Moving to a new home is a big undertaking. It is something most people don’t do too many times in their life so they don’t really ever get used to the process. Learning how to prepare for a big move can be difficult, but we can help. We have local movers, long distance movers, interstate movers and others who are here to help you with anything you need. In addition to just providing you with the movers themselves, however, we can also help you by answering your questions and providing other advice. For example, you can read on to learn how to prepare for your move. Even if you are hiring professional movers, there will be things you need to do in the days and weeks leading up to your big move. Our moving offices are based in Los Angeles and Miami but whether you are in this area or not, this information should help you with your move.
Switching Your Bills & Mail
One of the most important things you will need to do is get all your mail set up to go to your new home. You’ll also need to handle all your bills. This means scheduling your gas, electric, phone, cable and other utilities turned off in your current location and set up in your new home. In most cases you can take care of this type of thing at least a month in advance as long as you know the move date.
Getting to Know the New Neighborhood
If you’re moving to a new area in the same city it can be very helpful to spend a little time in the new neighborhood. If you have kids, for example, you can spend some time in the area parks to learn which ones are your favorites. This will also help to get your children used to the idea of the move. Finding a good supermarket, mall, doctor’s office, restaurant and other places is also very important for making those first few weeks after the move much easier. Of course, this is just going to apply to local moving since you can’t just drive to the neighborhood if you’re taking on long distance moving.
Consider Packing Unused Items Now
Packing up items that you don’t currently need now is a great idea. Seasonal items, for example, can be boxed up and put in the garage or other area so it is ready to go. In addition to minimizing the amount of work that needs to be done on moving day, it will also help to give you a better idea of how much stuff you have. When you call the moving company you can provide this information to get a more accurate estimate on the move.
If you have any questions along the way or you would like to book the best movers in the area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have helped many people throughout Miami and Los Angeles and will be more than happy to help you too.