There are different tasks and tips one can do to make moving easier, and they can be done at different times. Eight weeks prior to moving, one should focus on planning, which involves budgeting, asking for price quotes from moving companies, and asking for time off of work in advance. Six weeks prior to moving, one needs to start organizing the belongings that are to be transported and ensure that (if one is driving a long distance to their new home) their car is in working order. Four weeks prior to moving, one should start taking care of their various forms of documents and records. Two weeks prior to moving, one should begin to update their various records and accounts with their new street address. During the week of the move, one should clean up both their old and new residences and complete the packing process. On moving day, one should make sure that they are awake on time and that their beds and personal hygiene items are ready to go. After moving, one can start unpacking (and be finished by the second week).
- Plan your move for a Friday, take the day off work, then spend the weekend getting organized in your new home.
- Four weeks before the move, contact cable and internet providers for your new address.
- The day before your move, pack an essentials box to cover the first 24 hours in your new home.
“Take pictures with your phone of quotes, receipts, and records related to your move and store them in an online storage system such as Google Drive or Dropbox. You’re not going to be able to remember all of the details, so throw them in a document for easy reference.”