Preparing for a move and packing up your home can be a daunting task. The key to a successful move lies in proper preparation and timely execution.
Ideally, you should start packing your belongings at least three weeks in advance of your move date, while the overall moving preparation process should commence at least 6-8 weeks before the big day. Starting early will help to make the packing process more manageable as your move date draws near.
To make things easier for you, Blue Bins compiled a straightforward, step-by-step guide to help you prepare for your move, determine what to pack, and when to do it.
Week 6-8: Clean Up and Decide What to Take
At least six weeks before your move, start by doing a brief cleaning of your house. A clean house will make it easier to decide which belongings you will be taking with you to your new home.
Go through each room and decide which items you will purge! Having fewer things to move will make your move cheaper and help you stay organized. Put the items you don’t want in one place, which will give your mover an idea of how much stuff you will be taking with you. They can give you an estimated cost for your move accordingly.
Week 5: Getting Rid of Unwanted Items
If you have unwanted belongings, selling them is a great way to save money when preparing for a move. Fewer items to transport will result in lower moving costs, and you will receive cash for your unwanted items.
Consider having a garage sale or donating items that are not worth selling. Make sure to also decide what to do with certain items that movers will not move in their moving trucks.
Week 4: Pick a Good Company for Your Move
If you’re using a full-service moving company, get a few different quotes. It’s always best to check the market before committing to a moving company, especially if you’re looking to save money.
Research reputations online and request an in-home estimate for larger homes. Check licensing and ask for referrals from friends, family, or realtors.
Week 2-3: Start the Packing Process
Pack by room and label your packing boxes to stay organized. Keep packed boxes in each room and stage non-essential items in the garage.
Remember to pack your valuables and personal items yourself to ensure they arrive safely.
Week 1: Final Preparations
Organize your kitchen packing, which can be made easier by staying organized and using appropriate materials to ensure your fragile items remain intact.
Begin packing clothing, bedding, and other soft items. You can transport dressers with clothes inside, provided they are not too tightly packed, and the dresser is sturdy.
And if you’re moving on a tight schedule, contact Blue Bins to deliver your packing boxes straight to you right away!
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