They say that planning a move takes time, and you should do it as early as possible. But if you have no other choice but to plan a quick move, there’s no need to fear: it is possible to plan a move, even if you just have two months to do so. Here is your guide to planning a household move in just two months.
Two months before your move
Two months before your move, get a journal or diary where you can write down your entire list of ‘to-dos’ including finding a moving company. At this time, you should make an inventory of all the rooms in your home. Plan out which rooms you will begin packing first. If you think you need professional help with packing, then it’s best to choose a removals service which can give you a packing service as well.
6 weeks before your move
Six weeks before your move, you should have already determined which items you will take, and which items will be given away or thrown away. This is also the ideal time to sort through all your important documents and files and make sure that they have their own box or container which is properly labelled. If you need storage services, this would be a good time to look for one. Ideally, the removals service you have chosen, such as one of the companies providing removals Cheltenham offers can offer you storage services as well. Six weeks before your move is also a good time to make a list of people you need to notify about your move.
Four weeks before your move
Now is the time to gather all the packaging materials you may need (unless you have hired professional packing services to do this for you). If you are doing the packing yourself, make sure the packaging materials you choose, such as the boxes, are sturdy and strong enough, and make sure you have enough tape, bubble wrap, labels, and so on.
Two weeks before your move
You should already have packed most of your items, leaving a few essentials for the day of the move and a day or two after the move. You should have sent notices to relevant people regarding your move as well. Don’t forget to confirm with your utility companies, and, if you have time, visit your new neighbourhood and get a better feel for it.
The day before and the day of your move
Just relax and take it easy, and remember to get plenty of rest the night before. Pack some essentials (such as a change of clothing, toiletries, kitchen items, and snacks) in a bag. Make sure you are sufficiently hydrated throughout the day, and be ready to ‘camp out’ for the next day or so.