PLANNING YOUR MOVE - 2 MONTHS BEFORE
It is never to early to start planning your move.
It might seem like a long time before you move but time flies very
quickly and before you know it, you have to move in and suddenly you
have a mad rush.
Working through our guide step by step will ensure that a little bit of planning makes themoving day a lot easier..
BEFORE YOUR MOVE
moving file. Keep all of your paperwork concerning the move in this one
so nothing is lost or misplaced.
movers and get quotes if you are planning on using a professional
whether they have insurance to cover your goods. You can choose to have
movers pack everything, have them pack just the breakables or you can
and pack it all yourself. Regardless of the packing responsibilities,
good idea to obtain estimates from several different moving companies
for complete references.
that if you are getting your moving quote online or telephonically to
detailed as possible. If your goods for instance, have to be carried
distances to the truck, many movers will use a shuttle vehicle and
extra. If you were quoted from your inventory and have additional
surcharge will be raised for extras. Make sure therefore that your
list is accurate when submitting for a quote
need a rental truck for a "do-it-yourself-move," contact a rental
company and get preliminary information.
collecting boxes if you are not using professional movers to pack as
old newspapers for wrapping breakables.
prepare or design a floor plan for your furniture in your new home.
list for inventory of your belongings. This is helpful in the event of
insurance claim or if you will be having a garage or moving sale.
your children’s school of the pending move if they will be changing
that record can be transferred. It is a good idea to let their teachers
anyway so they are aware the upheaval in their lives.
geographic location permits, prepare your new home for arrival. (New
locks, etc.) The more of this that is done prior to moving in the
Please remember that until transfer actually takes place, something
the sale to fall through and you will lose the money spent on the new
home. If however,
you have the chance to work without the obstructions of furniture,
that you can get twice the work done in half the time.
pet movers if you intend using them. As with any step along the way of
get quotes in writing and make sure the quotes include any promises
rent your present home, give necessary written notice to your landlord
arrangements for the return of any money you have on deposit. Arrange
inspection as soon as possible so you are aware of what the landlord is
expecting to be repaired
repairs to current home that were part of agreement of sale or will be
by your current landlord
to the point of importance to you ;
your decision on a professional mover and make a booking. Make sure
confirm in writing.
yourself, book the truck and confirm with friends and family who will
packing non essential items such as ornaments and clothes that you
will not be wearing
important documents file. Put all important documents in this file such
books etc so that they are always close to hand.
your children in the move. Plan ahead and look at our Moving with Children
belongings. Don't take it all. You've probably noticed that your
have a mysterious ability to expand in order to fill any space
their storage. Guess what: If you're moving into a larger home, you'll
more stuff. Before you pack it all into boxes and cart it to a new
take a good look at everything and find out what you can live without.
a great time to have a garage sale and/or hand the goods over to a
arrangements where you would need an airline, train, hotel, bus or car
you are looking at travelling in your own transport, begin to plan the
The wife might well be expecting the family to stop over at her
mother’s on the
way for a visit – avoid unnecessary arguments by discussing it ahead of
the area in which you will be moving for clubs, civic organizations and
churches, so that you can change your membership. Your agent could
lot of help in this regard.
what to do with your pot plants. These are almost always transported at
risk. Perhaps you rather want to hire a trailer and do it yourself. Or
give them as gifts to friends.
months to six weeks before your move
Weeks to One Week before you move
Moving Day And After Moving
Advice on Moving with Children