Millions of Americans move from one home to another each year, with many deciding to move to change their geographic location and have more livable space. Moving can be stressful if you plan to move across the country or just down the street. However, by enlisting the help of a moving company in New Hope, PA and following this checklist, your move will be effortless!
When to Start Planning the Move
It is always best to start planning your move and making your checklist as soon as you learn you will or decide to move. The more time you have to prepare for the move, the more time you have to organize, make the necessary arrangements, and get everything packed.
One to Two Months Before Moving
Approximately one to two months before moving is when you will be your busiest. During this time, you need to confirm you have everything that needs to be done listed on your to-do list, and this is the time when you start contacting utility companies and services to begin, cancel, or change services. Companies to start, cancel, or change services may include the following:
- Water and sewage treatment
- Natural gas and propane
- Internet and cable services
- Trash and recycling pick up
- Homeowners or renters’ insurance
- Gardeners, snowblowers, landscapers, cleaners, etc.
If you are renting, depending on your lease agreement, you are required to give notice of your moving about one to two months in advance.
In addition to setting up, canceling, and changing services, you also want to send notifications of future address changes. Companies or people who should be notified of your upcoming move and new address may include the following:
- DMV (may not be able to be finalized until after the move)
- Voter registration
- Medical and dental providers
- Credit card companies and banks
- Subscription services
- Social security Administration
- Friends and family
Other things to start doing one to two months before your moving date may include:
- Going through your belongings
- Determine what to keep, what to give away, and what to throw away
- Finalize details with the moving company
- Purchase supplies for moving
- Request time off
- Eat what you have to clean out the fridge and pantry
- Start packing
Moving week will be another busy week because you will finalize all plans and confirm your move. If you have neighbors nearby, this is also when you want to warn them that you are moving, and there may be additional cars and a moving truck on the block the day of your move. Additionally, during the week before your move, you want to confirm all appointments for services to be connected at your new home.
Don’t forget to use these final days to clean your current home to prepare it for the new resident or if you want to ensure you get your security deposit back.
Moving day is almost here, and you still have plenty to get done the night before. Some things to get done during the final hours before your move may include the following:
- Reminding neighbors
- Getting cash
- Pack personal essentials in your car
- Treat yourself and relax
The big day is here, and now it is time to get things finalized and on the moving truck. Today, all you need to worry about is watching things get on the truck and ensuring the items you need with you are packed separately in your car. When everything is packed and ready to go, it’s time to close up and turn your keys to your landlord or over to the new homeowner.
Get Moving Help!
As you can see, several things must be completed during the moving process. If you still need assistance with your move, contact us at Hughes Relocation Services. We offer help with all types of moves, including being one of the best state-to-state movers in Philadelphia. Call us today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help with your upcoming move.