Welcome back to our series “Moving Day Checklist.” We recently discussed what to start planning 4-6 weeks prior to your desired move date. Today, we’ll take a look at what to do 1-3 weeks before moving day.
Moving Day Checklist – 1-3 Weeks Prior to Move Day
No later than two weeks before your desired moving day you should have a selected your mover. You will continue to work with your mover prior to move day, not just on move day. Remember, your estimate was based on an in-home inspection of your goods. If you were planning on getting rid of something (like a piano) and were unable, that’s not a problem. But it’s very important to let your mover know that ahead of time. This allows them to revise the estimate and scope of service so there is no confusion on move day.
Verify your address and any additional stops. It’s possible when you are getting an estimate you don’t know where you’ll be moving, just a general area or city. Maybe you didn’t think you needed a storage option. Maybe part of the shipment is going to another member of your family. Now is the time to verify all the addresses and stops with your mover. The more prep work you do ahead of a move, the more successful the move will be.
Make sure your mover has the best number to reach you. Our customers like to be able to reach us right away and we feel the same way about contacting our customers. We call ahead of the move, during the move, and after the move to make sure everything is ready, going well, and was successful.
Prepare the items that movers are not allowed to move. There are items that movers legally can’t move, and there are items that we recommend you move on your own. Now is the time to start planning how you want to handle these items.
Specialty services. Now would be a good time to get the carpets, rugs, and drapes cleaned. You want to limit the number of people coming and going on moving day, so cross these items off before move day. Your mover may be able to recommend suppliers for you and provide you with a discount.
Make a decision on your plants. You can donate plants to family and friends, or to a hospital. You can even include them in your garage sale.
Moving is stressful, no doubt. But these tips will help you prepare for a smooth move. If you have any questions or tips, please share them in the comments below.
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