When moving long-distance you might feel frustrated, overwhelmed and wondering why you get yourself into this process.
We know that feeling and this is why we provide high quality and personalized experience with our H2H Movers team.
Whatever moving you have going on, we can handle the specifics and deliver great results alongside putting your entire life in boxes to your new home- safe and sound.
If you need some help with your moving agenda, down below we collected a short but effective plan. Keep on reading.
2 months before the move
Before you start packing and cleaning, gather all of your crucial paperwork in one location. Passports, medical documents, birth certificates, insurance cards, financial records, and anything else. Keep your children and pets’ belongings orderly as well.
It’s time to do some spring cleaning. Divide your items into three categories: Take, give, or sell. This stage might take a long time, especially if you have a large house, so start early and be honest with yourself about what you want to take with you.
Make a list of any house maintenance tasks that must be addressed before selling or renting your home.
Create a list of any maintenance that needs to be done in your new house and begin contacting suitable contractors, such as painters, plumbers, conditioning systems, and so on.
Begin the enrollment procedure for your children if they are starting a new school. This procedure will most likely need to begin a few months prior for private schools.
1 month before the move
Do you require storage? Now is the time to look for a good storage unit so that it is ready when you are. Determine whether you’ll want climate-controlled storage, 24-hour access, or additional security.
You presumably know your move-in date one month in advance. That means you may start transferring utilities, setting up cable and/or internet, and scheduling appointments to have your present services disconnected once you move.
Begin packing and take notes of all goods you will not need for the month preceding your relocation (for example, out-of-season apparel, decorations, etc.) and begin packing.
Make sure to mark the boxes and leave them open in case you need to add extra of your stuff later in the month.
Once you’ve determined your inventory, it’s time to evaluate prices and hire your moving company.
2-3 weeks prior to the move
It’s time to assess your medical requirements. Transferring your data might take up to a month, so start by submitting the proper papers to your medical and dental practitioners. Notify your insurance carrier of your address change to receive new cards in the mail, especially if you’re relocating to a new state. If this is the case, you may need to switch insurance carriers!
Get your cars inspected to ensure they will pass inspection in your new state. You may be allowed to modify the address on your license ahead of time if you are relocating within the same state. Normally, you must travel to the town clerk to register your vehicle, although it may also be done later on.
Begin packing objects that may be a little inconvenient to leave behind – anything like kitchen goods, wall decorations, and some furniture can be packed at this stage.
The day before the move
The day before the move, disassemble as much furniture as possible and put any bolts or other items in neatly labeled bags. To eliminate fumbling around and looking for furniture bolts, make sure the movers know where each piece goes in your new house.
Disconnect all of your appliances, including the refrigerator and freezer, and turn them off.
Check with your real estate agent or prospective landlord to ensure that someone will be present to greet you and the movers when you arrive.
If you’re driving, pack as much as you can, and if you’re flying, make sure your tickets are ready and your luggage,too.
With that, we wish you a good moving process and a wonderful new chapter in your life.