How to Schedule Your Move for Success

September 23, 2022
Before you even think about packingup your life and moving it across town or across the country, take some time to plan out your move in detail. When you have an idea of the workload involved, you can start to map out when and how you’ll be moving things, who will be doing what, and most importantly – how much everything will cost you. All of this prep work will not only save you money but also free up time to start the next chapter of your life. If you want to get through your move with as little stress as possible, follow this guide on how to schedule your move for success.

💡 Getting Everything Ready

The day before your move, set aside a few hours to get everything ready—this will also give you time to take down decorations and clean up clutter. You’ll want to make sure that all boxes are packed, labelled, and stored properly (and stored in areas where they won’t get wet or damaged). If possible, fill some empty boxes with packing materials so you can use them as temporary storage solutions.

💡 Prepping your Kids

Moving can be a stressful experience, even if you’re an adult. That being said, children are usually more vulnerable than adults when it comes to relocation-related stress. According to multiple studies, moving during childhood may lead to negative health outcomes such as sleeping disorders and depression later in life. To make your child’s transition smooth and successful, try doing these things before moving day

💡 Listing What You Own

Make a list of everything you own (and plan on bringing) before you start packing. It’s tedious, but listing every item helps make sure you don’t miss anything important.

💡 Preparing Pets

Pets are a big consideration when planning a move. If you’re moving with your furry family members, take time to do a little research on pet-friendly apartments in your destination city and local veterinarians. It can also be helpful to talk with friends who may have already moved pets across state lines, as they may be able to share tips on finding cheap flights and deals on kennels.

💡 Preparing your Home

For many, a move is most stressful before it even begins. There are several steps you can take to ensure your physical space is in order before movers show up on moving day. The following guide will help prepare your home for movers ahead of time and during moving day itself. Once you’ve made these preparations, there’s no need to worry about your belongings—they’ll be ready and waiting when it comes time to move them! Let’s get started.

💡 Order Boxes, Packaging Materials and Furniture Covers

Get these items before you start packing. Boxes and packaging materials are generally sold at moving supply stores, while furniture covers (also called dust bags) can be found online or in home improvement centers. Some moving boxes can also be rented out. It’s also a good idea to have rubber gloves and bubble wrap on hand as well as regular trash bags—anything you can use to protect your items while they’re in transit.

💡 Moving Day Routine

Make sure you get up early so you have plenty of time to get ready and still be on time. The last thing you want is your move running late, which can cause issues with getting your security deposit back! Make sure everything important is packed. Take photos of your empty home before moving day and store them in a secure location just in case any items go missing during or after moving day. This way, if anything goes missing, you’ll have proof it was there when you left.

💡 Handling Common Moving Scenarios

In addition to considering when you’ll be moving, it’s important to consider which day of the week will work best. To ensure you get a fair estimate and are able to prepare your home in advance, make sure your moving company gives you a quote based on a particular date or day of week.

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