Moving Preparation Tips

  • Contact The Perfect Plan™, your relocation specialist, 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 less options.
  • Contact a realtor.  Put your home up for sale at least 3-4 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!
  • Do a floor plan of 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 making the best recommendations for your unwanted items: auction, antique dealer, consignment, charity or items of non-value.  We 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.
  • Eat most of the food in your pantry and refrigerator.  We recommend that you not shop in bulk purchase 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 to your new home well-rested?