Be Prepared for your Move!

Categories: Declutter, Depersonalize, Moving, Moving Supplies, Packing to Move, Pittsburgh Small Businesses, Self-Storage, Staging

 

Did you know that moving is one of the top 3 most stressful events in a person’s life? If you or someone you know is moving, be sure to follow these steps to make the move stress and hassle free!

One Month Before…Take an inventory of your home.  Decide what you want to keep and what you would like to discard.  Have a yard sale or donate items that you no longer want.

  • Select a moving company or reserve a rental truck with STORExpress.
  • Begin packing the things that you do not use frequently.

Two Weeks Before…

  • Once you know your new address, contact the following utility companies: phone, electric, gas, water, trash removal, and cable (schedule installation the same day as move-in).
  • Arrange to have the utilities shut-off at your old address and turned on at your new home.
  • Make an approximate floor plan of your new home that allows movers to properly place your furniture.

The Day Before…

  • Make sure you have the following items on hand: Keys, maps, directions to your new home, a copy of your floor plan, and all moving-related documents.
  • Do a final walk-through of your current house to make sure that you are not leaving anything behind.

Moving Day…

Reserve a parking space for the moving trucks as close as possible to your new home.  They normally require at least three parking spaces per truck.

  • Pick-up the rental truck. If you hired movers instead, make sure that they are on their way.