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February 15, 2024

Planning Your Realistic Moving Timeline

planning a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving takes more hours than many people think it will. We often miscalculate the span of time and work it demands to pack up all your worldly property into boxes, into a truck, and get all of it to the right destination. Packing on its own is often tiring, and not everyone has the natural organizational abilities to make it work effectively.

Between work and family along with self-care, there's generally inadequate time in your intended moving timetable to get it all done. Hiring a moving company may shorten that time span, however the most effective approach is to produce a reasonable timeline from the start. A sensible moving schedule for most families is around 8 weeks. Let us check out a normal moving timetable and approaches to create your own sensible timetable for the impending move to Houston.

Example 2-Month Schedule

· Weeks 1-4:

o Clean and Arrange

o Obtain Cartons

o Garage Sale

o Confirm Moving Company in Houston

o Pack Lesser-Used Things

o Sign Lease / Close Home Sale

· Weeks 5-6:

o Get Keys to New Residence

o Final Repairs

o Pack All but Necessities

o Make Plans for Things that Can't travel inside the Moving van

o Make Traveling Plans for Family

o Cancel Local Accounts and Subscriptions

· Week 7:

o Pack All but Travel Luggage

o Take apart Furniture

o Wrap Up Remaining Business

o Mail Forwarding

· Week 8:

o Load the Moving van

o Final Home Clean

o Switch Utilities

o Last-Minute Problems

o Hand Over the Keys

o Travel

o Arrive Safely

2 Months Moving Time

Give yourself a minimum of two months to reserve a professional mover, pack up and close your complete local affairs. Packing takes some time, and so does sifting through your things to give away or sell what you'll not transport with you. If your time is limited, and you may only pack after work and on weekends or in the event you know that packing is not your skill, allow even longer. You can also speak to your professional moving company in Houston about what packing services you can choose from.

· Set Packing & Preparation Due dates

However, do not give yourself all the time in the world. Establish deadlines. This is the best approach to get determined and to use your time resourcefully while packing up the house. Make your mind up that you will have the whole guest room packed by this Sunday, and also the whole family room packed by next Wednesday and take the actions to acheive it.

· New House Readiness Milestones

In addition create work deadlines for getting the documents and logistics geared up for the move. You might want to close on your lease or residence purchase, get the keys, ensure the utilities are on in the new home as well as shut off in the previous house, and so on. Compose a list with all the different essential home-transition objectives you need to cover. Forward your mail, get hold of new services, and make sure the properties are ready for you to bounce from one to the next.

· Allow a last Day for Cleaning

Allow one final day after the truck is loaded. First, moving van loading requires longer than you expect for anyone who is loading themselves. Second, you will likely want to do a final round of ceiling-to-floor cleaning before your final departure. Allow yourself the time to do it correctly, rest, and then safely get on the road following one last day of sprucing up.

· Be Prepared a Week In advance

Lastly, allow yourself a week of margin-time at the end. You should not ride it up to the wire, there will always be delays of one type or another. You might have to spend an extra day in the old residence before getting on the road. You might be waylaid by weather or perhaps a blown tire when traveling. The new house may not be ready for a day. Whatever happens, allow yourself time to tackle it. Communicate with your moving company in Houston and be sure you have wiggle-room for leaving, arrival, and issue solving on the way.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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