6-8 weeks before your move

6-8 Weeks Before Your Move

A guideline on how to be ready for the “big “day”.

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6-8 Weeks Before Your Move

The initial phase of your moving process starts 8 to 6 weeks prior to your move date. This is the right time to start planning ahead and prepare for the "big day". The following guidelines will walk you through the basic preparations that require your attention.

What is Moving?

Find out how to get ready 6-8 Weeks before your move. The complete moving guide on making your move easy.If you are preparing for an interstate move, your moving cost will be determined according to the amount of possessions you are moving with you. This is the time to start thinking about the size of your move and downsize it if possible.

If you already bought or rented your new home, you know how it looks like. Sketch a floor plan of your new residence and try to fit your belongings in it. Visualize the space and think about furniture placements. Keep in mind that there is quite a difference between the average New York apartment and the Californian one.

Now, that you know what items are you moving, you need to choose what to do with the items you do not need. Here are some suggestions:

  1. A moving sale is a great opportunity to make money by selling old stuff.
  2. Give away stuff to friends and family
  3. DONATE TO CHARITY. It is always a good idea to help others and donate your old belongings to those who need it. Schedule donation's pick ups for 2 weeks prior to your move date.
    * Charity organizations California
    * Charity organizations New York
  4. Dispose of items that cannot be reused.

Finalize Your Move with a Moving Company.

Once you have decided what stays and what travels, you are ready to choose a moving company and get a written quote. Be sure to provide your relocation representative all the necessary information regarding your move needs:

  • Origin and destination information including: stairs/elevator accessibility, truck access and parking.
  • Pick up and delivery date.
  • If storage is needed, for how long and if you are interested in storage in your origin or in your destination.
  • Car transportation.
  • Packing services and packing supplies.
  • Unpacking services and debris removal.
  • All other special need you might have.

Packing Supplies, etc.

If you contracted your moving company to do the packing for you, you can skip this phase. Your moving company will provide all packing materials needed to pack your belongings according to an inventory list.

If you choose to pack yourself, this is the time to start gathering packing supplies. You can purchase all these materials directly from us. And yes, we deliver.

Be sure to purchase boxes that are specially designed for moving and relocation to prevent any damages to your belongings. Oversized boxes are often not strong enough to protect the packed items from damage.

Storage Locations

Los Angeles
5698 Bandini Blvd B.
Bell, CA 90201
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 102
San Francisco
745 85th Ave
Suite L. Oakland, CA 94621
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 135
New York
210 Meadowlands Pkwy d,
Secaucus, NJ 07094
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 131

Business Hours(PST)

Monday: 8am - 4pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Shannon L.
Shannon L.
Jan 5, 2024

Movers who packed my things up in NY were great. I was also very impressed with how clear everything was, how fast the move coordinator Eric was with getting back to me. Read more testimonials

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Feb 11, 2024

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Ria B.
Ria B.
Jan 10, 2024

Everything went smoothly with CA-NY Express Movers. They packed up my apt in NYC in no time, put it into storage for me while we found our new house. Read more testimonials

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