Need help moving? Here at Plycon, we want to make sure you have everything you need in order to make your move easy and efficient. See our moving guide below!
Ready to Move?
We all know that moving can be A LOT of work. Depending on how many items you own and how much time you have, the moving process can usually take between 2-4 months to complete. This timeframe can seem daunting, but Plycon is here to help at every step of your move.
We have put together some resources for you, including guides and checklists to follow so that you can manage your move and know exactly what to do. Stress less with Plycon Transportation Group!
Outline of our Moving Guide:
- You Have Decided to Move. Now What?
- 1-2 Months Out From Moving Date
- 4-5 Weeks Out From Moving Date
- 2-3 Weeks Out From Moving Date
- 1 Week Out From Moving Date
- Move Out Day
- Moving in to Your New Home
- Checklists to Help with Your Move
You Have Decided to Move. Now What?
As soon as you have taken the leap to move, the planning process should commence. This will be a huge change, so make sure you give yourself at least 2-4 months to prepare.
The moving process can throw a lot of curveballs at you. It is important to stay organized as there are many things you will need to think about, such as packing materials, budgeting, using a moving service, finding storage, notifying companies of change in address, and more. Therefore, you may want to keep a journal or planner to keep notes and reminders to keep yourself organized during the move.
Create a Moving Budget
If you have never moved before, then you should know that it may be an expensive process. However, there is room to cut costs and limit your spending. It’s important that you take some time to determine how much you have to spend. You can save A LOT of money by hiring a moving company, such as Plycon transportation group, that can assist you with moving and limit your costs.
If you decide not to use a moving company and are tackling the move on your own, then taking into consideration the different expenses you may encounter including moving supplies, transportation, renting moving trucks, help with labor, storage containers or units, and more.
1.5-2 Months Out From Moving Date
It’s getting closer to your moving date and there are some important duties that need to be done, whether you have begun packing or not. Make sure you handle items involving your employer, children, doctors, and more. See below for more details:
New Job or Staying at Current Job
If you are moving because of a new job, then make sure you have notified your current employer or plan a date when you will put in your notice. If you are staying with your current employer, then make sure you put in for time off during your move and notify them that your address will be changing.
Notifying Educational Institutions & Medical Providers
For any children attending school, make sure you notify the school about your move and if necessary, register your child to a new school within the district of your new home. If you are changing doctors or healthcare providers, be sure to transfer all medical records for everyone in your family.
Preparing for Storage
Depending on where you are moving and how many items you are moving, you may want to think about purchasing a storage unit near your new home so that you can store your belongings temporarily, or put items in storage while you work on areas of your new home.
No matter where you are moving, you need to make sure you have the means of getting there. Therefore, take into consideration whether you will have to book a flight, book a hotel, schedule shipment of vehicles, etc.
4-5 Weeks Out From Moving Date
You may have started packing here and there, but now it’s time to start taking packing seriously. Start gather packing materials and supplies and determining what needs to be packed and what you will be getting rid of.
We have compiled some checklists below to help you with your packing and moving!
2-3 Weeks Out From Moving Date
Your moving date is right around the corner so you should get all of your affairs in order. Here are a few things you should do if necessary:
- Change your address with the post office and have your mail forwarded to your new address if necessary.
- For any services at your existing home (such as landscaping services), make sure to cancel them and set up new services to your new home.
- Be sure to cancel or update any community memberships, subscription services, and/or gym memberships.
- Update your address with any organizations or companies you are registered to.
Prepare for Travel (Long Distance Moves)
Confirm your travel plans and prepare any clothes, toiletries, and snacks you will need during your travels.
Wrap Up Any Tasks
Make sure to take care of any miscellaneous or last minute tasks, such as:
- Returning items to local stores
- Cancel or redirect scheduled deliveries
- Pay any outstanding fees
1 Week Out From Moving Date
This is the final week of your move and if you have been on top of things, then there should not be too much more to do. You will want to start winding down and packing up any last minute things. Start dwindling down and packing anything that you have left out for your final weeks in your home.
Make sure that everything is in order for your move and double check everything. This includes:
- Confirming any arrangements for children or pets during the move
- Make sure you have the keys to your new home and they are easily accessible upon arrival
- Finish packing your first night box (see below for checklist)
- Make sure to have cash on you if you plan on tipping anyone helping you with the move
- Keep an eye on the weather and make any adjustments if necessary
- Prepare a cooler with water and snacks to have for your travel and moving journey
Move Out Day is Here!
You did it! You made it to move out day. There are a few things you should know when it comes to the day of moving. If you are using a moving truck, then make sure to place items that should travel separately from the moving truck into your own personal vehicle.
If you are using a moving company, such as Plycon, make sure to meet and greet your movers. Let them know any important information and give them the rundown of your moving process.
Lastly, take a final walk-through of your home and make sure nothing is left behind. Make sure to turn off the lights and lock the doors behind you.
Moving in to Your New Home
You have been working hard the past few months to make it to this moment; moving into your new home. Here are some things to take into consideration when moving in to your new home:
- Make sure the floors are protected as you bring in furniture and boxes
- Direct movers where furniture and boxes should go
- Assemble and make your beds
- Use cleaning supplies and do some basic cleaning before starting to unpack
- Unpack any food items that you left in a cooler for the first night in your home
- Unpack your first night box
Your first night in your new home will be exciting, but you will probably be exhausted from the journey. Slowly start to settle into your new home in the next coming weeks. Unpack a little at a time and begin assembling any furniture. Declutter as you go and unpack things you know you will need immediately with the first few days of moving in.
Congratulate yourself on a job well done. You deserve it.
Checklists to Help with Your Move
We have compiled a few different checklists to help with your move, including things to keep in mind before your move, during, and after your move. See our checklists below!