Moving Checklist

The period of moving is pretty hectic, and it may take a toll on your very health. It is not simply packing and transporting after all. There’s more to moving than what meets the eye; but you don’t have to worry about it at all! We have the checklist all ready for you, and most of the work on the day of shifting will be taken care of by us.

  • A Couple of Months to Go:
  1. The Sorting Period: Scour every nook and corner of your house and remove even the most insignificant piece of paper out of the drawer. Once you have piled everything in your living room, start sorting the things you need and those you don’ You may become a bit sentimental about the pile you want to get rid of, but don’t hesitate to do so. You don’t need to spend more on the extra insurance coverage for the expendables now, do you?
  2. Arrange Bills and Receipts: Keep a separate file to store your household bills and receipts, along with other residential papers. You will need to keep this file in full view so that you can refer to it whenever you want to.
  3. School Documents: Start collating and organizing your child’s school documents and memos. If you moving to a house out of the town, then you need to frequent the school premises in order to get the leaving papers drawn up.
  4. Keep a List of Moving Companies: While you do have many reasons to choose Downey Movers, we would recommend that you look out for the quotes offered by other firms as well. Shortlist the most reasonable ones that don’t compromise on the quality, and keep track of the workings of each of those. There is no need to rush toward a decision. You can take as much time as you want.
  • A Month and a Half to Go:
  1. Packing Supplies: It is time to place an order for the packing and wrapping supplies. At Downey Movers, we will not only send the supplies to your place, but we will also help you out with the wrapping process. In fact, you can just sit down and relax, and sip your favorite cup of hot coffee while we get the packing work done for you.
  2. Perishable Stuff: Start using all the perishable stuff that you have stored in the refrigerator. Utilize all the other things, the expiration dates of which are looming nearer.
  3. Your New Home: Drive down to your new house in order to adjudge the space available in every room. Analyze if the furniture will go through the door of every room, and if you think it won’t, you will either have to change the location of the furniture or change the furniture itself.
  • A Month to Go:
  1. Organize your Boxes: You don’t want to be caught in a fix while unpacking the stuff at your new house, never knowing which box carries what goods. Label each box after wrapping it with foils and papers.
  2. Valuables: Though most moving companies will assure you of safe transport of jewelry and other important papers, you would be better off carrying it to your new house personally. Since jewelry is much smaller than the other goods present in the pickup, you would never know when it might get misplaced. Separate all your valuables during this period.
  3. Address Change: Visit your local post office and ask for a change-of-address form. Fill it up and submit it right then and there so that your official records will be changed in time. Alternatively, you can also fill and submit the form over the internet.
  4. Notification Emails: Send out letters or emails to your banks, insurance companies, loan companies, brokerage firms, and other subscribers, notifying them about your permanent change of address.
  5. Medical Records: You will need all your medical records transferred to any new doctor or hospital that you would choose at the new place. However, since you would not have decided on one yet, you will have to obtain copies of those records.
  • A Fortnight to Go:
  1. Notify your Boss: You will need to take at least a couple of days off from work – one day for the moving process, and the second for arranging the furniture in your new house. So, you will need to make the most of the two days’
  2. Vehicle Tuning: If you are moving to a new climate, you will need to make certain adjustments to your car. Consult your mechanic and ask let him know the climate of the new place.
  3. Reconfirm: If you have already chosen the moving company, contact them once again to reconfirm the appointment. If you have picked our services, then we will proactively call you up to confirm the arrangements.
  • A Week to Go:
  1. Restock Medicine: You will need to visit the medical shop in order to replenish the scarce stock of prescriptions. You never know if you find one nearby in your new neighborhood.
  2. General Packing: You would already have packed and wrapped all the big stuff, like furniture, crockery, utensils etc. Now it’s time to fill your suitcases with the small things like clothes, accessories etc.
  • A Couple of Days to Go:
  1. Defrosting Process: If you are planning to take the refrigerator with you, then you need to clean it out completely and defrost it.
  2. Get the Payment Ready: You may have planned the amount with your mover, but most of them will ask for an advance. Even if they don’t, you will need to get the entire amount ready before moving out, just to be sure that you have it ready at hand after the unloading. The payment process at Downey Movers is simple and you don’t need to worry about a single thing.
  3. Cross-Check: Oftentimes, the stuff you have simply dumped into the boxes don’t comprise all the things that are present in your house. Cross-check your notes and every single thing that is present in the boxes. Try to remember even the smallest of your belongings which you may have left behind. Check all the compartments of the drawers and the cupboards that you are not taking along. Scan the basement for any leftovers which may be important to you. Take everything into account within the final two days before the big move. That way, you won’t have to make any last minute adjustments, leaving you stress free on the dawn of a new life in your new house.
  • A New Dawn:
  1. Verify, Verify, Verify: The only thing you need to do during the moving day is to verify your belongings. Once the loading truck arrives, check the USDOT number present on its side, and verify that it is the same as that mentioned in your estimate. After loading your goods, peruse the inventory list and sign it before you leave.