Moving timeline – week by week moving tips
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Looking for the best way to organize a move? Prepare a moving timeline. A week by week checklist that will help you to keep track of your tasks to ensure a smooth and stress-free relocation. If you never moved before or your prior relocation wasn’t as good as it could be, New Leaf Moving Group Florida has prepared some moving tips to show you how to organize a perfect relocation every time.
8 weeks before the move
Start planning your relocation
Of course, the first thing that you have to do is to prepare your moving checklist. Think about all aspects of your move and write them down. This piece of paper will serve you in the following weeks as a reminder of what to do and when.
Calculate your moving budget
Moving can be pretty expensive. Especially if you are moving long distance. However, the cost of your move does not depend only on the length of your move. There are many more things that can affect the price. So make sure that you know calculate everything before you continue further.
Start searching for a moving company
Hiring a moving company is one of the most important tasks during a move. However, it is not an easy task to find a reliable moving company with experience. It can take some time before you find one. And when you do find it, it doesn’t mean that long distance movers Boca Raton FL will be available. That is why you need to start your search at an early stage of your relocation. Bear in mind that this is just a preliminary search. And that you will hire your movers a little bit later.
7 weeks before the move
Start organizing your moving inventory
Organizing your moving inventory should be high on your relocation timeline before you hire local movers Boca Raton based. Depending on the size of your inventory and what you intend to do with it, it can take a lot of time before you finish everything. So your first task is to take a look at your items and decide what to get rid of.
Get rid of the excess items
There are a lot of ways to get rid of your items. You can organize a yard sale, which can bring you a significant profit. You can sell your items online, which can take a lot of time. Or you can find a charity and donate your items, which is going to make you feel like a good Samaritan. Finally, you can search for Boca Raton storage facilities and store your excess items there.
Prepare a moving inventory list
Besides your moving checklist, you should also make a list of items that you are planning to carry with you. Note their names, dimensions, weights, colors, dimensions, and conditions. Be as detailed as possible. This list will help you get an accurate moving estimate from your movers. And you can use it later to check your items once they are delivered.
6 weeks before the move
Hire a moving company
If you have prepared your moving inventory list you can hire a moving company. Of course, do not hire the first moving company that you come across on the internet. Take some time to research, compare their services and prices, and then decide.
Take care of your pets
If you are moving with your pets 6 weeks before the move is the best time to visit a vet. This is especially important if you are moving interstate or overseas. Check if your pets need to get some vaccines or to do some tests before the move.
5 weeks before the move
Take some time to relax
If you have followed your moving timeline thoroughly, now you will have some time to relax and gather the strength for the following weeks.
4 weeks before the move
Gather packing supplies
If you decided to pack on your own this is the perfect time to start. Of course, first, you will have to gather appropriate packing supplies. Take your moving inventory list, go online, and use a free moving box calculator to find out how many boxes you will need to prepare.
While you are packing your items, think about the unpacking day as well. Make some order while you are packing. Pack similar items together and label the boxes. This is going to make unpacking so much easier.
Book your flight
Do not forget about your travel arrangements. If you will be traveling by plane or some other means of public transportation, you need to reserve your seat.
3 weeks before the move
Continue with packing
Packing is going to last until the final week. Of course, the items you are using daily are going to be packed last.
Start planning about your food
If you have food in your fridge or you keep frozen food, start spending it. Anything you do not spend will be thrown away on your moving day.
2 week before the move
Call your friend and family
This is the final moment on your moving checklist to start saying goodbye to your friends and family. Organize a party, go out, spend quality time together before you say farewell.
Continue with packing
If everything is going as you planned in your moving timeline you should be at the end of your packing process.
1 week before the move
Finish with packing
The last week has started and now it is time to finish packing. The last thing you will pack is your essentials bag. Inside you will pack items that you will need during the trip. And on your first day at your new home.
Confirm with your movers
If you did your research well and hired a reliable moving company then everything should be in order. However, it is better to be safe than sorry. Call your movers and confirm your agreement.
The moving day
Finally, you have come to the end of your moving timeline. If everything went as planned, then all you have to do is wait for your movers to come and pick up your stuff.