tips before moving



 A moving local checklist that you create yourself will allow you to ensure that everything you need to do will get done and nothing will get forgotten in the hustle and bustle that will be created as you begin your local move. Taking your time to carefully make your own moving local checklist is important. It is not a difficult task and if you methodically go through the steps that we have laid out for you, you will be sure not to miss a thing. Moving local around Albuquerque is a big deal in any family’s life and can be a very stressful activity. The first thing you will need to do is to find the right local movers for your needs. Take the time to research the movers carefully ensuring that you get the best value for your money. Insurance is also a very good idea with any local move. Below is a good example of a moving local checklist.


    One month before moving day :

  • Get thorough quotes from a local moving company like on the move removals and choose which one is right for you.

  • Call and schedule disconnection of all utility services at your old home, and connection of them at your new one. Make sure to disconnect the day after you leave and connect the day before you arrive. Remember if you have any deposits with services, request your refund.




  • Ask your doctor or health plan provider for referrals, and obtain all medical records.

  • Pack any items that you don’t use often, including family storage items, garage items, and garden supplies.

  • Settle all outstanding bills.

  • Create a complete list of items you wish to move. Start to separate your items into categories “move”  or “give-away / sell”

  • Research your new area: Where is the local supermarket, hospital, and petrol station? Contact the new schools that your children will be attending and ensure everything is in order.

  • Order and purchase packing supplies including boxes, wardrobe boxes, packing tape, and bubble wrap.

  • Create a thorough list of essentials that will be traveling with your family and not with the movers.


   Two weeks before moving day :

  • Create a thorough list of essentials that will be traveling with your family and not with the movers

  • Change of Address through USPS.




  • Pack up more rooms in the house including dining room, living areas, and non-essential children's toys.

  • Wash and pack extra linens and towels that are not needed.

  • Return videos, DVDs, and library books.

  • Ensure all important documents including passports, birth certificates, and

  •  licenses

  • certificates are all together in a safe place.

  • Pick up your family’s dental and medical records and pack them away safely.

  • Back up your computer hard drive and pack away your printer and scanner carefully.

  • Hold a garage sale if necessary.  

   One week before moving day :

  • Notify all organizations and memberships of new important address.

  • Change of Address through USPS.

  • Clean and defrost refrigerator.

  • Final packing of all other items.

  • Pack your personal luggage last and make sure all of your essentials are included.

  • Organize carpet cleaning if necessary in both the old and new properties.

  • Find out for special transportation of your pets and plants if necessary.

  • Prepare an individual bag for each family member include pajamas, toiletries, important personal items for your first night at your new home.

  • Transfer your bank accounts.

  • Confirm arrival date and time of your moving truck.


Moving Day:

  • Keep full inventory record of what the movers take with them, including all valuables that are taken and the condition in which they leave the house, before the move.

  • Do a final thorough check of the house to ensure you haven’t left anything behind.

    By making your own moving local checklist you are giving yourself the best chance at a smooth, problem-free move local, ensuring that nothing gets forgotten or overlooked in the busy moving day.


    Important things to remember : 

  • Create a moving checklist that is pertinent to you and your family.

  • Redirect your mail.

  • Throw out as much junk as possible through charity bins or garage sales.

  • Start cleaning out cupboards and packing up things you will not need. 

  • Buy packing materials and boxes from us or supermarkets 

  • Contact your landlord/real estate agent if you are renting and arrange a refund of your deposit upon final inspection.

  • Arrange for the disconnection and reconnection of electricity, telephone & internet provider – allowing at least 5 working days to do this

  • Cancel/ redirect deliveries, cleaning & gardening and any other local services

  • Defrost and clean your fridge and freezer the day before you move

  • Start packing – the more you do before the day, the less stressful the whole experience. Label boxes clearly, especially those which are heavy or fragile.

  • Arrange for new locks to be fitted to the new house

  • Ensure your company is aware of any special requirements (eg. Pianos/ antiques etc)movers

  • Do a final check to ensure nothing is left behind

  • Turn off electricity at the main switch

  • Ensure that all doors and windows are securely locked and double check your checklist before leaving

  • Keep your valuables and important papers with you at all times

  • Unpack bedding and make up beds as soon as possible – this is the most important item, especially at the end of a moving day.






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