As a moving service in Dakota County, we know the many stresses that can come with a move. Some are under the impression that moving is a simple task; just pack a few boxes and call a mover. However, the reality is, when you start to plan a move, there are many decisions to make and many factors to consider. It takes much planning and some help from the professionals to pull off a successful move. If you want a move that’s as stress free as possible, follow this handy week-by-week to-do list from the experts at 1st Choice Movers:
Moving Day Countdown:
8 Weeks Left
If you’re lucky enough to know your moving day eight weeks in advance, take advantage of this extra time. First things first; start researching moving companies. Get estimates and make sure the moving service you choose is trusted in the area as well as licensed, bonded and insured.
Next, begin donating or selling belongings you don’t want or need to take with you to your next location. With spring coming up, a yard sale could be a great way to get rid of a few things!
6 Weeks Left
Get organized! Start gathering important documents like your family’s financial, medical and school records. Measure your furniture and start thinking of a plan for where you want your items to go in your new home.
Still haven’t hired your moving service? Get on it!
4 Weeks Left
Gather supplies. Start getting together your moving supplies like boxes, tape and bubble wrap. 1st Choice Movers has a Moving Box Program that can offer the use of moving boxes and other packing materials to help make things a bit easier.
3 Weeks Left
Pack, pack, pack! Remember to label boxes with the room they will need to end up in at their new destination. Start with non-essential items and things you won’t miss in the weeks leading up to the move. Some examples are:
• Extra, unseasonal clothing
• Wall art and photos
• Non-essential kitchen supplies
Make any small repairs needed to the house and change your address through the USPS.
Start cancelling or transferring utilities like gas, electricity, water and the Internet; otherwise, you can end up paying some pricey fees.
2-1 Weeks Left
Once you’ve started to finish up your packing, focus on a few last-minute details; like cleaning up the house and making sure all of your documents are in order. And, if you want, you can check-in with your moving service to ensure everything’s on schedule.
If you hired a reliable moving service, you will have much less to worry about today! All of your planning has paid off. All you have left to worry about is where you’re going to put everything in your new home – and that’s the most exciting job of all!
Do you need a professional and reliable moving service in Dakota County? Call 1st Choice Movers at 763-559-5934 or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.