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How To Prepare For A Household Move

A household move can be a really difficult project and must be planned in advance with several weeks. Moving is less of a burden when you break down the tasks into several to-do lists, preferable for each week. In order to make your move manageable, you must be really organized.  Read our guide on how to prepare for a household move and if you require help, hire some of the best movers in Los Angeles.

Each move has several phases:

  • moving couplePreparation
  • Packing
  • Labeling and Managing Your Inventory
  • Moving In

Things to do with 5-8 weeks in advance:

  • Research moving companies with the Better Business Bureau and get recommendations from friends and family who have recently moved.
  • Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as you prepare to work with a moving company.
  • Consider extra insurance coverage you may need for your move.
  • If you are moving to a new area, research banks, doctors, and schools.
  • Get estimates in writing from at least three licensed moving companies.
  • Make a list of businesses you will need to contact in order to change your address.
  • Get the packing process started by assessing your closets and getting rid of clothing that doesn’t fit or you no longer want.
  • If you have children, work with the current and future school to transfer school records and make plans for a quick and smooth transition.
  • Begin packing items that aren’t used frequently.

Things to do 1-4 weeks in advance:

  • Fill out an official change-of-address form with the U.S. Post Office.
  • Consult your list of businesses and services and make address changes on all accounts.
  • Confirm all paperwork with your chosen mover and double check that the proper insurance is in place to cover your valuables.
  • Gather valuable paperwork, jewelry, and small family heirlooms. Keep these special items separate from your moving boxes and make a plan for transporting them by hand or via a trackable shipping service with insurance.
  • If you are moving major appliances, make sure that they’re cleaned, unplugged, and ready to go.
  • Freezers need to be defrosted and you may need a professional to disconnect gas lines on particular appliances.

And there are many other things to do before the move. Let our professional movers help you and give you valuable tips.  Hire us!