disconnected and connected
When you will take everything out that you wish to donate
While this timeline can be somewhat fluid for now, this will give you a good idea of how much you have to do on what days, so you can plan accordingly.
5. Make Arrangements for Pets and Children
Securing a babysitter or someone to watch your pets on the day of the move is recommended. Try to book these arrangements early on so the people you need for help will have ample advance notice. Then, if anything comes up and a sitter or pet sitter falls through, you may have time to make adjustments before moving day.
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If you are getting antsy about your upcoming move, get some free moving quotes from residential movers in your area. Contact us today to get your free quote and give you a few other pointers to help you along with your plans.