House Moving? Texas Move-It Professional House Movers
Save your time and money, check out this awesome ToDo list we created for you before your house moving project!
THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO MOVING
If possible, plan your move Outside of the busy season (late Spring and summer months).
Most movers are booked during this time, which makes it hard to hire the right mover for you.
Survey your house (don’t forget the garage, attic, shed and Basement).
Start making mental lists of items that will not be moving with you, a garage sale or donating to Goodwill is always a good option.
TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO MOVING
Contact schools, doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants to obtain copies of your personal records.
Start interviewing movers, you’ll want to get up to Five Estimates for comparison.
Check moving companies reviews online, rates and choose your Best fit.
ONE MONTH PRIOR TO MOVING
Book your move with your chosen local movers! order boxes and Supplies to start packing if you are planning on packing yourself.
Submit a change of address form to the Post Office (USPS.com).
Prepare an inventory list of single-packed items that will be stored or moved.
Contact your utility, phone, newspaper, and magazine subscription companies to discontinue/re-establish service at your old and new addresses.
Secure insurance for your move.
All movers provide a minimal Level of liability (buzzword for “insurance.”)
But you’ll want to buy additional insurance from your mover to make sure you are covered.
Order checks from your bank with your new address.
Arrange for childcare or pet care on move day, if needed.
Start packing items that you won’t need immediately.
TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVING
Dispose of items that cannot be moved or belongings you prefer to leave behind.
Dispose properly of hazardous waste.
Order refills on prescriptions and contacts.
It’s a very stressful time and you want to make sure you’ll have what you need with you, especially if it’s a must take medication.
Contact the building management or the owner of your house (if rented);
Ask if there is anything that need to be done before your upcoming house moving project.
(Painting walls, Repairs, or any other concerns that can be a set back).
ONE WEEK PRIOR TO MOVING
Pay all your bills and make sure you’re not leaving any dues behind.
Alert neighbors that the moving trucks are coming, and that noise might occur.
Drain all water hoses around your house, also drain all gas from lawnmowers, leaf and snow blowers, please make sure that all oil is drained too.
If there are major appliances you’re willing to move with you (Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Deep Freezer)...
Do not try to disconnect them from their electric power or from the water sources, our professional movers will do it for you.
(some Appliances can be very heavy, causing you serious body harm, do not attempt to Move them by yourself).
Pack a “FIRST NIGHT” box including all your personal items such as a tooth brush, some clothes, keys, checkbook, phone chargers…
Confirm childcare to make sure kids will be away, when our movers are working, we prefer the house to be as empty as possible;
We need the space in order to move items around, and have easy access to all rooms inside the resident.
Confirm your movers, give them a call and make sure all the details they have are correct;
Especially the moving from address, the moving to address, and the rate you were given initially.
ONE DAY PRIOR TO MOVE
Pack any last minute items such as cleaning products and items you haven’t packed yet;
go between all rooms and closets around the house and make sure all your household items that can fit in a box, made it into a box.
Call one more time to your moving company (hopefully its us) and reconfirm your move and all the relevant details that comes with it;
Such as the start time of your house moving project, hourly rate and any additional fees you agreed upon, way of payment, and any other concern you might have with your upcoming move.
Make sure that someone is available at your residence to receive and greet the moving crew;
That person will also need to be able to sign the contract indicating Start time, billing info and other details relating to your house moving project.
If your house is in a gated community or condominium, notify the management office of the mover’s anticipated arrival time and make sure they will let them in.
Record all utility meter readings (gas, electric, water).
Review the bill of lading and inventory sheet one last time.
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Need some more tips? Check our packing guide page!