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Prepping and Packing Timeline for Your Move to Memphis

Figuring out what to pack and when to pack can be a bit challenging. The full-service movers at All My Sons Memphis have created this prepping and packing timeline for your move to Memphis! If you follow this and cross items off the following checklist, you will be ready for moving day in no time.

8 Weeks Before Moving

You should start getting organized at this point. Create a folder or file where you can put all of your move-related paperwork. A notebook is also a good place to keep all of your moving notes. Start sorting through your stuff. You should decide what to keep, throw away or donate. If you know you are moving to a smaller place, try to be more aggressive with your decision making. At this point you should decide if you want to hire a Memphis moving company. Start researching moving companies online and ask friends and family for references, if they have any.

7 Weeks Before Moving

If you are moving on your own, you should buy packing supplies at this point. It’s better to overestimate how much packing supplies you’re going to need. The last thing you want to do in the middle of packing is run to the store to get more supplies. If you feel up for it, you can have a yard sale to get rid of all of your unwanted things. You’ll make a few bucks at the garage sale to spend on moving expenses.

6 Weeks Before Moving

At this point in the packing timeline, check in with your doctor to get copies of you and your family’s medical records. If you have kids, tell the school about the approaching move. You should also get copies of their school records and start looking into the enrollment process at schools near your new house.

5 Weeks Before Moving

Finally, you should book a moving company. Hopefully you’ve done enough research and feel confident to choose a team. You should confirm the date, time and details of your move with them.

4 Weeks Before Moving

Start packing up the non-essentials. These are the things that you won’t need right away. Don’t forget to label your boxes as you go. At this point you should also start the process of closing out utility services at your current residence. Once you close out the utilities, you should start getting them set up at your new place.

3 Weeks Before Moving

You should start strategizing your food situation. You don’t want to waste all your food so plan ahead to have nothing left in your fridge and freezer by moving day. You can start changing your address and transferring insurance. If you’re driving a long distance, make sure to have your car serviced.

2 Weeks Before Moving

At this point, you need to start packing up almost everything that’s left in your house. For a smooth unpacking process at your new place, don’t forget to label everything. You should properly dispose of any cleaning materials, fuel or paint that can’t be packed on the moving truck.

1 Week Before Moving

Check in with your moving company one last time to confirm the date and time of your move. At this point, prepare a suitcase of all the essentials you will need at your new place. Keep this separate and don’t load it on the truck!

Moving Day

Congrats! You have made it to the end of your packing timeline and it’s officially moving day. Work with your movers and help them by identifying fragile and heavy items. Before the movers pull away, do a last check of your home to make sure you didn’t leave anything behind.