1. Lets get it started.
Make sure you have correct address of your arrival. Fill out a change of address form in person or online for all bills and payments, including utilities, cable/internet providers, banks, insurance companies, doctors, dentists, magazines, newspapers, etc. Order checks from your bank with your new address.
2. Continue preparation.
Order refills on prescriptions and contacts. Contact the building management to schedule use of the elevators, if you live in an apartment or condo. Make sure that someone is available at your residence to receive the moving company. If in a gated community or condominium, notify the management office of the mover’s anticipated arrival time.
3. Scale down.
Save yourself time, energy and moving costs by honestly assessing contents of every room. Identify items you use every day, sometimes and hardly ever. Consider letting go of staff you don’t need and won’t use. It will be a relief when it comes time to unpack. You can donate some of your unwanted items, so you can claim a tax deduction at the end of the year.
4. Organization is important.
Stay organized by establishing a system. Tackle each area or room at a time with a pen, black marker and packing materials. This will help you save time and help get things done before the move day. To make sure that you can find everything when you are ready to unpack, make sure that you label all sides of the box (skip the top).
6. Personal kit.
Place essential items in separate box like medication, cleaning supplies, light bulbs, toilet paper, garbage bags, a change of clothes, etc., so that you have immediate access to them. You might want to include phone chargers, laptops and remote controls in this bag as well. If you’ll be moving into the evening, pack pajamas and some clean sheets to make your bed. If you’ll be working the next day, pack an outfit for work.
7. Be ready for and treat your movers.
With a moving company, be ready and packed before the crew arrives. If you are scrambling for boxes you will only delay your move and end up costing you more money. If you’re moving on a hot day, your moving crew will appreciate a nice cold drink.
8. Protect your assets.
Secure insurance for your move. When it comes to your valuables find a safe place to store them on moving day. Purchase additional insurance for anything that’s valuable or breakable if you are using a moving company.
9. Make sure you are ready to move in.
When you move to a new place, it is important to make sure you understand how the transfer of utility bills are going to be handled. You also want to make arrangement to have your phone line, cable, and Internet installed shortly after you move in.
10. Be ready to connect it all back.
Use camera to take a picture of all electronic connections. It will be easier to reconnect them to if you can visually see where all the wires go. Do the same for other items or even rooms. It might be nice to have some tried-and-true systems to go by when you set up your new place.