Moving to a new home takes more time than most people anticipate. One of the biggest mistakes when moving house is underestimating the time it takes to pack up, organize the move, and get everything to your destination.

Packing alone can be time consuming and exhausting. It isn’t just about packing things in boxes, it’s about buying packing supplies, organizing your belongings, and making sure they are packed safely to prevent any damage.

Often those moving to a new home also have to juggle work, family, and self-care, which makes the process more complicated. If you’re moving for the first time, you’re probably feeling very anxious about the whole process. Our experienced team has put together a realistic moving timeline to help you plan out your upcoming move efficiently:

P.S: We recommend that you have a two-month time frame to get things done easily without overwhelming yourself. Thus, our moving timeline is also based on a 2-month time frame.

Weeks 1-4

The most difficult process for clients is to begin the initial process of organizing their things. The task seems larger than it really is and that’s why most people tend to put off packing for a move till it’s too late.

Use the first four weeks to clean and organize your stuff. Begin stocking up on the supplies needed to pack all your belongings safely, like heavy-duty boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, labels, markers, thick paper, etc.

Use this time to get rid of all the things you don’t really need. The less stuff you have to pack, the easier the move. Plan a garage sale or have your family and friends come around to take the things they like. Any excess stuff left over can be donated to nearby charities. Once you know how many belongings you have to pack, book a moving service.

You can begin packing away the lesser-used items in your home, this lightens the load when moving day comes around. Sign the lease on your new place or close the home sale around this time as well.

Week 5 to 6

Get your new home’s keys so that your belongings can be gradually unloaded there. Have any final repairs done to your old home to prepare it for the new owners/tenants. Begin packing more things, only leaving behind the essentials.

Organize your boxes and determine the ones that cannot go on the truck and are fragile in nature. These boxes can be loaded into your personal vehicle.

Have all your mail directed to your new address to avoid any inconvenience for the new owners or tenants.

Week 7

Week 7 is when you need to begin disassembling all the furniture. The process is quite exhausting, which is why you need to space it out over a week. The final two weeks aren’t exactly comfortable and you will need to do with what you have. Other than dealing with the furniture, use this week to pack all but your travel bags.

Handing in the keys of the old home.

Have the place cleaned out in the last week to prepare it for the new owners. It’s always nice to turn up to a clean home, especially since moving house is such an exhausting process. The moving service will load up the truck and you can hand over the keys.

Whether you require moving labor or packing help Poulsbo WA, our team is always ready to help you. We have a decade of experience and know what it takes to make your move affordable, efficient, and hassle-free. Give us a call at 253-653-8635 or book your move with us today!