The Merrydale LA Movers 30-Day Checklist
There’s a wave of individuals moving to Merrydale, LA for several reasons. The weather is great, it’s not too far away from beautiful New Orleans and it’s a great place to raise a family. However, moving isn’t just something that you can do on a whim and expect no stress. There’s a long list of responsibilities to handle and anything that is left unfinished can be potentially catastrophic. It’s important to make a checklist to help keep you organized. The following is a sample 30-day checklist for moving into a new home.
One Month Before Move in Day
Schedule a moving consultation with your All My Sons Baton Rouge moving company. This is especially important if you are moving in the spring or the summer, generally considered to be the busy season in the moving industry.
Create an inventory of your household items and determine what you will be taking with you and what you will donate/sell.
Begin to purchase packing supplies.
Start to clean out your closets, garage, and attic.
Obtain a change of address cards from your local post office or change your address online.
Update any services that you are subscribed to/use with your new address.
Inform your child’s school that you will be moving and transfer records to their new school.
Two Weeks Before the Move in Day
Begin packing your “essentials box.” This will be the things you need for the first couple of days after moving to Merrydale, LA.
Schedule disconnects for utilities such as gas, electric, water and the telephone, and schedule connections for your new residence.
Start cooking and eating all perishable goods in your refrigerator.
One Week Before Move in Day
Mail in your change of address forms.
Begin cleaning your home and clear out anything that could be an obstruction when boxes are being loaded onto the moving truck.
Finish up packing and be sure all items are boxed and ready to go prior to the movers’ arrival.
Make arrangements for a pet/child sitter so that they are out of the way when the movers come by.
One Day Before Move In
If you are taking your refrigerator, clean and defrost it.
Finalize the arrival time with your moving company.
Go over your moving checklist to ensure that you haven’t missed anything.
Purchase snacks to eat for moving day.
Guide the movers and let them know if any boxes require special handling or of anything else that they need to be made aware of.
Once all belongings are loaded onto the moving truck, perform a walkthrough of the home to ensure that nothing is left behind.
Lock all windows and outside doors and make sure that the lights are turned off.
Make sure that no chargers are plugged in anywhere and that you have your keys and important documents.
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