Archive for February 18, 2012

What To Do In the Weeks Before Moving

Written by admin on February 18, 2012. Posted in Houston move, Move

If you are moving, then you likely have a ton of things racing through your head. You need to find a mover, cancel phone and cable service and set it up in your new place, set up a change of address with the post office, and handle all of the other important tasks that must be accomplished before the actual move occurs. Finding a mover should be your first order of business.

You should call a moving company at least a few months before the move. There are many things to consider and many things that must be accomplished with the mover, so you will need as much time as you can for this to occur. You also want to do some pretty thorough research on moving companies in your area. There is a lot to choose from, and you want to make sure that you are hiring the best company possible.

As you are choosing a moving business, you should start to assess your home and all of its contents. At this point, you might want to consider having a garage sale for the items that you decide not to take with you. The profits that you make from this sale can help you pay for the various moving costs that you will encounter along the way. If you go with a company that will box up everything for you, then start to make piles throughout your home based on things like size and category. Try to make it as easy for the movers as possible when they are packing up your home.

A few weeks before you are moving, you should get all of your utilities in order. Call your cable provider, telephone company, power company, waste management business and any other service provider to change your address. While you are on the phone, if you will be staying in town then you can transfer service to your new place. Otherwise, cancel it and call all of these providers that cover your next home.

This also is a good time to start cleaning up your home for its next tenants. Make sure that you honor everything in your contract as far as the level of cleanliness that you leave your home in before moving, including fixing any repairs and taking care of any replacements of items. A few days before, you can sit back and relax as you anticipate your move.