A guideline to help you be ready for “moving day”
A moving timeline is a structured “to do” list. When you decide to move your home, whether it is locally or long distance, at first it may seem like a simple task, however, once you begin gathering information, and immersing yourself into your move, you will soon realize that there are numerous tasks to juggle and complete all within a certain timeline.
Creating a moving timeline will help keep you organized and on top of what needs to get done. It will increase your capacity to multi task. Each task can be prioritized based upon their importance and deadlines can be set for completion, follow up, or necessary action to be taken. There are some great apps which can be used, creating even more simplicity, as you can check off tasks from anywhere.
Your moving timeline will be customized to suit your individual move. This timeline may shift day-to-day, week-to-week, dependent on your relocation process. At any given time things may change with your moving plans, therefore your moving timeline could also change.
Below is a comprehensive timeline beginning at 8 weeks, outlining some common tasks to achieve and accomplish when relocating. If you are planning to hire professional movers or move yourself, you can use this as a guide to create your own personalized moving timeline. You can also view our Moving Checklist, which you can print and use as a reference.
8 Weeks Before Your Move
7 Weeks Before Your Move
6 Weeks Before Your Move
5 Weeks Before Your Move
4 Weeks Before Your Move
3 Weeks Before Your Move
2 Weeks Before Your Move
1 Week Before Your Move
Planning a move is not always straightforward, but with your completed moving timeline you will have direction.