How To Prepare
Moving for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. To help with the process, we’ve laid out a checklist that will help you plan out the the move and have you better prepared. Following this list will save you time and money, and make the transition easier.
- Determine Your Needs Write a list of your needs. Are you moving into a 1 bedroom home? Will you need extra rooms for family? Is the kitchen smaller then you have now? How many closets do you want? These questions help you get a better understanding about items you can bring with you.
- Enlist Friends and Family to Help Ask your friends and family to assist with sorting and packing items. If you are unable to bring all of your belongings and furniture, ask your family if they would like to take anything. They can also help you with donating and selling unwanted items. Make sure to contact family and friends in advanced so they can make time to help. If they aren’t able to help, you can contact us and we can come out and give you a free assessment.
- Plan Furniture Placement Before moving into your new home, ask for a blueprint of the space. This will give you a better idea on what can fit and where furniture can be placed. Measure your furniture ahead of time so there are less surprises on move day. Keep an ongoing list of items to donate, trash, or sell.
- Research Moving Services If you are not moving yourself, or with the help of friends and family, Start researching professional moving companies. Make sure the pricing fits into your budget. Not all moving companies are the same. Cheapest is not always the best. Also ask for their insurance information. We not only can we carefully move your items, we will place the items where you want and unpack your things!
- Notify Current Doctors If you are moving to a different town that’s far away, or out of state, you will need to notify your doctors and ask for recommendations.
- Schedule the Movers You should schedule the movers 6 weeks ahead of time as most companies are already booked before this time. Get quotes from the top 3-4 companies on your list and choose the one that best fits your needs.
- Host a Tag Sale Tag sales are great ways to get rid of unwanted items while making a little extra money on the side. Your friends and family should be able to help with coordinating the sale.
- Donate Possessions Donate any unwanted lightly used items to donation centers like Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity. Some places offer pick up services, which will save you time.
- Notify Post Office Notify the post office to add a forwarding address to your new home. This way you won’t miss any important mail.
- Prep the New Home After moving, you may need to prepare the new home to accommodate your needs. Some modifications may be needed, such as installing an electric stair lift, installing a walk-in shower, installing safety rails, installing an outdoor ramp, and more. We can help with any home modification needed and will come out for free to estimate the work needed.