Moving Preparation and Organization

Getting ready to move requires a lot of effort. From getting boxes to booking movers, making sure have everything in line for a successful move can be overwhelming. But with careful planning and quality movers on your side, you can make your move from one home to another a much smoother process.
A great start to organizing your move is by setting up a timeline. This will help you gauge where you should be when each date hits. Letting you know how well you’re doing on your organization and planning. It can be a good indicator of whether or not your behind in your planning and if you should kick it into high gear.

Our moving company has been doing this a long time, 61 years in fact, and we’ve seen it all. Our experience has taught us what does work and what doesn’t work, so here are our suggestions on what your moving timeline should look like.

Step One: Determine Move Date

You can’t create a timeline without knowing what the end date will be. If you haven’t started the home buying process yet, it’s a good idea to establish a date in which you’re wanting to close by, so you can then determine when you will move by.

Step Two: Talk to a Realtor

Getting in touch with a realtor will help you with step one. This will give you an idea of what type of timeline is realistic, and it’s the first step in getting ready to move.

Step Three: Create Timeline

Now that you’ve gotten started with the home buying process, it won’t be too long before you’re packed up and movers are loading your belongings into a moving truck.

The Timeline

Six Months Out

Book Your Movers

If possible, this is a great time to book with a moving company. This is especially true if you plan to move during the busy times of year from May until August. Be sure to book your movers before doing anything else.

Rent a Storage Unit

Once your home goes on the market, you’ll want to make sure there isn’t any excess furniture around. You’ll also want to store away extra things that you won’t use so that you can make your home look much more put together and appealing to buyers.

Four Months Out

Clean House

Start getting rid of all the junk you don’t use, wear, or want anymore. There’s no need for it to be around and it’s not junk you want to bring into your new home. Be sure to organize all things into different piles of keep, sell, and donate.

Hold a Garage Sale

Instead of throwing all of your old junk and clothes away, try to sell it. Moving isn’t exactly cheap and holding a garage sale is a great way to pay for some of your moving expenses. Try selling your old stuff to help clear out your home. Anything that doesn’t sell can be donated.

Two Months Out

Start Collecting Boxes

Grabbing boxes from friends, neighbors, and local businesses is a great way to reuse cardboard. You get the boxes you need while also helping the environment.

Start Packing  

Start packing everything. Keep out a few essential kitchen items, clothes, and toiletries while boxing up everything else. Your home should be close to empty one month from your move date.

If you’re getting ready to move, don’t hesitate to take the advice from our movers and get our moving company booked right away! We’re professionals and would love to handle your move with efficiency and care, so give us a call today!

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