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Pittsburgh Movers Timeline Part 1 – Preparation

It’s never easy preparing for a big move, and it can be challenging. There are things you can do to make the process easier so you don’t feel overwhelmed. The best thing you can do is avoid procrastination. Do not wait until the week before your move to start preparing. We know it happens to the best of us, but if you follow our Pittsburgh movers’ two-month schedule, you can ensure that your belongings will be completely packed by moving day!

First things first, create a list and a timeline for yourself. Write it down- we promise you, you will forget something. No matter how good your memory is, it happens. A moving checklist will help you budget your time and money in the best way possible and that alone is the first step in preventing the buildup of stress. This checklist will also help you prioritize which jobs are more important so that you can take care of them first.

Now that it’s officially two months out, you should decide whether you’re going to hire professional Pittsburgh movers and packing services or move on your own. If you do decide to hire a moving company, you should do extensive research to ensure that you are working with a reputable company. When you start getting quotes from moving companies, get written estimates. Writing goes a long way and you will then be able to compare the offered prices and packing services carefully.

Six weeks prior to moving day, you should start preparing your medical records. Go to the doctor and get copies of all your records and do the same for any children or pets. At this point, you should consider changing your address. A lot of companies need to be aware of this change. These people include: credit card companies, government agencies and the United States Postal Service.

If you’re not planning on using the packing services provided by a moving company, you should start the packing process as soon as possible. Reach out to your friends and family to see if they can be there for you on moving day. The earlier you ask people for help, the more willing they will be to help you. Go through your belongings and donate or have a yard sale for any items you don’t want or need. At this point, you should start gathering packing supplies. Your local Pittsburgh movers have them for sale, and you can trust that you are getting quality packing supplies. Start packing up room by room and label as you go. Write this down in your timeline, so you don’t forget.

With only two weeks to go until moving day, you should contact your chosen Pittsburgh movers (if you’ve chosen to go this route) and make sure everything is going according to plan. Spend some time thinking about how you’re going to pack your valuables and keep things moving according to your timeline.

Your last week should be spent tying up any loose ends. You should pay any remaining bills and return anything you may have borrowed from the library.

The night before moving day, go to bed early, charge your phone and try to rest up before an eventful day. You should get up early, and if you’ve chosen to use packing services, you should greet your movers and show them around. Hopefully you’ve planned for the kids and pets so that they aren’t at the center of all the chaos. Once everything is loaded onto the moving truck, do one last walk through of your place to make sure nothing is getting left behind.

Being prepared is the number one most important thing when it comes to moving. All My Sons Pittsburgh Movers & Storage understands the need to be prepared to stick to the moving budget and ensure all packing services can be accomplished during the moving process. The planning stage helps you feel ready to tackle this move head on. Start making lists and creating your own unique timeline. You will feel on top of everything if you do this and you will thank yourself later.