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What makes our moving checklist the best? We’re getting right down to brass tax without all the fluff. This checklist will give you everything you need to know in five minutes or less. Bookmark the page and refer to it repeatedly as you prepare for the smoothest move of your life. Our infographic at the end is perfect for quick glances when you’re knee-deep in boxes.

And if you decide you don’t want to manage the moving mess on your own, Adam’s Moving Service is here to eliminate the headache and ensure a safe, stress-free, easy-breezy move to your new home.

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How to Prepare for a Move

The bottom line is this: the more prepared you are for the move, the easier it will be. Use these steps to prepare before you start packing.

  1. Purge & Eliminate

    Trust us, moving unwanted or useless junk from one home to another is a complete waste of your time and energy — plus, it’s a bad way to start a new chapter. Long before your actual move, start purging old belongings that you no longer want or need. This includes clothing, documents, dated decor, toys, etc.

  2. Assign Tasks and Schedules

    Don’t leave all the packing to the last minute. Create a schedule leading up to the big day, with plans to pack rooms or items you won’t need between now and the move. Assign due dates for each category and taskmasters if this is a group effort. Designate a place in your home for packed boxes to start stacking up in the weeks leading up to the big move.

  3. Plan Your Logistics Now

    There is a lot that goes into every move — more than most people realize. Consider the following details and make arrangements ahead of time so you’re not scrambling to get help or rent a truck the day of.

    • Will you be renting a moving truck? If so, decide who you’ll be renting from and find out about their rental policies and procedures before the move. Reserve your moving truck ahead of time.
    • Will you be hiring a moving company? The sooner you contact your movers, the better. Call Adam’s Seattle Moving Services to book our professional services in advance.
    • Have you considered purchasing moving insurance? Do it now. Are you shipping your personal vehicle? Reserve the service ASAP.

The No-Fuss Pre-Move Checklist

Use our checklist to ensure you’ve covered all the bases for a smooth move. Once you’ve crossed these items off your list, all that’s left to do is pack and move!

  • Make sure you have all the necessary moving supplies
    • Bold markers
    • Packing tape
    • Loads of boxes
    • Labels
    • More boxes
    • Heavy-lifting equipment like dollies, moving straps, and harnesses
  • Change your address with important providers such as the United States Postal Service and your bank
  • Request school and medical records to take with you to your new town
  • Contact your Wi-Fi, cable, utility, and security providers to ensure coverage is moved
  • Update any monthly subscriptions that arrive to your current residence
  • Recruit help from friends and family far in advance (bribe with food if necessary)
  • Pack your overnight bags with all the essentials
  • Clean out old appliances
  • Gather old keys and garage door openers for the next tenant if necessary
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We’re Here to Help You Move to Seattle

Adam’s Moving Service has just what you need to simplify the process and ensure a successful, stress-free move. Our professional team of Seattle movers is known for considerate and prompt service. Let us help you get into your new home. Contact us today!

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