Moving Checklist for Properly Planning a Residential Relocation

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Moving can be stressful, whether you’re coming to the Bay Area to expand your Silicon Valley start up, you’re heading down to Southern California to be closer to your mother in San Diego. However, with proper planning, you can simplify the process and reduce your anxiety. As you prepare for your move, follow these tips.

1. Purge before you pack.

Before you begin packing your belongings and comparing mover quotes, go through your possessions, furniture and appliances, and discard anything you don’t need in order to reduce clutter in your new home or office.

2. Choose the right movers.

After doing due diligence and researching options, call a few select moving companies in your area, request quotes and compare these businesses carefully to find the best moving company for your purposes. Don’t be afraid to probe and ask for references from happy clients.

3. Order supplies.

Packing requires a lot of supplies, including markers, tape, boxes and bubble wrap. Order these items well in advance so that you will have them on hand when it is time to pack. As the Boy Scouts sagely advise: “be prepared.”

4. Get organized.

Take your time as you pack your belongings. Label each box according to its contents and the room in which it should be unpacked. The more care you take at this stage, the easier it will be to finalize the move in once you’ve arrived.

5. Reconfirm your arrangements.

Before moving day, contact your residential movers to reconfirm your appointment and their arrival time. You should also arrange for payment at this time, if you have not already done so.

The bottom line is that moving is a process. By thinking and preparing systematically for the next several weeks, you can reduce anxiety about the move and free up your energy and attention for the important life transition ahead!

[See Also: Moving Checklist/Calendar]

Magic Moving & Storage is Ready to Help with Your Local or Long-Distance Move

Before you move you are going to want to get quotes from local movers and packers in the Bay Area so that you can compare pricing and research reviews, ratings, etc. Magic Moving makes it easy to get a quote online from our contact page or you can call (877) 24-MAGIC to discuss your moving plans.