bay area household packing tips

When it comes to residential moving, it is important that you have a week-by-week checklist that will help ensure you don’t forget any important tasks you need to attend to before the actual moving day.

Things to do prior to your moving day

8 weeks prior

8 weeks prior to your designated moving day is usually the most ideal time to decide whether or not you are going to employ the services of packing and moving companies. In case you do, you will have to search for a reputable company that will do all the hard work for you. Other details you should attend to at this point include informing your employer of your intended move and making a budget.

6 weeks prior

At this point, you should start to do some packing and separate the items you intend to move with from those you don’t. Once you do this, you could have a yard sale to raise some cash which you can use in your new place.

Also, this would be a perfect time to gather any documentation from your doctors, associate organizations, or any other institutions. Furthermore, if you are not moving far away, you could perhaps visit your future residence to confirm all is well and you can proceed with preparations for the move.

4 weeks prior

In case you do not intend to use the services of a moving company (which is not usually advised), then this would probably be the right time for you to start contacting your friends and family to inform them that you will need their help in the near future.

However, if you are planning to hire the services of a professional company for your upcoming move, then this would be the correct time to buy any relevant items that may be needed on the actual day such as moving boxes.

2 weeks prior

This is when you should sit down with your family and discuss with them what is going to happen in the next couple of weeks. Another thing you should do is to get in touch with your movers to make sure they are ready and all set for the big day.

1 week prior

This is the time you should start disassembling items that need to be shipped in pieces, place your collectibles in a safe place, and properly pack any important documentation.

2 days prior

At this point, you should be done with all your packing requirements, and are simply waiting for the moving day to arrive.

Moving day

On moving day, your Pleasanton movers will do most of the work. Your main job will be to explain what you expect, and keep your travel and need-now items separate to avoid them being shipped with everything else.

Bay Area Household Packing and Residential Moving Services

In addition to the timeline provided, Movers N Shakers are Bay Area residential movers who can assist you with any other moving services that you may need. Contact us today at (877) 797-4253 or contact us online for a free moving quote.