BEFORE WE ARRIVE: GETTING READY FOR THE MOVE
Your move doesn’t begin when you begin packing the first box; it begins with preparation. Preparing for your move at least two months in advance can help the entire process go smoothly. 1776 Moving & Storage, your go-to moving company in Orlando, has some helpful suggestions on getting ready for your move.
Mail is something we often don’t think about but it’s a vital part of a move. Make sure you have a change of address form from the United States Post Office ready to send. This will ensure that any of your mail that is still addressed to your old home will be forwarded your new home.
You also need to make sure that any subscriptions, insurance policies and bank accounts are notified. This will make sure you have continued service.
Make sure that you have notified all of your utilities of your move. Schedule your Internet service, electricity and water to be hooked up when you arrive.
Expert Tip: Oftentimes the technicians that turn on services and the technicians that shut off services are not in communication with each other. Sometimes technicians will turn off your utility, thinking they’re turning off the former owner’s utility. Ask the former owner, or their realtor, when they plan to turn their utilities off, so there are no mix ups.
Donate Or Recycle
Begin sorting and giving items away to friends who need or could use them or donating them to thrift stores. This way you won’t have to worry about dealing with them on moving day. Have a garage sale to make some money while getting rid of unwanted or unneeded items. Anything that is broken or beyond use, bring them to your local recycling center.
Tidy Your Home
Make sure that you clean sufficiently. This seems like a no-brainer, but most people don’t thoroughly clean before a move. It’s important because, once you’ve removed the clutter, a clean home helps you to visualize how you’re going to organize your packing. This also helps you to visualize how you’d like your moving company in Orlando to organize packing.
Start Shopping For Moving Companies Now
It seems counterintuitive to begin shopping for a moving company in Orlando two months before your move, but having a reservation in advance can help both your moving company and you. Moving companies’ schedules fill up fast; so if you can’t book two months in advance, book at least two weeks in advance.
You also should not hire the first moving company you interview. Get at least three estimates and don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions. If a company gets dismissive or impatient with your questions, cross them off of the list. This is your home and you’re entitled to know as much as you can about moving it.
Once you’ve scheduled your moving day, make sure to schedule the day off from work. Moving your home is not something you can manage from your desk at work. Also, don’t schedule any other activities that day; you will want to fully focus on moving. Hopefully, these suggestions and knowing that you’re securely on your movers’ schedule can take the guesswork out of when moving day will arrive.
1776 Moving & Storage Can Help You Get Ready For Your Big Move
1776 Moving & Storage’s moving company serves Orlando, as well as interstate moves from Florida throughout the southeast. We ‘ll soon be serving the South Florida West Palm Beach/Boynton Beach area, from Jupiter to Ft Lauderdale.
Contact us, we can help you get ready for your next big move. We offer moving, packing and storage options for any and every size and scope.