The Complete Hurst Moving Checklist and Timeline – Luke’s Moving Services
If you’re ready to relocate, this moving checklist and timeline is for you.
Moving is often made out to be a daunting task. It’s understandable, given the heavy workload involved and the process of putting your life in a temporary state of disarray.
However, our moving industry experience equips us to support you during this journey. Not only can we provide all the moving services, supplies, and solutions you need, but we offer helpful insights into the planning process.
If you’re moving to Hurst, our moving checklist and timeline can help. It’s valuable no matter where you’re heading, and our Hurst movers are here for you every step of the way. Relocating has never been easier or more orderly.
Three Months Out or More: Start Planning
Your move planning can start a few months before you ever get a box packed. In fact, the sooner you can contact our professional movers, the better. If we know about your move in advance, we can put you on the schedule and ensure you get all the time you need.
Calling us early on also gives us time to understand the size of your location, what we’ll be packing up, and which other services you may need. We can provide:
- Packing and unpacking
- Professional packing supplies
- Loading and unloading
- Transport in spacious moving trucks
When you contact us early on and share information about your move, we’ll know how many movers we’ll need to bring over and which supplies we’ll need for the job.
Now is also the time to start learning as much as possible about your new home. Even if you haven’t gotten to visit it personally yet, you can go off pictures and measurements to determine how much space we’ll be working with during your move.
Note whether or not there are stairs, porches, narrow doorways, or other points of interest that we will navigate as we help you load in.
What if You’re Moving on Short Notice?
It’s worth noting that our talented Hurst moving specialists can get you relocated even if you contact us closer to the big day. Ideally, you want to get in touch with us as soon as possible. But if you have a short-term moving need arise, we can still help you.
The key is always to connect with us and provide as much information as possible. Reach out today to get your free moving estimate – we’re always happy to help with your moving journey.
Research Your New Area Thoroughly
You’ll need to know about the layout of your new home so we can help you move in and unpack. But beyond just knowledge of your future residence, you should know about your new community in advance. The further out you start reaching the area, the better.
Whether it’s a move to Hurst or anywhere else, make sure you know where the most important locations are in relation to your new home. These include:
- Doctors, dentists, and vets
- Grocery stores and restaurants
- Schools if you have children
- Emergency services
You should also research the area’s recreational options. Find out where the parks, shops, museums, and theaters are nearby, so you can reward yourself after arriving.
One Month Out: Work Out the Finer Details
A month out from your move, and you should have your location secured, your moving company booked, and your new area researched. What comes next?
You know you’ve got us at your service to handle the packing and loading. Now is a good time to make a packing list. Consider going room by room, and making a note of everything that’s going. This can keep moving day organized, and eliminate worries about leaving items behind.
Once your list is made, you can annotate any special concerns you have about specific items. We move everything from delicate antiques to furniture and even pianos. If you’ve got questions about how an item will be handled during the process, you can always call and chat with us.
That’s another important point to cover when you reach the point of a month before your move. By this time, some changes may have occurred. Maybe you’ve decided you’re not taking all your items with you, or your date has been changed. Notify your Hurst movers of any changes so we can keep a proper plan in order for your relocation.
Prepare Your New Location Ahead of Time
Even though your new location hasn’t been filled up with your belongings yet, you can still start the process of preparing the area. One way to do this is to call ahead to set up utilities, such as:
- Electric and heat
- Water and sewage
- Garbage pickup
- Internet and phone
When you call to set up your utilities, you can call ahead with a date to cancel the ones at your current location. The benefit of doing this a month or at least a few weeks in advance is that it gives plenty of time for everything to be set up.
Begin Preparing Yourself Mentally
With a month or less until the big day, the reality of your relocation can come pulling up like a massive moving truck. The weight of the change can feel as heavy as a load of moving boxes, so how can you prepare?
Since by this point you’ve already got moving help and you’ve taken steps to learn the new area and set it up for utilities, continue to remind yourself that this is a time to be grateful and that an amazing new life awaits you.
One Week Out: Prepare for the Trip
You check the calendar, and it’s only a week until the big day arrives. You are eager with anticipation, so how do you prepare when your move is right around the corner?
Remember that even though we’re handling the packing, loading, and transport for you, this is still a very energy-consuming process for you to go through. In the week leading up to your move, make sure to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest.
About a week or two out from your move is the best time to complete a change of address. You can set up your mail to forward at this USPS link, and expect it to arrive at the new address in 7-10 days. If you want to do this further in advance, you can set the forward dating accordingly.
If you’re moving a substantial distance, it’s a good time to say goodbye to your neighbors now before the big day arrives.
Have Your New Location Cleaned
They say a clean house is a happy house. When you arrive at your new location, you want it to feel like home. Not only does this mean having your mail in the mailbox, but it means having a location that’s clean and welcoming.
Scheduling a deep cleaning of the location about a week before moving in is ideal. This ensures the unit will be sanitized and spotless, and leave several days for the odors of cleaning products to dissipate. By cleaning before having us move all your items in, you ensure the whole location is treated, especially those hidden corners and hard-to-reach areas.
Double Check and Prepare the Essentials
When moving day rolls around, you want to make sure you have everything you need. Start out by double-checking accommodations and locations. Make sure your new location is ready to go. If you’ve booked a hotel stay in the interim, double-check those arrangements as well.
Even though we’re handling all the packing for you, there is one tote you should pack and keep with you during moving day – your essentials box. This should contain:
- Healthy snacks and water
- Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies
- Toys for your kids and pets
- Medications and first-aid supplies
- Money and credit cards
- Essential documents and keys
These are the items you’ll want to have close by you at all times. When you go into moving day with the essentials near to you, you’ll have an easier and more enjoyable time.
Moving Day: Getting on the Road to Your New Home
Moving day has arrived – are you ready? The first step is to make sure the area is clear to work in. Plan to keep your kids or pets with you, or make other arrangements for them during the day. This allows us to streamline your moving process and get you on your journey faster.
Now that you’ve got your loved ones taken care of and your essentials box nearby, it’s time to grab that moving list we talked about earlier. As your Hurst moving specialists box up your items, you can go down the list to make sure everything is accounted for.
Some additional moving day strategies we like to use include:
- Labeling boxes for easy tracking and unpacking
- Packing the truck for max space and property protection
- Grouping like items together for easy sorting
Our strategies, combined with your moving list, will create the perfect procedure to get all your items packed and loaded up in an orderly fashion. The best moving day experience is the one where everything runs smoothly.
We’ll provide all the labor, boxes, packing materials, and transportation you need for this process. Even if something out of the ordinary does happen, our licensed and insured movers are prepared to handle it. You can count on the best experience when you work with us.
What to Do After You Arrive
Once you’ve arrived at your new location, moving day still isn’t over. Before your loved ones and pets run into their new home with excitement, take a minute to complete a quick check of the area. Make sure there are no loose nails, mouse traps, chemicals, or other hazards around.
Check to see if all your utilities are working, and double check the doors, windows, and locks. After you’ve verified the area is safe and sound, we can begin unpacking your items. You’ve probably studied the area and planned where you want everything, so you can direct our movers accordingly to unload your items and set your new location up.
Another helpful tip is to label rooms when you arrive, or before, and match these labels on your moving list. This lets us know which items go where, so we can streamline the process of getting you unpacked quickly and efficiently.
Cultivate a Sense of Gratitude
Our Hurst moving list brings plenty of technical information, but a lot of the task of moving is more mental. Uprooting your life, transporting your belongings, and settling down in a new location can be a big life change. Make sure you take time to be grateful for the process.
After all, getting to move to a new place is a blessing. Despite the work that goes into getting there, be thankful that you have the chance to start this new chapter. We know we’re grateful whenever we get to take part in this moving journey with our customers.
We’re thankful for everyone who chooses us as their relocation partner, and we can promise you’ll be glad you trusted the team at Luke’s to manage your move.
Call Luke’s Moving Services for Your Moving Needs
We hope our Hurst moving guide and checklist serves you well during your next relocation. Moving is a process that can seem a little overwhelming at first, but once you break it down into steps, everything becomes much more manageable.
This is especially true when you turn to the fine team here at Luke’s Moving Services. Our relocation specialists are:
- Fully licensed and insured
- Equipped with professional supplies
- Very familiar with the Dallas-Fort Worth area
- Rated an A+ with the BBB
- Rated highly by past customers
We’re prepared to offer packing, unpacking, loading, unloading, and transport. We also bring all the equipment, packing materials, and everything else required for the process. When you call on us, you won’t have to worry about tracking a ton of responsibilities – we provide so much value that we eliminate many of the concerns of moving.
When you call on us, you check off many of the tasks on the typical moving list. It’s a perfect way to free up your time, speed up your move, and build up your excitement to approach your new destination. Ready to get started? Contact us today for a free moving quote!