Double and Triple Check Your Maricopa Moving Checklist
Having a moving checklist can make things go a lot more smoothly when you are moving from one Maricopa home to another – and it becomes even more important if you are moving from elsewhere in Arizona or the country. The moving checklist will keep you on track, ensure you are meeting the right time schedule, and keep you from forgetting anything.
Your moving checklist can also help your Phoenix moving company with the instructions they need for the whens, the wheres, and the hows. But in order for your moving checklist to be effective, you have to double and triple check it to ensure that you haven’t left anything off, and you have to refer to it often.
Here’s what should be on your Maricopa moving checklist:
Pack and Purge
Up to two months before you move, you should start getting your things organized. While you are doing this, you will notice that you have a lot of things you probably don’t want or need anymore. Now is the perfect time to donate or sell these items! You can reduce the amount of stuff you have to move, and you can get rid of some of the clutter you don’t need in the process.
Start packing the things you won’t need all the time now. You can make packing a more leisurely process this way instead of trying to cram everything into boxes in a weekend.
Get Some Quotes from Movers
Don’t put yourself through the stress of moving your things yourself or trying to bribe your friends with pizza and beer to help you. You’ll just end up tired, stressed, and in pain at the end of the day, and you might even have a few less friends when you’re done. Just hire some movers in Phoenix to ensure that you get all your belongings to your new home quickly and safely.
Start shopping for movers at least two months before you plan to move. You should contact multiple moving companies to get a free estimate. Make sure you look carefully at what’s included in the estimates so you know that you’re comparing apples to apples. Also, research the reputation of each moving company online before you commit so you can be sure you are getting a reputable company to handle your things and you can expect great service.
Get Boxes and Supplies
About six weeks before your move, start gathering your moving supplies, such as boxes, tape, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, newspaper, and furniture protectors. You can order these things from your moving company, or you can source them from other local shops. You can also get some of them free from others who have recently moved and are looking to unload. Just be sure that any boxes you reuse are still in tip-top condition. You don’t want the boxes crumbling and crushing your belongings.
Confirm Your Moving Help
One month before your move, you should confirm the moving company in Phoenix, AZ you are going to use. (We hope you aren’t still planning to rely on friends for moving help!) Sign the contract and pay any deposits that may be required. Confirm the date and all the details of what you will need, such as the number of trucks, the size of the truck(s), the distance, and so on.
Use Up Perishables
You don’t want to have to move your entire refrigerator in multiple coolers. Just start using up the perishables in your home about two weeks before your move and plan to buy new when you get to the new place. Once things are out of the freezer, plan to defrost it also. Try to get it defrosted a few days before your move.
Make a Floor Plan
Make a floor plan of your new home with information about where specific furniture and boxes should go. You can give the floor plan to the movers so they can put things in the right place, and you can use the floor plan to unpack and make sense of all the chaos more quickly.
Make the floor plan once you have gone through all your things and most of your packing. Plan to give it to the movers when you do the final confirmation and sign the contract a day or so before your move.
Your Phoenix realtor may have some more suggestions for what to include on your moving checklist. Your realtor won’t just help you buy a Maricopa home but will also see you through to the move in and beyond. Your realtor will be a source of guidance and advice through it all.
At The Maricopa Real Estate Company, you can work with friendly and expert realtors who will help you find your dream home and make the process fun. If you want to buy a Maricopa home, there’s no better realtor to contact.
If you’re moving, there’s no better moving company in Arizona than A to Z Valleywide Movers. We’ll make your move as easy as possible so you don’t experience the stress of the typical move. We handle moves in Maricopa and across Arizona, including helping those move into or out of the state. Call us today to get a free moving quote and to start your planning.