Local Moving Checklist for Birmingham Customers

Local Moving Checklist for Birmingham Customers

Planning your upcoming local move in the Birmingham area can be a difficult and stressful process all the way up until the day of the actual move. However, the pressure you feel can be lessened by knowing exactly what needs to get done and in what order. In order to eliminate any confusion, you simply need a local moving checklist.

The number of the items on this checklist can be completed several weeks in advance of the move. When you organize moving tasks in advance, you can simply complete each item when required, and benefit from a much more efficient process.

Here is your local home relocation checklist:

✔ 4 to 6 Weeks Before the Move

  • Schedule a moving estimate
  • Start packing
  • Sell, donate or throw away items you do not need

✔ 3 to 4 Weeks Before the Move

  • Schedule your move with a moving company (Armstrong Relocation!)
  • Determine the layout of your new home
  • Inform utility companies and businesses of your moving date
  • Inform the post office of your moving date
  • Get change of address forms

✔ 1 Week Before the Move

  • Clean furniture to be moved
  • Consolidate and disassemble furniture as needed if doing yourself
  • Clear any obstructed paths in your home for movers

✔ Day Before the Move

  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to be moved
  • Seal all boxes so they are ready to move
  • Pack an “essential items” bag or box including toilet paper
  • Place protective carpet material at your new or current home if not done by moving company

✔ If Using Packing Services

  • Conduct a complete walk-through with your packers
  • Identify any fragile items requiring special care
  • Place items you do not want packed in a separate location
  • Count the number of boxes packed by the professional packers

✔ On Moving Day – The Loading Process

  • Clear the driveway and walkways
  • Meet the moving team when they arrive
  • Conduct a walk-through with the moving team
  • Load your vehicle if any necessary items are Keep-With-You items
  • Conduct a final walk-through
  • Give the leader of the moving team your phone number and new address

✔ On Moving Day – The Unloading Process

  • Conduct a walk-through of your new home with some of the team
  • Be present to guide the moving team as needed
  • Conduct the final walk-through of your home

By using this to-do list for moving in the local Birmingham area, you can be ready for the big day when it arrives.

To get started with your local move in or around the Birmingham area, contact us today at 205.942.1625 or request a quote online.