A Simple City to City Moving Checklist
A successful city to city move is all about the planning. If you follow the proper steps to organize your own time, backed by hiring the best area residential movers, your chances of success are high.
Check out this simple city to city checklist in preparing your relocation no matter how big or small:
Step 1: Set a Moving Budget
First, make sure you’re 100% positive that a move to another city is the right thing to do at this time of your life. Weigh the pros and cons. Assuming the answer is yes, it’s time to set up a budget. Use an app or create a spreadsheet to allocate funds for your move, making sure you have line items for:
- Base moving fee
- Optional charges
- Packing and moving supplies
- Multiple-day moving costs: Overnight stays at hotels, meals, etc.
- Child and pet care for day of move
- Cleaning supplies
- Time off work
- Utility set-up
- New furniture and household items
Step 2: Learn About Your Destination City
You’re likely moving to a city you’ve never been to before or don’t know much about. On top of securing a job there, you have to find a new doctor for the family, new schools, etc. You’ll have to scope out a new home, so finding a real estate agent to help in your search is important. Learn all you can about the new city or town, including cost of living, housing costs, career prospects, etc.
Step 3: Create a Personal Moving Calendar
This will help you organize your time throughout the entire moving process. Include a detailed moving timeline that contains all the tasks you must complete prior to the big day. Prioritize them in order for optimal results.
Step 4: Get Visual Cost Estimates From Movers
Once you have done your research and selected a few reputable movers, have them come over to perform a visual cost estimation and risk assessment. This will give you the most accurate cost estimate possible, rather than one done simple over the phone. Get the estimates in writing. Further narrow your company search by reading customer reviews, and checking their reliability online at the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Better Business Bureau, and the American Moving and Storage Association. Make a choice and tell them your moving date.
Step 5: To Pack or Not to Pack?
Now you have to decide if you will be packing your own belongings or if you want to hire the movers to do it. If you have the extra cash and are short on time or supplies, paying for a professional packer will give you peace of mind. They have many years of experience, plus they’re insured and come equipped with all the right supplies and equipment to get the job done right.
Step 6: Inventory Your Home
This is the perfect time to inventory everything in your home. Get rid of items you no longer use, as fewer items to move = reduced overall costs for you.
Step 7: Stay in Touch
Contact your movers about a week before moving day to ensure you’re all on the same page.
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Contact us in Hurst, TX for a free estimate on moving services or feel free to fill out our online form. We give you attentive service by professional movers who serve the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area.