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Move Like a Professional with Our Essential Guide To : 30 Days Before Moving Day

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

4 Weeks: Preparing for the move

· Sell, trash, or donate: After creating your moving checklist, the next stage is to purge your home clean. Get rid of items that may have sentimental value but are not practical and needed in your new home. We recommend doing this room after room. Whatever you separate from your other properties, sell, or donate or trash them. Places to Donate in Singapore

· Create a folder of moving items: You will be taking pictures of every box you pack alongside receipts and records related to your move. We recommend having that stored on online storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

· Stop mail: Schedule a date to stop receiving mail and deliveries and file for a change of address.

· Get your moving quotes: Now, you need to assess different international moving quotes to help you commit to the right company. Ensure to research their reputation online and receive an in-house estimate if you own a larger home. Don’t forget to check their licensing to understand the rules and regulations they follow in the industry. Also, read all documents and contracts before you sign them.

· Moving yourself: If you decide to handle your moving on your own, now is the time to rent a truck service or ask for a large vehicle from your friends and family. Do note that renting can save you money, but if you want your belongings protected, you should hire a professional moving company.

· Moving day needs: If you are moving into an apartment, you need to find out if there are any requirements on your moving day.

2 – 3 weeks:

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Packing your entire home should take about 3 weeks to complete. The best way to do this is to schedule a few hours every day and use your checklist to track your progress.

· Gather packing materials: Get your packing supplies online or from any other outlet nearest to you. These materials range from multiple-sized boxes to packing cubes.

· Pack non-essential items first: There’s no need to pack up and unpack again. Begin with rooms you don’t use, such as the storage rooms, garage, and closets. Pack your kitchen last.

· Start creating your non-essentials bag: it should hold financial, birth certificates, passports, legal and medical documents in one place right now

· Label boxes: Include a clear description of items within each box and the location they should be sent to in the new home. That way, your professional movers will have your items paced in their correct rooms when you arrive at the new house.

· Pack by room: this helps you avoid confusion and makes it even easier to label boxes correctly.

· Contact your utility provider: This includes your cable, electricity, and internet providers. You need to schedule appointments for turning off your current home and installations in the new one.

· Fragile items: Be sure to wrap and protect your fragile items with packing paper and dish pack boxes. Also, mark moving boxes that are fragile with alarming colors so your movers can proceed with caution. Don’t also forget to pack your boxes per the weight of your items. Lighter items should go into larger boxes and heavier items into smaller ones.

· Handle the move of your valuables: It’s essential to pack and move your v