Moving to a new home doesn’t have to be chaotic. Once you find a new home, time moves quickly. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead. Preparing for your residential move in advance makes your relocation run smoothly so that you can focus on relaxing in your new space.

Weleski Transfer, Inc is a Pittsburgh and Cleveland-based moving company. With more than 100 years in the business, we’ve learned some of the most efficient methods for organizing a move. Here are some tips you can use.

Find an Experienced Moving Company

If transporting all of your furniture and household items alone is overwhelming, seek out an experienced moving company. A professional moving company can provide you with a coordinator and handle everything from packing to assembly. But don’t wait! Summers, weekends, and holidays are busy times for everyone—especially moving companies. Dates fill up, so make your appointment early.

Create a Schedule for Packing

While creating a plan can seem daunting at first, it will save you time and energy as your move gets close. A packing schedule helps you prioritize sections of your home so that you’re not rushing to pack boxes at the last minute.

Try to have certain rooms packed by specific dates. Or, pack items based on when you’ll use them. For example, off-season holiday items can get packed first while your toiletries can be packed at the end.

Arrange Your Moving Day

Whether you’re handling your own relocation or using residential movers, timing is everything. Don’t forget to make arrangements for the big day! If you need a babysitter or pet sitter, make arrangements far in advance. You don’t want to be stuck on moving day trying to find extra help.

Transfer Your Information

Make sure to remember the logistics that come with moving. Call your local utilities to let them know when they should cancel your current service and begin servicing your new address. Some other important information you need to transfer includes:

  • Driver’s License
  • Banks, Credit Cards, and Insurance
  • Employment
  • Doctors
  • Personal Memberships

Declutter Your Home

Decluttering prevents you from giving unnecessary items to your long-distance movers. Plan your meals ahead of time to eat your perishable food and donate any non-perishable food you don’t want to bring. Go through clothes that don’t fit and toys that aren’t played with to donate items that take up valuable room.

Get a Free Moving Quote

Begin planning your upcoming residential move with a free quote from Weleski. Our professional moving company specializes in residential, commercial, government, and specialty moving services. We also have two secure warehouses in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas to store your items while you wait to relocate. Give us a call today to learn more!