A Checklist for Your Next Residential Move

Moving day is fast approaching and now is the time to plan ahead. There are so many small details to keep track of during a relocation, and it’s easy to let things fall through the cracks. Avoid unnecessary setbacks during your residential move by adhering to the following checklist in chronological order.

  • Schedule an estimate with reliable movers and come up with a budget for the entire move. Be sure to thoroughly research all the moving companies in your area before making a hiring decision. Do this as far in advance as possible.
  • Catalog all of your expenses religiously so you can stick to your planned budget. Don’t just estimate costs; keep track of all the receipts and estimates you receive so you can more accurately calculate your moving costs.
  • Go through your entire house and get rid of anything that you won’t need in your new home. There’s no need to pack extra items that are unnecessary.
  • Plan your moving date carefully; take weather, holidays, and other time constraints into consideration. Then, secure the date with the moving company of your choice.
  • Decide if you will pack your belongings yourself or if you will hire a company to handle it. If you are packing on your own, plan more than enough time for the monumental task.
  • Set up all of the utilities in your new home and disconnect them in your old residence. This may mean calling all of your utility providers, from your cable company to your electricity company.
  • Discontinue your delivery services. You don’t want your newspapers and mail going to the wrong house.
  • Notify the post office about your move and fill out an official change of address form. You may also need to individually contact other businesses about your move, like your bank, insurance company, doctor, and more.
  • Double check everything with your moving company. This includes payments, potential extra charges, dates, times, and any other important details.

If you’re planning a residential move in the DFW area, skip the hassle of researching dozens of moving companies and contact Green Van Lines. Their professional movers offer their trustworthy skills at an affordable price and guarantee that your move will go smoothly. Do yourself a favor and call 214-269-7611 today to book your big move.