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February 15, 2024

Planning Your Realistic Moving Timeline

planning a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving requires more hours than most people assume it will. We sometimes take too lightly the amount of time and work it involves to pack up all your worldly possessions into cartons, into a moving van, and get all of it to the right destination. Packing by itself can be strenuous, and not everyone has the natural organizational talents to make it work successfully.

Between your job and your family as well as self-care, there's frequently insufficient time in your projected moving timetable to get it finished. Employing a moving company could reduce that time span, but the ideal strategy is to generate a sensible timeline from the very beginning. A sensible moving timetable for many households is around two months. Why don't we take a look at a normal moving timetable and the way to develop your own reasonable timetable for the future move to El Paso.

Example 2-Month Timeline

· Weeks 1-4:

o Clean and Organize

o Purchase Cartons

o Yard Sale

o Confirm Moving Company in El Paso

o Pack Lesser-Used Things

o Sign Lease / Close Residence Sale

· Weeks 5-6:

o Get Keys to New Residence

o Final Repairs

o Pack All but Fundamentals

o Make Plans for Things that Cannot travel inside the Moving truck

o Make Travel Plans for Family

o Cancel Local Accounts and also Subscriptions

· Week 7:

o Pack All except Travel Luggage

o Disassemble Furniture

o Wrap Up Final Business

o Mail Forwarding

· Week 8:

o Load the Moving van

o Final Residence Clean

o Switch Utilities

o Last-Minute Problems

o Hand Over the Keys

o Travel

o Arrive Safely

2 Months Moving Time

Allow yourself at least two months to reserve a professional mover, pack and close all your local matters. Packing requires time, and so does sifting through your things to donate or sell what you'll not take along with you. When your time is restricted, and you may only pack after work or weekends or in the event you understand that packing is not your talent, allow even longer. It's also possible to talk to your professional moving company in El Paso about what packing services you can choose from.

· Create Packing & Prep Due dates

Having said that, do not allow yourself all the time in the world. Establish deadlines. This can be the most effective strategy to get inspired as well as use your time productively while packing up the house. Make a decision that you will have the complete guest room packed by this Wednesday, as well as the total great room packed by next Wednesday and take the steps to make it happen.

· New Residence Readiness Goals

In addition establish deadlines to get the paperwork and logistics ready for the move. You'll want to close on your lease or property purchase, acquire the keys, make sure the utilities are on in the new location as well as off in the old place, and so forth. Write down a list of all the necessary home-transition objectives you need to deal with. Forward your mail, make contact with new services, and ensure the homes are set to be able to bounce from one to another.

· Allow a last Day for Cleaning

Plan a final day after the truck is packed. First, moving truck loading takes longer than you want in case you are loading themselves. Second, you will probably need to do a final round of ceiling-to-floor cleaning before your final departure. Allow the time to do it right, rest, and then safely get on the highway after one last day of polishing.

· Get Ready a Week Beforehand

Lastly, allow yourself a week of margin-time at the end. You should not ride it up to the wire, there's always delays of one type or another. You might need to devote an additional day in the old house before you get on the road. You could be delayed by the weather or perhaps a blown tire when traveling. The new home may not be ready for a day. No matter what, give yourself time to deal with it. Keep in touch with your moving company in El Paso and be sure you have flexibility for departure, arriving, and issue solving on the way.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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