What to expect on moving day? Reduce costs, a moving checklist and calendar, make your move worry free by following these simple steps.

Some Simple Steps to Ensure a Stress Free Move

Moving can be an overwhelming experience. You may already be cringing at the thought just looking around at your current home. Use the following to help you plan a successful, stress-free move.

Two Months Before Your Move

  • Interview movers (book your truck if you’re not using professionals)
  • Start collecting boxes (if they’re not being provided by the mover)
  • Sort your belongings into what is coming with you and what’s not

Six Weeks Before Your Move

  • Begin writing your moving notices
  • Plan your garage sale
  • Start packing items you don’t use regularly

One Month Before Your Move

  • Contact the utilities and make arrangements to transfer services
  • Contact phone and cable companies

Two Weeks Before Your Move

  • Confirm your movers (either professionals or friends)
  • Book the elevators (if you’re moving into or out of a high-rise)

One Week Before Your Move

  • Call Mary and arrange for a pre-closing inspection
  • Make an appointment to see your lawyer and review details
  • Contact your lender and ensure that funds are available
  • Have all of your valuables gathered and begin packing them in suitcases for personal transport
  • A few days before your move, begin defrosting and drying out the freezer

On Moving Day

  • Keep your moving file on hand
  • Organize your belongings so that they end up in the right room
  • Begin unpacking any items provided by the movers which will incur daily usage charges after the move
  • Try to relax

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