You’ve decided when and where you’re moving, but now you need to sketch out all of the steps between today and your move-in date. Where should you start? Creating a moving timeline is the perfect way to keep yourself on track and ensure that you are ready to make the journey to your new home or apartment.

8 Weeks Before Moving

  • Go through your storage unit, basement and attic to see if there is anything you don’t want to take with you. Now is the time to coordinate donation pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Call Perry Moving and Storage to schedule moving day services from the best in the business.
  • Talk to your accountant or tax preparation professional to see if any of your moving expenses will be tax deductible.
  • If you are moving out of the area, find a dentist and doctor in your insurance network in your new location.
  • If your child will be moving to a new school district, you should talk to their current school about transferring their records.

6 Weeks Before Moving

  • Declutter your home and complete an inventory that lists everything you will be keeping.
  • Start letting people know about your move, including friends, family and colleagues. This is also the perfect time to schedule a going-away party.
  • If you are tackling packing on your own, this is a good time to purchase moving supplies to make the process as seamless as possible. Don’t put getting boxes off until the last minute!

4 Weeks Before Moving

  • Contact your utility companies (electricity, internet, water, gas, etc.) and other service providers to disconnect service and set it up at your new address.
  • Start packing all seasonal items and things that you will not need to access over the next month.
  • If you are moving to another city and driving a long distance, coordinate travel arrangements and hotel reservations for your trip.
  • Organize all important documents in a central location so that nothing goes missing.

2 Weeks Before Moving

  • Contact your financial institutions to give them your updated address.
  • Have your vehicles serviced to make sure that they are ready to make the trip.
  • Pack up your remaining things and finish donating, selling or giving away anything that you won’t be taking with you.
  • Ensure that your utilities and services are all disconnected and reconnected at your new address on your moving date.
  • Contact Perry Moving to confirm your schedule.

Perry Moving & Storage Is Here to Help with Your Moving-Related Tasks

Are you hitting the road to move to your new home? Perry Moving & Storage is the preferred moving and storage company of Baltimore and Washington businesses and homeowners. To learn more about our short-term and long-term storage options and get a quote, call us today at (410) 799-0022.