Don’t let the stress of moving overwhelm you. Take advantage of time and plan early. Here are a few advanced planning tips to help you get organized and stay on track for your upcoming household relocation.

Schedule Your Move Early

As soon as you have a move date, reach out to a professional residential mover. Keep in mind that some moving companies may be understaffed or unavailable due to seasonal demand or holidays, so it’s best to schedule your move early. This ensures you get the day and company you want.

Establish a Packing Schedule

To make packing less daunting, create a packing schedule. Pack one or two rooms per day, starting with the least used items, and then stick to your plan. It’s important to take the time to go through each room to eliminate unnecessary items, even if you’ve hired full-service packers.

Coordinate with Utility Companies

The week of your move can be hectic. Avoid adding extra chaos by arranging for utility disconnect and service start days in advance. Call your utility provider at both the new and old locations to provide the exact days for service.

Arrange Care for Pets and Children

Moving can be stressful for children and pets. To help reduce their anxiety or chances of running away, arrange to have them supervised at a trusted friend or family member’s house during moving day. It’ll be a safer and less chaotic environment.

Plan Your Food

Moving Perishable food items isn’t advisable as they can spoil. Pantry items can be heavy and add extra costs to your move. To avoid these situations, make a meal plan based on what you have in the house now to use up as much as possible. You can also donate food to churches or local food pantries.

If you want the smoothest experience possible, hire an experienced long distance mover. Coleman Worldwide Moving has 100+ years of dedicated residential relocations. Give them a call to get started with a free quote.