Are you gearing up for a residential or commercial move? Look no further than Reasonable Movers! We provide top-notch moving services and are dedicated to making your transition as smooth as possible. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step process to optimize your relocation experience. From planning your move to settling into your new home, we’ve got you covered.
Step 1: Plan Your Move
Before the chaos of moving day ensues, take the time to plan and prepare. Here’s a helpful checklist to get you started:
A Month Before Moving:
- Schedule with Reasonable Movers: Reach out to Reasonable Movers or your preferred local moving company to set a moving date and arrange a walkthrough. If needed, inquire about our professional packing services and quality packing materials, which we conveniently deliver for free.
- Declutter and Organize: Begin decluttering your home by cleaning out closets, the garage, attic, and basement. Consider hosting a garage sale or donating unwanted items to charity. This not only lightens your load but also benefits those in need.
- School Records: If you have school-age children, don’t forget to arrange for the transfer of their school records to their new institution.
- Change of Address: Visit your local post office to obtain change of address cards and forward your mail. Notify magazines, charge accounts, insurance companies, clubs, and all relevant organizations about your upcoming change of address.
- Owner’s Manuals: If possible, gather owner’s manuals for appliances in your new home. Having these on hand can be a lifesaver when setting up your new space.
One to Two Weeks Before Moving:
- Create a “Care Package”: As moving day approaches, put together a “care package” containing essentials for the final clean-up and a snack for your last day in your current home.
- Label Boxes: If you’re packing yourself, ensure you label all boxes as you go. Clearly write the destination room on the top and sides of each box to streamline the unloading process at your new home.
- Utilities: Schedule disconnects for gas, electric, water, and telephone services, but keep your phone connected until after your move. Arrange for any refunds that are due and schedule connections for your new residence.
- Cancel Services: Don’t forget to cancel services such as newspapers, cable TV, security, pest control, cleaning help, and lawn maintenance. Notify these providers of your move and discontinue services accordingly.
The Week of Moving:
- Change of Address Forms: Mail in your change of address forms to ensure your mail is redirected to your new address.
- Clean the Stove: As you prepare to leave your old home, give the stove a thorough cleaning to leave it in top condition for the next occupants.
The Day Before Moving:
- Clean the Refrigerator: Before emptying your refrigerator, clean it thoroughly and defrost it. Make sure it’s dry before loading it onto the moving truck.
- Cash on Hand: Ensure you have enough cash to cover any unexpected expenses that may arise during your move.
- Farewell: Bid farewell to friends and neighbors, and embark on your move stress-free.
By following this comprehensive moving guide, you’ll be well-prepared for your upcoming relocation with Reasonable Movers. Our goal is to make your move as seamless as possible, and these steps will help ensure a stress-free transition to your new home or business location. If you have any questions or require additional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Reasonable Movers today. Happy moving!