Moving Checklist for 1 Month Before Your Move

The date of your move is fast approaching, and you’ve finished with the necessary pre-planning that is required for your upcoming move. It’s now just a month before the date, and you’re asking yourself if there might have been something you’ve missed. If you’ve created a checklist of things to do, now is a good time to look over it again. If you haven’t then the following points are some of the most important things to go over in preparation for the big day.

If you’ve arranged for a Durham moving companyto help you with your haul, now is the time to call back and confirm the schedule with them. Some moving companies may overbook because they expect a few of their potential customers to cancel. This means that if you don’t confirm your moving schedule, they might not have any trucks available come moving day. Remember to put this down at the top of your list of things to do one month before you move as nothing will ruin the event more horribly than not having an available moving truck. If you’ve decided to do the move on your own with friends and family, confirm their schedules as well if only to make sure they’ll show up. It’s also a great idea to go through your list of people to notify about your change of address, if only to make sure they have been properly informed.

A month before you move is also the ideal time to start packing the things you rarely use. Seasonal clothes, the set of fancy dinner plates, or various other knick knacks you know aren’t going to be needed anytime soon should be properly packed, sealed and labeled ahead of time. Professional movers offer this rule to go by, if you haven’t used it in over two weeks, you probably won’t use it until you move. It’s sound advice, and should be noted when you’re doing early packing.

If you have jewelry or other valuables, make sure you either get them to a safety deposit box in preparation for the move or get a secure container you can personally transport to your new home. If you hire reputable movers or have trustworthy family and friends helping then you shouldn’t have issues, but just to be safe you may want to handle your own valuables. Keep them with you during the entire process of moving, and make sure they’re in a secure place before you start helping with the haul.

Also, a month before your move, you should already have decided which items you’ll bring along with you and which ones you’re going to get rid of. If you’re planning a garage sale now would be the best time to do it, as you’re probably going get busier as the date of the move comes closer. For the items you’re not able to sell, consider donating them to charity or giving them away to friends as soon as possible. If you wait for too long, they’ll just end up as clutter which you don’t want especially on moving day.

As long as you review your checklist and make sure everything is in order, you can expect a smooth haul on your scheduled move date. You don’t want anything going wrong a month before the move, and if something does, there’s still enough time to come up with a backup plan. So review your list, and don’t forget the details.

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