Every successful household move begins with planning. If you want a smooth relocation, it’s best to plan your move in advance. From packing to transportation, you should coordinate the process ahead of time. 

However, you may not know the best way to plan for your upcoming household move in advance. Fortunately, we are an experienced moving company that has helped customers relocate. This article will cover some planning tips for your household move. 

Create a Packing Schedule

Packing can be a hassle if you try to complete everything in one day. If you want to make packing more manageable, you should break up the packing into smaller sections. A schedule is a good way to complete your packing with less stress.

Some methods of scheduling your packing include separating the packing into different rooms or the importance of an item. Once you’ve created your schedule, you should emphasize sticking to it to avoid last-minute packing. 

Cancel or Set Up Utilities 

Local utilities such as your internet or electricity should be canceled on the day of your move. When the moving day is arriving, you should contact your local utility company to state your desired cut-off date. 

By turning off your utilities, you can prevent paying for them after leaving the residence. Additionally, you can coordinate the setup of the utilities at your next destination by contacting your provider. 

Empty Your Pantry and Refrigerator of Food Items

Leading up to the moving day, you should strive to empty the food from your pantry and refrigerator. Residential movers can’t transport most food items, so you should eat them before the move.

Along with eating the food, you can donate excess food by giving back to local food banks in your area. However, these charity organizations typically accept unopened non-perishable food items. 

Make Arrangements for Children and Pets 

On moving day, it’s best to focus on hauling and coordinating your relocation. If you have children or pets, you should try to arrange for someone to watch them while you are handling the move.

In most cases, having someone watch your children or pets is possible during a local relocation. You should ask your friends and family early if they would be available, preventing last-minute issues with the move.

Begin Calling Moving Companies Now

If you have settled on moving, you should not hesitate to contact moving companies in your area. The more time the moving company has to plan your move, the bigger chance it is successful. 

During certain months, a moving company will be busier, and it can be difficult to schedule your relocation at the last minute. You should call a moving company several weeks before for the best results. 

Learn More About Our Moving Services Today

Don’s Moving & Storage is a full-service moving company helping Upstate and Western NY customers. If you want a smooth relocation, you can count on our local and long-distance movers for help.

Contact us today to request a free moving estimate. Call to speak with one of our friendly representatives or fill out the online quote form.