move preparations

Move Preparations

From the best moving apps to your moving timeline and all that is in between…

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Move Preparations

Best Moving Apps - Over the course of planning and executing a long-distance move, there are a number of tasks to be managed simultaneously, and there is an App to help with every aspect of moving. Whether it is finding a moving company, ordering supplies, or organizing checklists and budgets, there is an App to simplify your move and keep you on track. With all these great moving apps, everything will be organized and in one place.

Changing your Address - Submitting a change of address with the post office is quite easy and will give you the peace of mind that all your mail will be delivered to the new address. You will be able to change your address to many of the places online. Of course, to prevent any disruption of your mail service, it is important to make sure all interested parties are advised of your move ahead of time.

Cost of Moving - Long distance, or cross-country moves are calculated very differently from local moves. They are based on mileage and weight, or volume. If hiring a professional moving company to transport your belongings, the estimated price will be determined by a number of distinct factors. Be sure to take the time needed to factor in all relevant costs and expenses related to your upcoming move, and keep track of them at every step leading up to moving day.

Creating a Moving Budget - When moving to a new home, having a moving budget prepared and in place will create efficiency and clarity when having to take care of the costs associated with the moving process. Figure out how much you can allocate for your move and begin thorough research into creating your moving budget template. Always keep these things in mind when you create a moving budget template.

Getting Organized - When contemplating and preparing for a move, whether it’s local or long distance, having structure and an organized plan in place is key to an improved moving experience. As with any large scale project organization is the key. By taking time now to allocate time and resources, the end results will be a rapid, safe, and efficient relocation.

How to Keep Your Move Pest Free - There are numerous pests that could be infesting your home.If any infestations, especially with bedbugs and fleas, are not taken care of before the move, they could continue to be a problem. When the time comes to begin organizing your move and packing up your home, there are many things to think about and prepare for, such as the pests in our home that are thinking about making the move with us to your new home.

How to Plan Your Entire Move Using the Internet - With the Internet being so easily available on a moment-to-moment basis, it is possible to plan and organize your whole move via the Internet, as everything you will need is at your fingertips. With numerous websites and apps devoted to the subject of moving and everything that goes along with it, it becomes much easier for us to set our moving project in motion and keep proper track of it from the first box packed to the last one unloaded.

Important Moving Documents and Forms - However you decide to move, whether you do a DIY move, and move yourself, or hire a professional moving company, you will need to keep track of all the documents you will receive. Knowing what these documents are will help you understand the moving process, and ensure you have all the relevant documentation required for your move. Doing so will eliminate a number of unforeseen headaches.

Moving Timeline - A moving timeline is a structured “to do” list designed to help you with the numerous tasks to juggle and complete all within a certain time frame. Your moving timeline will be customized to suit your individual move, from day-to-day, week-to-week, dependent on your relocation process. At any given time, your moving plans may change, sometimes dramatically, therefore your moving timeline could also change.

Transferring Utilities When Moving - Shutting off, setting up, or transferring of utilities is an important aspect of moving, one that is best not to be overlooked while in the midst of planning your long-distance move. Once your moving dates have been determined, you can then coordinate when to have your power turned off at the home you will be leaving. Most companies require at least 3 weeks lead time. Allow yourself enough time to research the utility companies in the new location.

What to Do With Your Food Before Moving - When planning an upcoming move, whether it is a local, or long-distance relocation, thinking about what to do with your food is often overlooked until the last moment. With the options available to you, there is so much that can be done with your food before moving day. If planned out correctly, you should arrive at moving day with little or nothing in your freezer or fridge that will need to be thrown out.

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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

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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

Danielle Francisco
Feb 11, 2024

Terrific experience with Andres and his team. They were quick, efficient and very knowledgeable. Read more testimonials

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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