30 Days until relocation. Moving is no piece of cake to many people especially if you are taking the challenge for the first time…but no escape…you have to undergo the whole process. No escape! All you can do is just try to make things a bit softer. I understand that it’s no easy task when it comes to packing up a house which you have been residing for years. Now that you have a month to prepare yourself for the move, how are you supposed to manage these 30 days until the moving day? It is good to note that these 30 days until Moving day are the most important towards achieving a successful relocation, so you should utilize them fully if you intend to enjoy the moving day without any hustle or stress whatsoever.
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4th week- 30 days until Moving Day
At this point don’t think you have a lot of time to relax. This is the right time to begin skinning your relocation plans! What do you do here?
Looking for the means of transport- here you have to carefully and prudently research and at the same time seek referrals for the best moving company to facilitate your relocation. Make sure you settle for the best, honest and efficient professional mover. If you want self moving service you can book for transportation van from a moving company, or else, you can hire a van if you intend to do- it – yourself.
Transfer your utilities – this is the right time to transfer your hook up utilities to your new home. This includes telephones, internet, cable, gas and others. This will give the service providers enough time to change these utilities to your new home.
Changing your cards- start by changing your postal address as this will take time before being affected. Then, notify your relevant service providers to change your address. This includes credit cards, banks, cell phone and other companies that bill you. In addition, remember to make the necessary address changes on your important documents like passport and driving license.
At this time, you can also book from a cleaning company to clean your house after relocation. This may be only necessary only if you will have no time to clean the house after moving.
Here, you may consider starting packing little by little. Pack those items which you will not be using for the remaining time. This may include seasonal clothes and other items.
When packing, it is advisable that you label the respective boxes according to their content and their respective place in the new home. In addition, this is the right time to notify the school administration for the necessary paper work arrangements if you intend to take your children to another school.
Look for the essential moving supplies: this includes moving boxes, markers for labeling the boxes, packing tapes, scissors, newsprint and cushioning materials. These will assist you in Packing.
This is the perfect week to start packing all the non-perishables in your kitchen, pick everything that seems to be of no use from the remaining time and carefully pack it into the boxes with their respective labels. You can start consuming all the perishables in your fridge.
Open new bank account near your new home: This is vital as you will be able to move all your precious papers or jewelry before the moving day in the bank’s safe box. It will reduce your worries after moving.
Retrieve your items: to avoid the last minute rush, it’s advisable that you retrieve all your items. This includes items at repair shops, cloths lent to your friends, those at dry cleaners, in storage or with the tailor.
Return items which do not belong to you. Some of these items may include cables/modems, carpet shampooer; borrowed clothing, DVDs, library books and magazines and recycle bins/ trash cans among others.
This is also the best time to dispose of all the items which you don’t intend to carry to your new home. This may add to your pocket some few dollars!
Think of packing party! Your friends might be of great assistance in packing some of your items.
This is the time to confirm your current and new home address with movers. Also confirm the time they will be starting their service. This will enable you to plan efficiently. In addition, you can confirm the moving company contact; someone who you can contact if the movers get late for the day.
It’s also advisable that you put all the appliances manual in a secured and label envelope for the new users.
Consider your child or pet sitting. Moving day is a busy day. This means that you may not get enough time to attend to your kid or pet. You need to make the necessary arrangements for their sitting.
Some days before the move:
By here, you have packed most of the things which you don’t need on daily basis.
It is also good to make sure that all the rooms are spotless clean; that is if you don’t have a cleaning company arrangement.
Check whether all the utilities are on and working in your new home. This is also a good time to remind your family and friends of your move and give them your new home address.
The moving day-Moving Company arrived
If you have been proactive enough for the whole month, this should be a stress free day for you.
Check whether everything is in place. You can go through your check list for confirmation as you wait for the moving company.
Make sure that the packing is conducted safely and no item is broken or scratched in that case.