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Ultimate Moving Checklist

To-Do List One Week Before Your Moving Day

At Crisis Cleaners we have a lot of local specialists who we deal with during a customers moving process. Some of these tips come from landlords of apartment complexes who we do a lot of move out house cleanings for. Others come from real estate agents who refer their clients to us for deep house cleaning before putting their home on the market. They have shared some of the key items that they hope all of their customers remember during this stressful time. That is why we put together this ultimate moving checklist.

Ultimate moving checklist

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Ultimate Moving Checklist

  1. Notify Your Friends, Family, and Neighbors About Your Move

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While you’re in the process of officially changing your address, go ahead and let your family, friends, and neighbors know your new address too through email or SMS. This is also the right time to begin enlisting the help of family and friends with a moving save-the-date, in order for them to plan ahead of time and be prepared enough to help you during your moving day.

  1. Arrange Schedule Off Work

Arrange Work Schedule

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You can give your boss a lot of notice regarding the amount of time off that you need for your moving day. While you don’t necessarily have to miss work for your move. It’s still important that you remember that holiday and weekend rates for professional moving companies are usually higher. While it might be very nice not to ask for a few days leave from work for your move that won’t always be practical. Chances of moving during the weekdays is certainly guaranteed to help you save more time and money. You also won’t be as worn out and stressed from a move during the weekends. Then being tired come Monday morning when you need to go back to work.

  1. Slow Down on Buying Groceries

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Obviously, you cannot completely rid your home of food prior to your move. However, the lesser you have to throw away or move, the better. As a matter of fact, several weeks away from your move, you may want to avoid buying groceries whenever possible. Also start in on those things that you have stored in your freezer, pantry, or refrigerator for a while. Furthermore, if you do not remember how long you have had an item in your freezer or fridge, throw it away.

  1. Transfer Utilities

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Water, electricity, and gas are all necessities. Transferring you utilities is important to have done before your move. Therefore, you do not want to end up living in your new house without your very important utilities. This is the reason why it’s highly advised that you need to inform your utility company about your move. Also about your moving schedule so that they can turn off the connection at your old home as well as turn on at your new house. In addition to that sometimes it will be same utility company but that won’t always be the case. In other cases, you have to start working with a new provider.  

  1. Return Any Borrowed Items

Return Borrowed items

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Bear in the mind that all those things your friend or relative lent you last year should not be moved in your new home. As a matter of fact, now is the right time to be thoughtful as return them to their owner. In addition to that, there’s no sense in moving and packing things, which are not even yours in the first place. Aside from that, you can also use your moving as an excuse in order to ask for your friends to return the things that they have borrowed from you. But, if there’s anything you do not really need back. You can also save yourself the extra weight and packing during your move.

6.Figure Out and Plan Where Everything Will Go

Plan where items will go

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Make sure to map out your new house in order to make your move in more organized and less stressful. In addition to that, you can also this evening it where things are going before you start moving something in. In that way, you are not going to waste energy and time moving things around right after you have just moved your things into your new home.

Furthermore, this is also a great opportunity in order to make sure that you know where everything it’s, like the hot water heater and circuit breaker box. You can also double check the room measurements in order to make sure that you’re moving plan will fit exactly.

  1. Finish Packing Up All Your Items

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Once you’re within one week before your moving day, the goal must be to have most of your valuables packed up. So they are ready to go on your moving day. While you can also keep out all your essentials. You can also be able to go without these things for just a few days and simply box it up.

  1. Schedule A Deep Home Cleaning

Deep Cleaning

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Even if your home is brand-new, you’re going to want to perform some cleaning prior to moving in. In addition to that, if it’s a previously owned house, this is also very important. New houses might not require a deep cleaning. However, it’s likely that home builders, construction workers, and contractors might have left their marks during the home building process. Therefore, it is recommended to perform a house cleaning. This must be one of the last thing that you do before your hired movers arrive with all your belongings.

Certainly, some cleaning will also be required right after you move into your new home, but all of the major tasks are much easier and faster to accomplish with an empty home. Aside from general cleaning your home, you should never forget to have your carpet flooring cleaned as well. This can be easily done with the help of a professional and highly experienced residential cleaning service provider. Which is why it’s highly recommended by experts that you hire a dependable and truly reputable cleaning company prior to moving into your new home. It’s best that you hire a professional residential cleaning company on your moving day. Because they are the most experienced and expert in this field, which is why you can make sure that the job will be done in a fast manner.

  1. Throw Away Any Hazardous Materials

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Because of their hazardous nature, materials like old paint, gasoline, pool chemicals, certain cleaning supplies, as well as some pesticides and fertilizers are not allowed on moving trucks and vans and they have to be disposed property by your through your moving day. Lastly, you should make sure that you only use proper and safe disposal methods for all your hazardous materials.

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