Moving Tips for 6-8 Weeks Before Moving

  • Organization is the key for a smooth move and this is the time to start getting the details of your move.

  • This is the time to decide what items you wish to transport to your new home. If you decide to dispose of items that you don’t need you should either donate them to a charity or consider having a garage sale. Advertise the garage sale locally. Team up with your neighbors who want to sell some of their old belongings, and plan a large neighborhood “sale”.

  • Start collecting suitable moving and packing supplies if you plan to do your own packing or partial packing. You can purchase all these materials from Movement Pro Van Lines. All boxes that you purchase from us are specially designed for the moving industry to prevent any damages to your belongings. Getting boxes from other sources may create some difficulties when packed in the van. These boxes may be of unusual sizes and they may not be strong enough to prevent damages to items packed inside.

  • Think about your new home layout and start thinking about where you’ll place the furniture. Create a floor plan of your new home that will prevent the stress of making decisions when your furniture arrives at your new home.

  • Get familiar with your new community. Request information on schools, community programs, parks and recreation from the local Chamber of Commerce.

  • All travel arrangements (hotel, flights, car rental, etc.) for your family should be made at this time. Try to keep your plan as flexible as possible to accommodate any schedule changes or delays.

  • Finalize all real estate and rental needs.

  • Contact your insurance agent to transfer medical, property, fire and auto insurance.

  • All medical and dental records should be placed in a safe and accessible place. Be sure to include prescription, vaccination records, and eyeglass specifications.

  • Plan on taking all important documents, such as wills, stock certificates, and other ‘one-of-a-kind’ items (jewelry, coin collection, photos etc.).