Your Home Moving Checklist

Your Home Moving Checklist

Moving is a part of life that most people experience many times. On average, Americans move about a dozen times throughout the course of their lives.

Even if you’re a seasoned pro at moving, there are still a million and one things that you could forget to do. Whether it’s registering the kids for a new school, or finding temporary storage, or forwarding mail to your new address, there’s a lot on your plate. And we haven’t even gotten started yet.

But there are ways to alleviate the stress that often comes with a big move. It’s just a matter of being organized and planning. We’ve compiled a few tips on creating a moving checklist. Keep reading below to find out how.

1. Get a Good Team of Movers

One of the best things you can do is hire a competent moving company Too often, people put off hiring movers until it’s almost too late.

You want to be sure that you are working with a company that you can trust. The movers with the best reputation are often in high demand, and you’ll have to plan ahead.

Be willing to put in the time and effort to hire the right company Interview companies over the phone if you can as well. Once you’ve found movers you trust, book them for your dates and cross that off your moving into a new house checklist.

2. Collect Materials

One of the worst things to do in a move is run out of boxes or packing tape or another crucial moving supply. Always try to oversupply your move, that way you can be sure you’ll have enough material.

You know you’ll need boxes of a variety of shapes and sizes. You’re going to want to stock up on packing tape as well as bubble wrap for those fragile items.

3. Take it One Room at a Time

Trying to pack an entire house is a huge undertaking so you’ll want to take it one room at a time. Each room should be separated on your checklist.

Take this chance to get rid of some of the items that you don’t really need. All those years of throwing things in the closet allow unnecessary items to pile up.

Chances are you don’t really need everything that’s in your house so moving is a great time to examine everything you own.

Ready to Put Together Your Moving Checklist?

Moving can be an exciting yet overwhelming process. Creating a checklist is a great way to remain organized and alleviate stress.

It’ll keep you focused and on task. Stay focused and excited.

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Moving With Pets

Moving with Pets

Moving is pretty high on the list of most stressful life events. Add a pet to the chaos of moving, and you and your little furry friend are in for a stressful few days.

Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to help your pet grow accustomed to their new home. Take a look at our list of helpful tips for moving with pets.

Walk Around the Neighborhood

Before the big day, it might be a good idea to walk around the new neighborhood without your pet.

This will allow you to get a lay of the land. Be on the lookout for any kids, busy streets and intersections, as well as other dogs or cats. Look out for hazards for them to avoid or something they’ll enjoy.

Pack Their Things Last

The packing process for anyone can be stressful but for pets, it can be an especially confusing experience. 

Wait to pack their things last. Or if they have a favorite room, let them hang out there until you’re ready to go. That way, they’ll have someplace familiar during the chaos of moving.

The Big Day

On moving day, try to maintain their daily routine as much as possible. It’s a confusing experience for them so you’ll want to give them something familiar like timely feeding, walks, playtime, etc.

And be sure they’re kept in a room during the process so they don’t escape while you’re loading the truck.

Transporting Your Four-Legged Friends

You may be worried about taking your pet in a truck or plane to get to your new location.

Take the time prior to the move and acclimate them to a crate if they haven’t been already. Maybe take them for short car rides in the crate so they can get used to it.

Your New Home

It may be a good idea to acclimate them to the new place slowly. The entire experience can be overwhelming for a pet so take them through room by room so they can become accustomed to their new environment

Professional Movers 

If you’re planning a move from Cheyenne, Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, or San Antonio, contact us at Arrow Moving & Storage to receive your free moving quote today!