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Ask Allied: What Should I Do the Week Before Moving Day?

by Jackie Heath on Nov 21, 2019
Moving day is just one week away and your not sure what loose ends you should be tying up. Read about what you can do that last week to make your move go smoothly.
What should I do the week before moving day

Moving is a process and it takes much more than just a day or two. It’s a project that takes months, but here’s what you should be doing the final week before you move:

Unplug
Don’t forget to unplug your refrigerator and freezer so they have time to defrost. Some washers and driers can be unplugged and disconnected others might need a professional to disconnect the gas line.  It’s a good idea to unplug and pack up your TV, modem, and other electronics.

Anything you have on the walls, from paintings to curtain rods, all need to be taken down and packed up. If you have a grandfather clock, it will need to be serviced before it can be moved safely. Ask your movers about it, because most likely you will need special crating for it.

Pack Up Your Garage
If you have a garage and/or tool shed, now is a good time to get those tools ready for the big move. Any power tools that require fuel (including your lawnmower) should be drained of fuel before moving because most moving companies are not insured to transport flammable liquids.

Finish Packing
Hopefully, you’ve already packed the items you won’t need before moving day, but as the big day draws closer, you’ll want to be sure to start packing up the rest of your belongings, until only the essentials are left. If you’re leaving your clothes in your dresser during the move, just be sure to go through and remove any items that could spill or leak during the move. Make sure you go through every closet and cabinet to make sure you aren’t leaving anything behind.

Make an Essentials Box
Moving is exhausting, so the last thing you’re going to want to do upon arriving in your new home is to search through all the bags and boxes to find the things you need. That’s why you’ll want an essentials box that contains everything you’ll need for your first night in your new place: bed linens, toilet paper, paper towels, basic cleaning supplies, basic kitchen utensils, etc.

You should also save a suitcase or a particular box for the items you’ll need up until moving day and make sure it’s within reach during the trip, rather than packed in the corner of another truck. It should have things like your toiletries, a change of clothes, any medicine you need to take, and food for the trip.

Pay Off Your Utility Bills and Close the Accounts
Don’t forget to let your electricity, water, and gas suppliers know you’re moving so they know to stop charging you for services to that address. Pay off whatever you owe and close out those accounts.

Confirm the Movers
You should have already hired a moving company and scheduled the moving day, so all that’s left is to call and confirm that they’ll arrive when you need them.

If you have any other questions about what you should be doing leading up to moving day, Allied is here to help. Reach out now to get a quote for your upcoming move.

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