Moving Guide: 3-4 Weeks Before Your Moving Day

Moving Is 3-4 Weeks Away

At this point, your move is now coming just around the corner. At this point, you are going to nail down some details as you coordinate final details with your professional moving company.

Here are some of the things that you should be doing at this stage in your move process:

Be sure to let your movers know if there are any changes around your move date or if any of the details that you reviewed with your moving company during the in-house survey or phone inventory have changed.

Clarify with your mover if you are going to need any special or additional services for your move such as moving a piano or pool table, special packing for art or antiques and how much of the packing you want your movers to do – no packing, partial packing or full packing.

If you are going to require some additional storage for your household items at your destination, you should review these options with your moving company as well.

If you are shipping your car(s), you should finalize this reservation with your car shipping company or your moving company if they will be handling this for you. This is a good time to go through any of the final details related to the car move to make sure you have everything in order for their arrival to pick you’re your automobile(s).

We recommend that you use this time for a thorough cleaning and sorting process to identify those items that you can donate to goodwill or other local charities. You will probably be surprised at how many things you have accumulated that have no value to you or your family but will be wonderful donations to those in need.

Consider whether you will be able to move any of your houseplants. Some states prohibit moving houseplants so you may want to check with your moving company and make the decision whether to transport the plants or to give them to friends or neighbors.

This is a good time to get your pets to the veternarian and get all the annual shots and health certificates that you may need. Some states will require proof of up to date health certificates and rabies inoculations. Decide how best to transport your pet during your move and make appropriate arrangements. If you are moving long distances, you may want to consider some of the very respected animal moving companies such as Air Animal or Animal Land.

This is a good time to get your and your family to you dentist and/or eye doctor to get your routine check ups done. It may take a while for you to find new family dentists and doctors in your new city so it can be a good idea to take care of these things while you are still close to people you are comfortable with.

If you plan on utilizing outside storage facilities after your move, you should begin to do your research to get price quotes and availability. You can quickly and easily get multiple storage quotes. Your moving company may be able to provide you some storage and you can inquire with them relative to the options that they may be able to offer you.

While there is still a lot to do, just keep yourself organized and you will be able to get things in order as your move day approaches.