Moving your household or office items involves a lot of tasks. You just can't say I want to do it now and finish it within a single day. It takes preparation and arrangements. In fact, it may take up to 3 months, depending on how many moving items you have in your residence or office.
AZ Movers has outlined a complete checklist to handle your moving items efficiently. We have planned each checklist after talking with our experts to help our customers to choose the best package based on their needs. We ensure hassle-free, quick, and efficient moving through our moving service.
2 Months Before
- Get rid of unused items in your lockers, drawers, and cabinets by sorting through them. Clear off unnecessary items by holding a yard sale or contributing them to charity.
- Make a list of everything you intend to move and for insurance intention, calculate alternate values.
- Compare moving quotes from various companies and pick the best one.
6 Weeks Before
- Decide whether to rent or buy real estate.
- Making travel arrangements is essential if your residence is moving out of town.
- Make sure the school knows about your move, and for information on enrolling in a new school, please get in touch with them.
- Avail yourself of copies of the educational institutions' records or send them directly to the new school.
- Make sure all members of your family have copies of their medical records.
- Request recommendations from your physician for a physician in your new community.
- Check with your insurance agent if policies need to be adjusted.
1 Month Before
- Make sure to get in touch with a moving company three to four weeks before the scheduled move.
- Prepare your route and book accommodations if you're moving far.
- Prepare a playlist for moving day to listen to while you move and unpack.
- Notify utility companies to disconnect the services once you left the place. Also, contact the utility companies of your new house to activate the service before you shift there.
- In case you need to store items in your new neighborhood, make the arrangements.
- Ensure you have the necessary supplies and boxes before packing your house items by yourself.
1 Week Before
- Prepare boxes for packing if you're packaging your items without any moving company help.
- Arrange travel, if necessary.
- Make arrangements for movers to be paid a deposit.
- Tip movers with cash.
- Prepare directions for the moving company regarding your new residence, verify delivery date, and provide the mover with your route number and contact number.
- Fill out the address change form at the post office and notify magazine subscription holders, creditors, friends and relatives, alumni organizations, credit card companies, and financial organizations, as well as any other organizations that are required.
- Unsubscribe from newspapers.
- Be sure to share your current and previous location and contacts details with your employers.
- Prepare the rugs for moving by cleaning and packing them.
- Veterinarian certification is required for pets traveling by air.
- Take off the light bulbs from the lamps if you want to use them in your new home.
- Make sure all your relatives, friends, and colleagues know you are moving.
- Pack clothes, hygiene products, jewelry, and financial papers in your luggage if you want to move yourself.
- Corrosive, flammable, and poisonous items should be recycled or disposed of.
- Don't forget to return items borrowed from family, friends, and neighbors.
- Be sure to check the furniture for scratches and dents.
- Put labels on items that need to be accessed rapidly.
- Prepare your refrigerator for defrosting and drying the day before you move.
- Remove the liquids from the equipment (gas/oil lawnmowers, water hoses, propane tank) before moving it to the new location.
- Check shelves and corners of closets for anything hidden.
- Having a contingency plan for if the movers are late is a good idea.
- You may wish to take photos to prove that your vacant place is ready for move-out.
- Make sure the new occupants have access to all appliance manuals and warranties.
- It is a good idea to take pictures of all electronics before unplugging them, so you know how to reconnect them once you have done so.
Finally, it's time for the big day. Don't forget these things when you move:
- Set the alarm to awaken in the early morning hours of your move.
- Start packing your first-night kit.
- Use boxes to pack your loose items.
- Take off all your wall pictures and wrap them properly to keep them undamaged while moving.
- Take apart the rest of the bedroom sets.
- During the inventory process, accompany the mover and prepare condition reports.
- Affix your signature to the bill of lading (please double-check the location address and contact details) and inventory. Also, Make sure you store your copies safely.
- Shut down all windows, switch each light, lock doors, and ensure nothing has been overlooked; take one last walk after the mover has finished.
- Keep particular items separately that you don't want the mover to move with them. Make sure they know about it.
- Welcome the moving company. Let them know any important property information that you missed earlier. If you are feeling confused about the moving process, let the moving team know about it.
- Put a floor protector on your floors.
- Instruct your mover to move which room first and next ones. Also, tell them any sensitive items that should be handled carefully.
- Get in touch with your new neighbors!
Moving Into Your New Home
After shifting to the new home, here are the few important details you should never miss out on:
- Put a floor protector on your floors.
- Tell the movers where you want to set up your moving items.
- Sign any paperwork if necessary.
- Shower curtains should be set up in the bathroom.
- Put beds together and make them.
- Perform a basic cleaning before unpacking.
- Take out the foods from your tiffin box to eat on the first day at your new home.
- Remove the contents of your first night kit from the pack.
- Don't forget to remove any items you brought with you from your vehicle.
Unpacking & Unrolling
After shifting to your new home, the first eight weeks are a little bit difficult to adjust. The time has come for you to settle into your new home. Congratulate yourself on what you have accomplished.
- Slowly unpack and Do a second decluttering session while unpacking.
- If you're finding the process of unpacking stressful, consider using a service that can help.
- Unpack items that you think you will need first than others.
- Do some groceries or personal shopping from the nearby store as you will need for the first week.
- Clean your new home thoroughly. Don't leave anything behind if they are possible to clean. If you are not good at cleaning properly, take a professional cleaning service.
- If you used a professional moving service, drop a review to help others.
- Host an exciting housewarming party! Enjoy a moment of relaxation!
Secret Moving Tips
- Before moving items, discuss with your families and friends. Avoid moving alone.
- Use safe lifting techniques. Avoid hurting yourself.
- Start loading the heaviest items into the truck first.
- Be sure to strap down boxes and other items when loading.
- Avoid scratches on furniture by wrapping it with clothing.
- For safety purposes, you may want to wear gloves, a back brace, or knee padding.
- Boxes from the same room should be stacked together.
- If an item is heavy, the box will be smaller.
- Not all boxes can be stacked if they aren't full. Fill the container with papers if you are unable to fill it with items.
- Never pack your moving items on a moving day. Things will get out of hand.