Moving Blog
December 28, 2022

Moving Day Will Be Here Soon!

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group

Planning for a moveWhat is the saying about time flying when you are having fun? Well, we aren’t positive if moving usually counts as “fun”, but the time leading up to moving day certainly does seem to disappear in a blink. So, moving day is merely a week away and you probably have loose ends to tie up. Hopefully, you have been preparing for moving day for the last few months and merely will need a few suggestions concerning what you ought to be doing the final week prior to your move. If so, read on …

1) Unplug

Right now is the time to consider each of the appliances which will be going with you. The refrigerator as well as freezer shall need ample time to allow to defrost ahead of your move, so you might want to proceed and clean them out as well as unplug them. A few washers and dryers may merely be unplugged and then moved, however others might require a professional to unhook the gas line along with other details to transport. Consult your moving company regarding the simplest means to move these items. Also, give some thought regarding how you could be moving your flat screen TV and other electronics and plan accordingly.

2) Finish Packing

If the professional movers shall be packing for you, it is okay to disregard this pointer, but if you shall be packing by yourself, go on reading. By now, you might have packed up all your non-essential things. Presently is the time to get moving on a lot of the more essential items. Make sure to sort through each and every closet and cabinet to be sure that you are not forgetting anything. Now is also a good time to verify the attic, basement, garage as well as shed. All power tools should be drained of gasoline, because your moving company possibly cannot move them otherwise.

3) Compile an Essentials Box

Post a long day or several days of moving, the last thing you would want to do is sort through cartons to find things that you need for your first night in your new house. Compile an essentials box which contains items such as toiletries, bed sheets, bathroom towels, kitchen essentials, toilet paper, basic cleaning supplies, and so forth.

You should additionally pack a separate box or bag which includes stuff which you might require directly up until moving day. This box or bag may have things like medicines, change of clothes, snacks for the trip, and so on.

4) Get in Touch with Your Utility Providers

Now should a good time to contact your utility providers to inform them of your move. Should you be moving nearby, you might be able to simply transfer your service from your old residence to your new house. Yet, should your move be long-distance, you should find out from your providers exactly what you need to do to cancel your service. You definitely don’t want to be charged for utility usage at your previous residence after you are no longer living there.

5) Verify with Your Movers

You should have formerly decided on a moving company and scheduled moving day, however now is a perfect time to contact your mover and establish if everything is ready on their end. Check to see if they want any new or further specifics from you, and you will want to ask them all final questions that are on your brain. If anything has changed on the belongings which you are planning to move, presently would be a great time to alert your moving company about those items. The last thing anyone wants is surprises on moving day!

If you have got any questions on the tasks you should or shouldn’t be doing leading up to moving day, A-1 Freeman Moving Group is happy to assist. Contact us today!!


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