How to Create a Moving Timeline

How to Create a Moving Timeline

A moving timeline may help you stay organized for your move. If you plan to move anytime soon, you may be feeling overwhelmed about where to start the process.  Moving requires a lot of planning, especially if you want things to go smoothly.  But you don’t want to start certain tasks too soon, or you may be left without internet before you move.  On the other hand, you want to leave plenty of time for some details do you don’t have to scramble around on moving day getting everything done at the last minute.  So, while you may know what you need to do to get ready for your move, you may be having trouble knowing when to start implementing your tasks. To help you stay on track, it may be wise to create a moving timeline.  Look below at some tips to help you stay organized in a timely manner while planning a move. 

What You Should Do 6 Weeks Before a Move

Decide what kind of move you want to have, a do-it-yourself move, or working with moving professionals.  If you choose to go with a DIY move, now is the time to ask friends and family for their help on your moving day.  If you decide to hire a moving company, you need to begin research so you can find a reputable and professional company.  Once you book the company, you can use that moving date to help you stay on schedule.  

You should also begin the process of sifting through your belongings to figure out what will go and what will stay.  Whatever belongings are not staying can be put aside to be dealt with.  You can donate, sell or throw away what will not be coming with you to your new house.

What You Should Do 1 Month Before a Move

Now is the time to start notifying your bank, utilities, and medical providers that you are moving.  Set up service at your new address as well. It would be wise to put in a change of address at the post office, which you can do in person or online.  

If you know that you will be needing new furniture now is the time to purchase it and to plan for it to be delivered.  This can really help if you are moving cross country, because you will have to move less heavy furniture with you on the move. 

Begin to collect moving boxes.  It goes without saying how important having enough boxes is to a successful move.  If you start to get the boxes now, you will give yourself plenty of time to pack them.  

What You Should Do 1 Week Before a Move – Moving Timeline

Finish packing up your belongings.  Then, deep clean your old house.  If you were renting, this will ensure that you get some or all your deposit back.   Then, if you have the access, clean your new home too, so that it is ready for you to move in. 

What To Do On Moving Day – Moving Timeline

If you hired moving professionals, you may not have to do much more than get out of the way so they can do their job.  If you are doing the move by yourself, you should get to work loading the truck, driving the truck, and unpacking the truck.  Finally, enjoy your new home!

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