When to Start Packing for a Move:2 weeks before moving day

Two weeks before moving day

Get your car serviced. If you’re driving to your new home, get your car checked and tuned up to make sure the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

Change your address. Contact the U.S. Postal Service and file an official USPS Change of Address to ensure that your mail arrives at your new home.

Transfer your utilities. Arrange for services in your old home to be disconnected the day after your move, and contact service providers in your new city to have utilities running in your new home on move-in day.

Reserve a parking spot for your moving truck or pods. Get a space directly in front of the entrance to your home, and be sure to reserve an elevator for the time of your move (if applicable).

Get a handyperson. Hire a professional to tackle any outstanding repairs in the home you’re vacating. Save the DIY repairs for when you’ve moved everything except the necessary tools and supplies out of the way.


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When to Start Packing for a Move:

Two days before moving day

Finish packing. Get everything in boxes except the few items you can’t do without for a couple of days and the cleaning supplies you’ll need before moving out.

Defrost and clean your fridge. Get all your household appliances ready to move — empty them, clean them and make sure they’re fully dry and safely wrapped for transportation.

Secure your valuables. Confirm that you have all valuables and important documents with you for moving day.

When to Start Packing for a Move: Moving day

Make sure you have what you need. Whether you’re driving down the street or flying to a new continent, make sure you have all the necessities for your transit.

Double-check your home for forgotten items. A final walk-through can ensure you don’t leave anything behind. Don’t forget the outdoors.

Review the paperwork. Carefully read the moving paperwork you’ll be signing, and double-check the moving fees to make sure everything is on the level.

Thank the movers. Prepare some refreshments for them, and keep cash on hand for a tip if you’re satisfied with their work. Common practice is to tip each mover $4-$5 for every hour they work.

Share your info. Give the truck driver your exact new address and phone number to ensure your stuff makes it to the right location.

Clean up. Now that the place is empty, leave it the way you’d want to find it as a new owner.

Say goodbye to your old home. Lock it up and bid it farewell. The time has come to set foot on the road to your new life! Snap some pics or take a video as tribute.

While many tasks are common for residential moves, certain aspects of your move may be unique and require a different approach. Personalize this moving timeline to make it work just right for you.

 

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