The Daymakers Moving & Storage crew created an ultimate moving & packing guide to help homeowners like you have a stress-free move. Use our timeline to better prepare for and manage your move – plus, uncover hacks that will make your moving day even better.
2 Months Before
Toss out, donate, sell, and give away items you don’t need (you know, the items you haven’t touched in over a year)
Request estimates from a few moving companies and read customer reviews to help you pick the best one (like Daymakers – we promise you’ll like what you see).
Locate important records like birth certificates, passports, school and vet records, etc., so they don’t get misplaced during the move.
45 Days Before
Gather FREE moving supplies – including boxes and packing paper (from your friends at Daymakers).
Pack up things that you don’t need, like home decor, books, and out-of-season clothing.
Notify your bank, utility companies, and internet providers that you’re moving.
1 Month Before
Contact your home insurance provider to ensure you have coverage the day you move into your new home.
Set up mail forwarding with USPS, so you don’t miss out on any mail or packages.
Wrap up any last-minute home repairs so you can focus on packing for the next few weeks.
2 Weeks Before
Schedule a babysitter or a dog sitter for your two- and four-legged family members.
Stop buying frozen foods and start eating through what you have to avoid waste.
Set up a final walkthrough with your landlord (if applicable).
Few Days Before
Clean rooms as you finish packing and empty them out.
Create a first-aid kit to have on hand for any moving day mishaps.
Pack an overnight bag with necessities so you know where to find your must-haves.
Do a final walkthrough of your empty house to make sure you didn’t forget anything.
Make sure you have your cell phone, phone charger, and new house keys on hand at all times.
Note meter readings at your old house before you leave and when you get to your new house.
Order takeout for dinner and enjoy the memories of settling your family into your new home.
We hope this roadmap gives you peace as you start your moving process. We understand how stressful moving can be, so Daymakers Moving & Storage is here to help. Grab a FREE quote right from our website today and let’s get this journey started!