Household Move Planning
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Start planning your move several months ahead of time, at least. There are lots of little details to attend to, and giving yourself plenty of time will ensure that you aren't rushing around at the last minute.
Begin by making a master checklist of what needs to be done when it comes to your move. So that you stay on schedule, set a deadline for each task and check it off as you complete it.
If you are planning to hire a truck or use a professional moving service, book your reservation well in advance. This is great time to get estimates for your move, as well as tell movers what you expect from them.
About two months before your move, collect boxes and begin packing the items you don't use every day. A month before your move you can begin packing your larger items. While it may seem this gives you a lot of time to pack, you'll need every second! This is also a good time to notify your post office, utility companies, and credit card companies of your change of address.
If you plan to travel by car, be sure to have it thoroughly checked out before you leave. The day before your move everything should be packed except for bedding and the enough clothing for you and your family during your trip.
To make the move into your new home go more smoothly, draw a floor plan and sketch in where you would like all of your furniture to go. If your new home is a long car ride or plane trip away, this is a great way to fill the time! When you arrive at your new home you'll already know where everything goes — you'll just have to put it there!
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Household Move Planning Guide