Contact The Perfect Plan™, your move managers, about 6-8 weeks before you intend to move – we will create the perfect move plan for you!
Start early!! The longer you wait to begin your move preparation process, the more costly your move will be and you will have fewer options.
Do a floor plan for your new home. A floor plan will help you visually see what furniture will fit into your new space – The Perfect Plan™ can do this for you with creativity and an organized eye!
Begin the sorting process for things you intend to downsize. Call The Perfect Plan™ to help sort and make the best recommendations for your unwanted items: auction, antique dealer, consignment, charity, or items of non-value. We’ll help you make the most money for your sellable belongings, and we do not profit from the sale of your belongings.
Dispose of your unwanted items through appropriate channels.
Will your family come to remove your unwanted items? If so, give them a deadline.
Contact a realtor. Put your home up for sale at least 2-3 months before you intend to move. Give yourself at least 1-2 weeks between your move date and the closing of the home you are departing. The Perfect Plan™ can help you select the right realtor for you!
Eat most of the food in your pantry and refrigerator. We recommend that you not shop in bulk purchases until after you move.
Plan on giving away many of your houseplants. Most movers won’t take them so you’ll have to hand-carry the rest in your car.
Notify the post office and utilities of your move. Do your ‘change of address’ notices for all mail, newspapers, and magazines.
Pre-Pack some of your valuables: computer, silver, jewelry. Most people prefer to hand-carry these items, so be sure those boxes are clearly labeled for hand-carrying.
Arrange for a pet-sitter. Pets get stressed on move day too. Plan on taking them to a friend’s house or putting them in the kennel for a day – it’ll be the best place for them.
Prepare for your moving day:
Keep all moving paperwork organized together; keep all home sale and home purchase paperwork together.
Pack an overnight bag with one change of clothes, toiletries, medications, checkbook, glasses, keys (and a can-opener if you have a pet that eats canned food).
Make arrangements to have lunch with family or friends on move day – and leave the details to us!! Moving day is hectic and fast-paced, along with dangerous as moving men are carrying your furniture. Why not enjoy the day and arrive at your new home well-rested?