There are many things to do when moving, so it can get overwhelming and disorganized very quickly. Isaac’s is here to help with a checklist for different thing to remember and plan before the big day starting 4-6 weeks before and up to the day before the move.
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Use an extra bedroom or a free space in your house as a work area to pack boxes and keep empty boxes and supplies. As you pack move/store packed boxes in an accessible area so the movers can get to them and get to the larger items like furniture.
If you have young kids, then it would be a good idea to have someone watch them on the actual day. Also arrange a place for your pets to go during that day.
Arrange the disconnection and re-connection of gas, electricity, cable, telephone, and internet.
Keep school and work informed
If you are remaining at the same job, remind your employer about time off. If you are moving to a new company, confirm your arrival date is noted. If your children are changing schools, make sure both schools are informed. Have the old school transfer your children’s records to the new one.
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Make a list of people and organizations that you want to inform about your new address. You can forward mail by registering at the post office or online. (also remember to fill out change of address forms for banks, credit cards, organizations, bills, magazines, etc.).
Check on the details like pick up time, delivery date and time and the addresses of your old and new home so you are sure when your belongings will be delivered to the new place and what time to expect the movers.
Know what method you are using to pay the movers whether it is cash, check, or credit card
Plan your meals
Decide what you will be eating for the next week, so you only buy what is necessary in order to avoid throwing away too much food. Plan to use up all remaining food items including those in refrigerator/freezer.
Pack a travel suitcase or bag.
Set aside any essentials you want to take with you during the travel such as toiletries, clothes, a good book.
Make a box of things you will need as soon as you get to the new house- bed linen, towels, plates, utensils, tools etc. Either carry these things with you or have the box easily accessible in the truck.
Disconnect any appliance and electronics, and remove bulbs from any lamps. If you are unsure how to disconnect something, call a professional.
Make sure both of these are defrosted and dry before being transported.
Have food prepared for moving day, so all kitchen appliances can be packed.
Make sure everything is packed if you are doing it yourself. Click here for packing tips.
Your moving file and all the keys you need
Directions and/or a map for you and the movers to find your new location
Any essential items you may need while your goods are in transit
It can be tough for children to adjust to all of the changes that come with moving. Here are some tips to help:
In general, moving companies do not accept liability for safe transport of plants. Additionally, some states have rules about transporting certain plants. Check with a consultant at Isaac’s to see if your plants can be a part of the move.
Having a pet while moving can become an added challenge. Here are some things you can do to alleviate some of the stress:
If you are traveling by car:
If you are traveling by air:
Isaac’s provides a wide range of transport solutions to ship vehicles. Ask your consultant for more details about your specific vehicle:
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