Tips on how to organize and plan for an upcoming move
Starting the moving process can feel overwhelming, but with some organization and planning, you can make it a smooth and manageable experience. Here at Changing Spaces Moving, Inc., we’ve put together some steps to help you get started.
Set a moving date
Determine the date you plan to move and work backward to establish deadlines for tasks like packing, hiring movers, and notifying utilities and service companies.
Create a moving budget
Establishing a budget for your move can help you plan for expenses like packing supplies, moving services, and transportation costs. Of course, you’ll want to remember that there will likely be a few expenses that you didn’t count on so build in a buffer.
Take an inventory of your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, or sell. This will make the packing process more manageable and help you save money on moving expenses.
Research and hire a reputable moving company. Be sure to get moving quotes from more than one moving outfit and be sure to read reviews before deciding.
Notify utilities and services
Contact your cable company, internet provider, and other service companies to let them know you’ll be moving. You may be able to transfer service to your new home if it is in the same area. Otherwise, you’ll have to set a shut off/cancellation date.
Gather packing supplies
If you’re not planning on using professional packers, you’ll want to buy moving boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and other packing supplies.
It’s never too early to get packing. Begin with items you won’t need until after your move is complete. Be sure to label or color code each moving box in order to make unpacking easier on the other end.
Prepare your home
If there are some repairs that need to be completed before you move out, get those done well before moving day. You may also consider giving the house a deep clean for the new owners.
Confirm moving details
Be sure you have all the moving details ironed out with your moving company, including but not limited to their arrival time and payment method. If you have any special instructions, be sure to mention those as well.
Prepare for moving day
Pack a first-night box with essentials, like toiletries and a change of clothes, and make arrangements for pets and children if necessary.
Make the moving process even easier when you hire local movers in Birmingham or Huntsville
At Changing Spaces Moving, Inc., we strive to make moving as easy as it can be for homeowners in the Greater Birmingham and Huntsville metros. If you need professional movers for your upcoming move, we offer residential moving services and packing solutions that are sure to fit the bill. Request a no-obligation moving quote today or give us a call to discuss your move.