When to Start Packing for a Move:8 weeks before moving day

Eight weeks before moving day

It may seem like you’ve still got plenty of time, but most moving companies suggest you start planning and organizing at least six weeks prior to your move. We’re calling it eight, because getting a head start on moving all your worldly belongings to a new place can be stressful. Efficient planning can help alleviate that stress.

Book your flight. If you’re flying to your new city and haven’t booked your flight, stop everything and do that. In these times, travel-savvy advisors suggest booking domestic flights anywhere from one to four months in advance. International flights have a longer window, but you’re advised to start your search up to six months ahead of time.

Take an inventory of your belongings. Once you have a clear idea of everything you own, decide what to take to your new home and what to sell, donate or discard.

Get the measurements for your new place. Measure for furniture and appliances so you’ll know what fits and what doesn’t.

Review your finances and set a moving budget. When you know what you can afford, you can plan your next steps accordingly. Research your moving options. Do you want to move on your own, or would you rather use a professional moving service?

Contact a few trustworthy movers. Consider getting at least three estimates for your moving costs. If you’ve decided on a DIY move, contact several truck rental companies and compare their rates and conditions. If you’re moving at a peak time, like at the end of a month in middle-to-late spring or in the summer, start these processes as soon as possible.

Request time off from work. If necessary (and possible), request off from work in advance so you can focus on the biggest parts of the process. Just like with most projects, moving may take more time than you first estimate.

Gently prepare any children. If you’re moving with kids, read more about how to lessen their stress and execute a smoother moving process.

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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.

 

 


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.

 

 

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