Planning a move, whether local or long distance, will take significant planning and preparation. You’ll want the experience to be as smooth as possible, which means taking care of several important things before the actual moving day.
1. Organizing your belongings. This means deep-cleaning your home as soon as possible. Start dividing your belongings into what you want to keep, what you want to throw out and what you want to give away. Any quality items you don’t need anymore can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill, or local donation thrift stores.
2. Get in touch with all recurring services. Connect with your utility company, pharmacy, lawn service and the like, and notify them about your move. Inform them about the change of address and your moving date. If possible, pay any bills you can in advance.
Don’t forget to update the personal information with your bank, credit cards and driver license. Before your move, investigate the doctors in your new area, and confirm that your insurance plan can cover the medical practitioner of your choice. Make sure to transfer any prescriptions as well.
3. Inform the neighbors about your move. This way, the number of cars and moving vans taking over the street won’t come as a surprise. Having friends who can direct traffic on moving day is also handy.
4. Plan what to do with items you can’t move. These include food stuff and other perishables, along with medical equipment and valuables, such as jewelry and cash. Avoid putting them off until the last minute: the more things you can take care of beforehand, the smoother the moving process. Ask your local movers for a list of “unmovables: so you can identify the items you can’t transport and develop a plan on how to deal with them.
When it comes to a safe and smooth moving experience, Around Town Movers will definitely deliver. We serve Arlington and Ashburn, VA, along with areas in Maryland. Call us today at (703) 682-5922, or fill out this contact form to schedule your moving quote.