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Cut down on last minute moving tasks by utilizing a moving checklist

You might have heard by now, but we’d like to think of ourselves as the “experts” when it comes to everything home moving.

Throughout our nearly 40 years of moving homes and businesses, we’ve seen what works – and what doesn’t work – since we began moving back in the 1980s. Throughout that time, we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to make the moving process a bit easier on everyone.

While people tend to ask what our best tips are, there can be numerous answers to this question. One thing we always point to: a moving checklist.

Moving checklists are essential to organization with a home move, and organization goes a long way in ensuring you stay on track with your tasks, while helping to ease some of the pressure that comes with moving day. With a moving checklist, you’ll have the ability to track your progress in real time and get an idea of where you are in the moving process to get a better idea of what still needs to be done before the big day.

As moving day approaches, we recommend beginning at about a month out and slowly chipping away at the process so you don’t get overwhelmed. From buying and closing on a new home to packing up your belongings, hiring professional movers, changing the address on your utilities and bills, and much more – there’s a lot to be done, and a moving checklist helps you keep everything in order.

We’ve built our own moving checklist for you to get started with based on things we’ve seen over the years. We would also recommend taking a look at movetrac, a free moving resource we created for those who want a comprehensive app with resources and checklists all with the click of a button.

One month before your move

  • Contact, schedule, and hire a mover as soon as you know you are planning to complete a home move to ensure you get the moving day you want.
  • Begin the cleaning of various areas of your home – closets, attics, garage, etc.
  • Begin changing your local address where necessary in areas like mailing, insurance, school records, and so on.
  • Purchase moving boxes and packing supplies to help get things rolling on your move – local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise locations offer a wide-variety of moving and packing supplies to fit all of your moving needs.

1-2 weeks before moving day

  • Start canceling anything that is tied to what will soon be your past home address – Internet, cable, newspapers, or any labor services you receive around your home.
  • Call all of your local utility companies and be sure they know the exact day to stop charging your old home address for services.
  • Start the packing process and go room by room so you don’t overwhelm yourself. Be sure to properly label and organize boxes so you know where everything is on moving day.

The week of moving day

  • Finish up any last-minute cleaning around your home and ensure everything is set for when you officially move out.
  • Continue working on packing all of your belongings, working to have all belongings packed and ready to go before moving day arrives. For items you no longer need, donate them to a charitable cause or sell them, if possible.
  • Make transportation plans for the day of the move so you know how you’re getting to the new place. If you have kids or pets, develop a plan that fits their needs, too, and figure out where they will be while the move is taking place.

The day before moving day

  • Get in contact with your moving company to double-check that everything is set in stone for the ensuing moving day. If you’re moving with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we will send a pre-move email solidifying all important details of your  move.
  • Ensure all breakable items have been removed from dresser drawers and packed away.
  • Take out some cash to hold you over during the moving process. This might come in handy if you need to get some pizza or snacks during the day!
  • Complete any final cleanings of your home and appliances.

Moving day

  • Pack an essentials bag for items you can access immediately when arriving at your new home. This can include anything from chargers to toothbrushes, quick snacks, etc.
  • Make sure there is a clear moving path inside and outside of your home for movers to navigate.
  • Be sure you are at the home when the professional movers arrive so that you are accessible should they have any questions or concerns.
  • Once the movers have loaded everything onto the moving truck, do one final walkthrough of the home and make sure nothing was left behind. Last but not least – go say goodbye to your neighbors!

If you want more information on moving checklists, click here. If you are interested in hiring TWO MEN AND A TRUCK for your next home move, click here!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s movetrac and other planning resources will get you prepared and organized for move day

Customer using tablet in front of mover with mask on

If you’re a regular TWO MEN AND A TRUCK blog reader, you’ve probably noticed how often we talk about organization. It’s critical to a successful move, and we can’t stress it enough how important proper packing and organization is before, during, and after a move.

Moving stress can amplify as your move date gets closer, and figuring out how to even get organized may not be your number one priority. Thankfully, that’s no longer something you need to worry about with movetrac. Developed by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, movetrac is your guide to preparation, planning, organization, and helpful resources leading up to your move. Best of all? It’s free!

It’s another way we work hard to help our customers create an efficient and positive move experience. Here are a few ways movetrac can help you!

Checklists

After you fill out a movetrac profile with your move information, movetrac will build a tailored moving checklist just for you. It features an easy-to-follow to-do list that you can monitor as you work toward moving day.

Progress tracking

Your progress throughout your move is tracked in movetrac, and it has a timeline feature that lets you know how you are coming along. It will even alert you about tasks you have missed on your to-do list.

Extensive resources

To match the information presented with your checklists, movetrac also features an extensive library of resources that will help to answer any questions you have about moving. From moving tips to ideas on how to get prepared, all things moving are covered in this section of movetrac.

Our list of moving resources doesn’t stop with movetrac, either. Here are a few more helpful links that’ll help you take on any move!

Moving Tips

Packing Tips

Moving With Pets

Moving With Kids

Moving with Seniors

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Introducing movetrac: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®’s newest moving resource

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: there are a ton of things to juggle when it comes time to move.

We’re thrilled to introduce our newest resource to give followers and those with upcoming moves something to keep them on track and provide tips along the way: movetrac.

Movetrac is a free, online resource that anyone can access from their phone or computer to help them stay organized and informed when preparing for a move. Organization and preparation are two things we can’t stress enough when it comes to an upcoming move. Movetrac takes both of those ideas and provides an interactive website to guide you through the moving process. The best part? It’s free and you don’t have to be a customer to use it.

So, how can it benefit you?

Checklists

After you fill out a profile to provide movetrac with information about you and how you want your move to go, movetrac will build a tailored moving checklist just for you. It features an easy to follow to-do list that you can monitor as you work toward moving day.

Progress tracking

Your progress throughout your move is tracked in movetrac, and it has a timeline feature that lets you know how you are coming along. It will even alert you about tasks you have missed on your to-do list.

Extensive resources

To match the information presented with your checklists, movetrac also features an extensive library of resources that will help to answer any questions you have about moving. From moving tips to ideas on how to get prepared, all things moving are covered in this section of movetrac.

While movetrac was created by our team at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, this is not intended to sell you our services. This is simply another way for us to help anyone in the world who is going through a move, and helping people move is what we do.

Similarly, we will never share or sell the data you provide to movetrac. We wouldn’t want anyone selling our information, so we aren’t going to do it you, either.

To learn more about what movetrac has to offer, you can visit the website here.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.