Moving Timetable - Movers Guide
A moving timetable can help you to reduce the stress that is usually associated with moving. Making a move timetable in writing can force you to plan your move systematically, and this will help you to save time as well as money.
Once you make a moving schedule, you will remember to take the necessary steps at the right time. Carry your moving checklist with you and keep adding items to it as and when you think of them.
Moving time table -- Eight weeks before the move
You need to decide about whether you want to rent a truck and drive it yourself. This is the cheapest option, but it involves a lot of hard work.
You can opt to make a more expensive self service move that involves loading your things in a truck, trailer, or crate that the mover will drop at your home. After you have loaded your things in it, the mover will collect it and deliver it at the destination, where your can unload your things.
You can also opt for the most expensive option, which is a full service move, and let the movers handle all the hard work.
Start looking for suitable moving services. Obtain quotes from at least three movers, and check their track record by calling up references. Make sure that they are licensed and insured.
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Timetable for moving -- Four weeks before the move
Get quality moving supplies and start packing the things that you don’t need immediately. Label each moving box and mention the room where it is meant to be placed in your new home.
Get a floor plan of your new home and mark the places where you want each piece of furniture to be placed.
You can have a garage sale for things that you don’t need, and donate the rest. Make a list of all the people who need to be notified about your move.
Collect important documents like birth certificates, passports, marriage licenses, deeds, tax records and medical records. Have your car serviced and inspected.
Timetable for house moving -- Two weeks before the move
Inform utility companies, trash collectors, newspaper services and other service providers about when you want them to discontinue or transfer their services. Make arrangements to have the electricity and phone disconnected as soon as you have moved.