If you have a big move coming up, at American Way Van & Storage, we’ve put together a failsafe moving timeline for your Dayton area move. We believe that in order to have a successful and stress-free move as possible, you should start preparing at least 8 weeks in advance.
8 Weeks Before Moving Day
At this stage, it’s all about organization. Start off by obtaining a folder that you can use to keep all your moving related information and paperwork in. This means that you won’t need to search through boxes when you’re right in the middle of the move and can’t find that all important document.
You should also start conducting research on moving companies as well as thinking about items you want to get rid of.
7 Weeks Before Moving Day
Begin sourcing packing material such as boxes, tape, markers and bubble wrap. At this point, you should also know exactly what you want to keep and get rid of, so could plan a garage sale or drop things off at your local thrift shop.
6 Weeks Before Moving Day
Now is the time to notify schools, doctor surgeries and utility providers of your new address.
5 Weeks Before Moving Day
You should now be ready to book a moving company. To find out more about how we can help you, get in touch!
4 Weeks Before Moving Day
Begin packing non-essential items such as things you won’t need access to right away. Always remember to label boxes to save confusion.
3 Weeks Before Moving
Figure out what food you have left and try and use it up as not to waste it. You want to try and have nothing left in your freezer or pantry by the time it comes to moving day. At this stage, you should also make arrangements for pets and plants. Do they need to go somewhere while you conduct the move?
2 Weeks Before Moving
Pack, pack, pack! Moving day is not far away and will sneak up on you in no time, so you must pack as much as possible.
1 Week Before Moving
Pack a suitcase with the things you will need quick and easy access to while the move is underway. Chances are, you won’t be able to get to a lot of your items that have been packed away in boxes and bags.
Work with the movers to help them conduct the move as smoothly as possible. Do a quick sweep of your home and head off to your new place to unpack.
Call us at 937-898-7294 to arrange your move with us at American Way Van & Storage.