When Should I Start Preparing for a Move?
You have an upcoming move planned, but you’re not quite sure when to get started. When is the best time to start preparing? Well, there’s no better time than the present, but the sooner you can get started on your relocation, the better. Just remember that it always takes longer than you think to have your belongings packed up and ready to go.
Suggested Planning Timeline
For your upcoming move, you’ll need a timeline you can follow and, more importantly, stick to no matter what comes your way. Here’s one that gives you plenty of time to plan and pack with as little stress as possible:
6 to 8 Weeks – About two months before the big day, start by cleaning house. Take inventory of your home and get rid of what you don’t want or need to bring with you. Make a “dump pile” in a corner somewhere in your home for the items you plan to sell, donate or give away. Now is also a great time to check out moving companies in your area, including ours. Read the reviews, ask for recommendations and, when you’ve narrowed down your choices, shop around for competitive quotes and rates.
4 to 5 Weeks – With your upcoming move just over a month away, start ordering your packing supplies. Once they arrive, start off by packing the items you want to take, but don’t have any plans on using immediately, including seasonal items and fine china. You’ll also want your preferred moving company locked in and moving date confirmed. Don’t forget to reserve a storage unit, if you need one. Happy Helpers Moving Co provides professional packing services if you find yourself overwhelmed. Many people are unaware that boxes not packed by a moving company, known as “Packed By Owner”, or PBO, are not covered under insurance when you hire a moving company. Talk about stressful! Take the stress out of moving by having one of our professional Packing Teams provide safe and efficient packing services. Our Packing Teams have been trained, tested, and qualified to provide the safest and most professional packing services in the industry.
2 to 3 Weeks – If you’re packing your own belongings, now is the time to get started. Pack on a room-by-room basis, starting with your garage, storage rooms and closets. Focus on packing non-essential items and don’t forget to label all of your boxes properly. This way, you’ll know where things are supposed to go. If you’ve hired professional packers to get the job done for you, then that’s one less thing you’ll need to worry about.
1 Week – It’s the home stretch, which means it’s now time to start wrapping things up. Set aside a box for items you’ll need right up to the day of your move, including personal toiletries, cleaning supplies, a few dishes and utensils.
Make Your Next Move a Happy One
Use the above timeline to get started with your upcoming relocation. But what if you’re planning a move on really short notice? That’s where the pros at Happy Helpers Moving Co come in. Get in touch with us and we’ll take care of the packing and moving for you. Although there are many options for local moving companies, we provide the Happiest & Most Professional Moving Services in the industry!
We hope these tips helped alleviate some of your stress related to your upcoming move. If you find yourself overwhelmed and in need of The Happiest & Most Professional Moving Services in the industry, do not hesitate to give us a call at 941-84-HAPPY (42779).
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