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.