The Ultimate Moving And Packing List For A Smooth Transition

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Moving to a new home is an exciting experience, but it can also be the source of a lot of stress and anxiety. Proper planning and organization before your move will allow for a smooth transition. Whether you’re moving across the country or down the street, having a comprehensive moving and packing list is a great way to break down moving into manageable steps that save you valuable time.

This ultimate moving and packing list from the professional movers at Allegiance Van Lines covers everything you need to know before the big move.

Your Ultimate Moving And Packing List

The earlier you start preparing for your move, the less stressful the process will be. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by preparing a comprehensive moving and packing list at least two months before your move. This list will help you stay on task and budget.

8 Weeks Before The Move

The first step to make your move smoother is to get organized. Two months before the move is the ideal time to get your affairs in order. During this time, you should take a complete inventory of your belongings and decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.

Be sure to keep in mind the space in your new home. Take this time to research, interview, and schedule a reputable moving company to ensure you can schedule them within your moving time frame.

You may also want to ask your mover specific questions about their process: what packing materials do they use? How do they take care to protect your old home and new home? Are they insured? And whatever else you can think of.

7 Weeks Before The Move

Now is the time to purchase moving supplies you may need, such as boxes, tape, packing materials, and markers (check your local Buy Nothing group on social media to see how much you can find for free before purchasing). Be sure to note the special moving supplies you may require, such as wardrobe boxes or heavy-duty boxes for fragile items. Not only will this let you get a heads-up on packing, it will also give you time if you need to purchase more last-minute moving supplies.

You should also take an assessment of items you don’t want to take along. These may include frozen or perishable foods, cleaning supplies, and partially used bath products. Now is the time to begin to use these items, as it will save you space.

6 Weeks Before The Move

This is the time that you should make sure that you have all of your records in order. Schedule doctor’s appointments for you and your family to get copies of your medical records, and ask if they have recommendations for doctors in the area you’re moving.

Don’t forget about scheduling veterinary appointments for your pets! If you have children, ask their school administrators to transfer their records and enroll them in their new school.

4 Weeks Before The Move

If you haven’t already, it is critical to use this time to book your mover. Be sure to schedule a pre-move survey to accurately estimate the cost of their services as well as how much space will be needed. Allegiance Van Lines is here to provide precise estimates to prevent hidden costs.

This is also a good time to pack items you use infrequently to save you time. Labeling and numbering each box will help you update your inventory list. Contact your utility companies to schedule shutoff services. Notify the utility companies in your new neighborhood to ensure they are up and running when you move.

2 Weeks Before The Move

Now it’s time to get down to brass tacks. If you haven’t already started, begin to pack everything that isn’t absolutely essential to your everyday life. Use this time to set aside valuables and important documents you want to personally move. Prepare suitcases packed with essentials, such as clothing, medications, and toiletries, that you will need for a week after the move.

1 Week Before The Move

If you follow this moving and packing list, it will allow you to use this time for last-minute arrangements. This may include:

  • Calling a professional cleaning service to schedule a deep clean after you move.
  • Gathering extra keys, warranties, and codes, and placing them in a designated spot.
  • Packing an essentials box of necessities such as soap, towels, cleaning supplies, and scissors.

1 Day Before The Move

Make sure you have all of your valuables and important documents ready to move with you. If you are moving with your appliances, make sure that they are empty and clean. You should also double-check that all cupboards, closets, and dishwashers are empty. Check with your moving company to confirm arrival time and payment, and address any other concerns.

Moving Day

Upon their arrival, give your movers a tour of the home and notify them of fragile or heavy items and boxes. Compile a list of every item and box that they load onto the truck (this is where having a numbering system makes the process more efficient).

After you are satisfied that everything is loaded, make one final sweep through the house before the movers leave. This will help you identify anything they may have missed loading. Finally, exchange contact information and sign the bill of landing, if required.

Moving And Packing Services In South Florida

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No matter the size or extent of your move, Allegiance Van Lines is here to help make the process easier. We offer high-quality, customizable services to make your move less stressful. From pick-up to delivery, our experts dedicate themselves to moving America safely, one family at a time.

Having a comprehensive moving and packing list allows us to work closely with you to better determine what services Allegiance Van Lines can offer to assist with your move. Not only do we provide you with a helpful to-do list to make moving day as easy as possible, we also offer wrapping and packing services to take one thing off your plate! With each of our teams having an average of 20 or more years of experience, you can rest easy knowing that your belongings are in good hands.

The experienced and reliable team at Allegiance Van Lines has a long history of satisfied customers. Check out the testimonials for yourself! If you have any questions about our moving services, call us at (561)-210-5120 today!