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August 18, 2020

Planning Your Realistic Moving Timeline

Planning for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving normally takes more time than most people suppose it will. We quite often underestimate how much time and effort it requires to pack up all your worldly possessions into containers, into a moving truck, and get everything to the right destination. Packing on its own is often strenuous, and not everyone has the natural organizational skills to make it work easily.

Between your job and family along with self-care, there is typically inadequate time in your planned moving timeline to get it finished. Using the services of a professional moving company in Austin could reduce that time span, but the ideal strategy would be to create a sensible timeline right from the start. A realistic moving schedule for most people is approximately 2 months. Let us examine a normal moving schedule and the way to construct your own sensible timeline for the upcoming move to Austin.

Example 2-Month Timetable

· Weeks 1-4:

o Clean and Sort

o Purchase Boxes

o Garage Sale

o Book Moving Company in Austin

o Pack Lesser-Used Items

o Sign Lease / Close House Sale

· Weeks 5-6:

o Get Keys to New House

o Final Repairs

o Pack All things except Fundamentals

o Make Plans for Stuff that Is unable to move on the Truck

o Make Travel Plans for Family members

o Cancel Local Accounts along with Subscriptions

· Week 7:

o Pack All but Travel Bags

o Take down Furniture

o Wrap Up Final Business

o Mail Forwarding

· Week 8:

o Load the Moving van

o Final Residence Clean

o Transfer Utilities

o Last-Minute Issues

o Hand Over the Keys

o Travel

o Arrive Safely

2 Months Moving Time

Allow yourself no less than two months to book a professional mover, pack up and close your complete local matters. Packing will take time, and so does sifting through your things to give away or sell what you will not transport together with you. When your time is limited, and you may only pack after work or weekends or when you know that packing will never be your talent, give yourself even longer. You may also speak with your professional moving company in Austin concerning what packing services they provide.

Set Packing & Preparation Deadlines

Having said that, do not give yourself all the time in the world. Set due dates. This is the most effective strategy to get motivated and also to make use of your time resourcefully while packing up the property. Make a decision that you will have the whole guest room packed by this Thursday, and the whole living room area packed by next Saturday and take the measures to acheive it.

New Home Readiness Milestones

Additionally establish deadlines for getting the records and strategies completely ready for the move. You might want to close on your rental or home purchase, acquire the keys, be sure the utilities are on in the new location and also shut off in the old house, and the like. Create a list with all the different important home-transition milestones you need to cover. Forward your mail, get hold of new services, and make sure the houses are ready for you to bounce from one to the next.

Give Yourself a Final Day for Cleaning

Plan one final day after the truck is loaded. First, moving truck loading requires more time than you expect if you are loading DIY. Second, you'll likely want to do one last round of ceiling-to-floor cleaning ahead of your final departure. Allow yourself enough time to get it done properly, rest, and then safely get on the trail just after one last day of polishing.

Get Ready a Week Beforehand

Lastly, allow a week of margin-time at the end. Do not ride it up to the wire, there are always delays of one kind or another. You might need to devote an additional day in the old property prior to getting on the road. You might be delayed by weather or a blown tire when traveling. The new residence may not be ready for a day. No matter what, allow yourself time to tackle it. Stay in touch with your moving company in Austin and be sure you have flexibility for departure, arrival, and predicament handling as you go along.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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