The Ultimate Moving Checklist
Preparing for a move can be a stressful! When you prepare for your move to Nashville, there are many different steps you have to take to make sure you’re not forgetting anything. To help you prepare for your move, your Tennessee movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage have put together a moving checklist to follow so nothing slips through the cracks.
6-8 Weeks Before Your Move
Sort Your Things. Walk through every room, empty every drawer, and decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
Purge. Figure out what you want to do with everything you want to get rid of. You can throw it away, donate it, give it to friends, have a yard sale, etc.
Hire a Tennessee Moving Company. Begin researching different Tennessee movers and start collecting moving quotes to figure out which moving company will work for you.
3-4 Weeks Before Your Move
Get Your Packing Supplies. Start getting moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, etc.
Start Packing. Begin packing things you rarely use, that don’t need to be around, or things that are seasonal. You can save the more important things to pack up on the day before moving day, or on the very day you move to Nashville.
Label Your Boxes. Your Tennessee moving company cannot stress this enough. Label your boxes, mark each box with its contents, clearly label which room it’s meant for, etc.
Make Arrangements for Your Pets. Contact a pet sitter or a doggy daycare for moving day. If your move to Nashville is long distance, make travel plans for your pup or kitty.
Contact Your Utility Companies. You can do this online or by phone. Most utility services allow for you to schedule a date online letting them know that you’ll no longer be living at your old home and will turn your utilities off the day after you’ve set the schedule for. Make sure you’ve contacted the utility companies for your new house, so everything is turned on and activated by the time you get there.
Start Clearing Out Your Refrigerator, Freezer, and Pantry. Especially if you have a big family, and a full fridge, start using those groceries to make meals at home or simply toss everything that’s made itself a home inside.
Schedule an Address Change. Go online and request mail forwarding service. Leave your new address with the person who’s moving in just in case.
Contact Your Bank. Tell your credit card company you’re relocating.
2 Weeks Before Your Move
Take Time Off of Work. Figure out how much time you’ll need to take off work and request the time off from your employer.
Confirm with Your Tennessee Moving Company. Contact your Tennessee movers to double-triple check your plans if they haven’t sent any emails or made any calls to you regarding your reservation. It’s important to make sure you’ve also opted in for insurance to cover your valuables.
1 Week Before Your Move
Finish Up Your Packing. You don’t want to wait until moving day.
A Few Days Before Your Move
Take Apart Your Furniture. If you have large furniture, such as a big entertainment center, start taking it apart. Make sure to place all the loose pieces and screws in a bag, and properly label which piece of furniture it belongs to.
Meet Your Tennessee Movers. Get comfortable with the moving crew, for they’re along with you on this journey! Double check to make sure the U.S. DOT number is the same one they’ve written on your moving quote and estimate.
Clean Up After Yourself. Tidy up all the rooms as your Tennessee movers start emptying them out. You could also hire a cleaning service to go in after everything is empty so the next people moving in don’t have to clean up after your mess.
Keep All Your Valuables with You. Make sure that you’ve secured your valuables and keep them with you, such as your laptop, jewelry, passports, and other items that are important and irreplaceable.
Conduct a Final Walk Through. Make sure all the windows and doors are locked in your old house, turn off all the lights and the ceiling fans, and make sure you’ve packed up and removed everything from every room.