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Benefits of Planning Your Move One Month in Advance

Planning to Move with Bay Area Movers

Most people do not have enough time to plan a move from one city to another. Some people cram all the packing that they must do in less than a week. This is not the best strategy if you want a stress-free move. You need time to compare Bay area movers, finalise your moving schedule, prepare your new home, and pack all your things. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you plan your move at least a month in advance. You can take your time and put a lot of thought into your decision-making process.

1. Hire the Best Moving Company

Having an entire month to prepare before you move gives you a lot of leverage and opportunity to hire experienced Bay area movers who are also affordable. You can ask for recommendations from your friends and colleagues first before you hire a moving company. Too often, rates go up when there is a considerable demand for movers. Hiring a moving company one month in advance can help you avoid the hassle of negotiating for a reasonable price. You can call up several movers and ask for a quote. You may even opt to hire additional help with packing highly fragile items.

2. Downsize

One month is plenty of time to go through all the things that you own and figure out what you will bring to your new house and what to sell or donate. You can do this with your clothes, shoes, bags, and even appliances and electronics. If you have a handful of things that you don’t use anymore but are still valuable such as an extra microwave, unused clothing, CDs and DVDs, and mismatched furniture, you can set up a garage sale in your neighborhood. It’s a great way to get rid of things and getting a few dollars out of them.

3. Change Your Address

When you are moving to a different city or state, changing your address is something that you need to do in advance. Use this time to call your service providers to transfer utilities and home services including water, internet, cable, and electricity. You have to set all of these up before the day of your move otherwise you will have to spend the first day or week in your new home without power or water. Arrange an appointment or call your bank and insurance company to update your information in their system. You don’t want any of your bank statement to be sent to your old address. You should also use this time to let your friends, colleagues, and boss be informed about your new address, so they know where to reach you.