At Colonial Van Lines, we arrive at our customers’ houses at the end of their moving weeks, and we can tell you it’s not always pretty. We have seen many a weary, bleary-eyed, and dangerously overcaffeinated customer stumbling toward the finish line, and we know how difficult it is for him or her to stay on top of things. So, to that end, we thought we should give our customers a bit of assistance by letting them know what they should be doing a week before the big move – besides biting their nails to the quip, calling their mothers incessantly, and eating a family-sized bag of potato chips.
What Should I Be Doing During Moving Week?
So, what should you be doing in those big seven days? Glad you asked. Here are some of the ts you should be crossing and the is you should be dotting before moving day.
Clean Out Your Old Home
If you have any hope of seeing your security deposit back in your bank account in one piece, make sure to clean out the old place before moving. You may be charged a cleaning fee if you don’t. And don’t forget about the fridge and the pantry. You don’t want the new residents to arrive at the house to find it already inhabited. See neighborsmovingseattle.com for kitchen cleaning tips.
Finish Last Minute Errands
Have you picked up the laundry? Cleaned out your gym locker? Picked up your kids from practice? Take a quick sweep of the neighborhood and make sure that no laundry, sweatpants, or child gets left behind.
Pack an Essentials Bag
When you’re moving long-distance, an essentials bag is, well, essential. Typically, it should consist of the items you’re likely to need on the day of your move and a couple of days after – that may or may not include a nose hair trimmer, exfoliating mask, and a very strong deodorant.
Figure Out a Simple Meal Plan
While we agree there is nothing simple about planning a meal, especially for a family, it might be a good idea to decide what you’ll be eating every night leading up to your move. Buy only what you need, to make sure nothing goes to waste!
If you’ve hired a full-service mover, ahem, Colonial Van Lines, you can skip this step and move on to the next; a full-service mover will be prepared to do this for you. However, if you haven’t hired a full-service mover, or simply want to shave time off the moving process, you may choose to take apart the furniture sometime during moving week.
Pack the Majority of Your Belongings
Again, Colonial Van Lines is more than happy to do all or part of this much-maligned chore for you, but if you would prefer to DIY, moving week is the time to get it done. Remember to label all of the boxes and create an inventory list to keep track of everything.
Colonial Van Lines: A Happy End to Moving Week
Wow! It sure seems like you’re going to have your hands full during that last week of moving! Happily, if you book with Colonial Van Lines, we can lend you a few of ours. Whatever your needs are, we have friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced staff members ready to meet them.
If you have a question, comment, or concern about your moving plan, our agents have the answers, ears, and patience to field them. They’ll help you set up a customized moving plan that works with your budget, provide you with a free rate quote, and keep you updated about your move.
Our Personal Relocation Assistants
Our personal relocation assistants specialize in one thing: making your move run exactly according to your plan. And whatever that plan may be, count on your personal relocation assistant to take note of your specialized requirements, and see that you’re well taken care of.
Our Cross-Country Movers
Whatever challenges the road may bring, our cross-country movers are well prepared to handle them. Whether it’s North to South, coast to coast, or along any combination of state-to-state routes across the country, trust our cross-country movers to have your belongings where you need them, when you need them.
Our Packing and Moving Crew
Last, but certainly not least, and undoubtedly the stars of the show, are our experienced, knowledgeable movers and packers. Bringing order to the chaos, and our specialized packing materials, they’ll be on your doorstep on moving day ready to make quick work of your final tasks. Our expert packers know how to pack boxes quickly and correctly, saving you time, money, and effort. Our services include dissembling furniture, taking inventory, and labeling boxes.
No matter how hectic your moving week, trust us to come in at the tail end and get you through it. Rest assured that our supportive staff will be there to provide end-to-end service. Contact us today for our free rate quote, and let us introduce you to our warm, welcoming, and wonderful team. We’re always happy to hear from you!