Organizing your packing and planning your move a month before your moving dates gives you the time to declutter. You can save hundreds of dollars if you get organized!
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4 Weeks Before Moving House
Start Organizing the move
Book your removal company, search for a good quote.
Start to use food in freezer, and canned goods
Start a folder for your move. Put a calendar page in the folder to list moving house tasks to be done.
Organize schooling if you are changing districts
Make a simple plan. List all things you want to toss and donate.
Start to shred paper clutter like bank statements, toss old notes, notebooks
Go through closets and donate clothes, toys, dishes.
Book a big garbage pickup for week three and toss that garage.
Three Weeks Before Moving House
Start packing your stuff
Purchase cartons, packing material and butchers paper to pack breakables
Pack things like books, linens, platters and kids toys. Set a goal of packing one or two boxes a day.
Label the contents and room of every carton clearly
Add an arrow for up especially with breakable items
Pack lighter items in large cartons, heavier items in small cartons.
Start to dismantle furniture that comes apart – remember to tape screws or put labeled bags of screws in one box
2 Weeks Before Moving House
Organize child and pet care on moving day.
Organize your telephone, internet, gas, electricity.
Redirect mail through local Post Office and notify people of your change of address.
2 Days to Moving House
Pack a first night suitcase or box. Kids favorite toys toiletries, sleepwear, school stuff and all the essentials for the following day.
Collect keys for your new home.
The Day Before
Defrost, empty, dry out and air your refrigerator and freeze
Prepare bags/cartons with items you will transport yourselves.
Do a quick check of garage and home.
Turn off power
On the Day
Give directions so furniture is placed where you want
Check all utilities are connected, hot water is on.
Check that furniture is unloaded in good condition
We will assist you from loading the first box until we place the very last one.