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The Ultimate Checklist for Any Mover

We can all agree that moving can be quite the chore no matter the size or distance of the move. This process is extremely tedious and time-consuming and at times it can get overwhelming, however our Cleveland full service movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage are here to give you the ultimate checklist for you to follow during your next move. We want to provide you with helpful information regarding packing timelines and packing supplies to make your move run as smoothly as possible.

One Month before Moving Day

It’s very important to stay organized right off the bat, and you will want to become prepared by performing moving research early on. We suggest that if you are thinking about hiring a professional moving company to handle your next move, you should get an estimate from different companies around this time. Do not always judge your movers by cost—look also at their reviews and be sure that they have insurance in case anything happens to your belongings.

Finalize a moving date that you will be able to take some time off with work. Change the billing address for your bank, magazine/newspaper subscriptions, credit cards and more. Also notify the post office for a change of your permanent address. Our Cleveland full service movers suggest that you create a moving folder where you can keep all the important documents related to your move. Call the utility company and prepare to have services switched over to your new residence.

One Week before Moving Day

Make sure you have purchased all the proper packing supplies such as boxes, packaging tape, labels, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts to wrap and secure your items for safety during this time. For your larger and bulkier items, you will need a dolly and packing sliders to assist in the transportation of these items. Make arrangements for pets and children to be in a daycare or with family to help the moving process go quicker and without distraction. Pack up one room at a time for the most organized process. Pack items that you will not need—basically just leave one suitcase out for clothing for the first few nights, as well as essentials like light bulbs, toilet paper, toothpaste, and soap.

Day before you Move

This is your last chance to pack up your house and make sure you are not leaving anything behind. Our Cleveland full service movers suggest that you clean your new place before unloading and unpacking any boxes. It’s also important to clean your old home free of dust and dirt before the new homeowners arrive.

Moving Day

Congrats, you finally made it! This may feel like the longest day, however once all the heavy lifting is complete, you can start to unpack and enjoy your new home as soon as possible.

Contact All My Sons Moving & Storage to learn more about our packing services and how we can perform your entire next move so you don’t have to stress. Get a free moving quote today!