When it comes time to prepare for moving to the next stage in your life, a lot of things need to be done in order to ensure a safe and smooth transition. As your professional movers, we have the experience to get everything done quickly and efficiently. Abe Lincoln Movers specializes in a wide range of moving services. While our moving company is able to help with the entire packing process, we understand the desire to handle and prepare all of your own things. One way to make the entire process simpler and less stressful is to create a checklist that also happens to serve as a timetable for getting everything done. As Colorado’s residential moving specialists, we’ve seen it all. One common issue is that people put tasks off until it is crunchtime. This checklist is not absolute in terms of time, but it can be very helpful for getting procrastinators to prepare for moving day!

Two Months Out

With eight weeks to go, it’s time to begin preparing for your move. One way to start is to determine whether or not you’ll be utilizing local movers for the job. It’s recommended to call around and take several quotes, creating a clearer picture of how much moving services will cost. The sooner you book a day with a local moving company, the better. Make sure to research each company to ensure that you will be receiving quality services.

Now would also be a good time to begin downsizing. Moving is an opportune time to distinguish between valuable possessions and items that are simply not used. Being aggressive at this point can help to free up a lot of space and simplify your entire move. Utilizing organization can also help. We recommend starting a folder, binder, or notebook that can act as your master file during the move. This file can hold receipts, quotes, and detailed inventories of your possessions. Creating a list for each room can be helpful for breaking a large task down into more manageable sizes.

Six Weeks to Go

Six weeks is a good time to take stock of your moving supplies and prepare accordingly. Abe Lincoln Movers provides all of the tools you’ll need, but for people electing to pack their own possessions, be sure to stock up. Procuring the correct amount of tape and number of boxes will make the entire moving process easier. Your list should cover specialty or fragile items that will need their own provisions as well.

If you can access your new place, now would be a good time to visit and collect mathematical information. Knowing the size and dimensions of your new home will help to figure out what can be brought and whether or not special precautions will need to be taken, such as bringing a grand piano into an apartment.

While it is important to compile a checklist for making your move easier, it’s even better to put in the extra effort to create a comprehensive moving plan. Next time, we’ll look at more things to get done before moving day arrives. As Colorado’s residential moving experts, Abe Lincoln Movers has the tools and expertise to accomplish your move quickly and effectively. If you are in need of top-notch moving services, contact us today for a quote!