Get an Early Start on Your Move: How to Prepare for your Transition

You might be thinking to yourself “I can’t believe it’s already time for me to move.” It may seem like there is a lot of work you have to do, but don’t worry.

This blog post will share some tips on how you can get an early start on your move and save yourself some stress down the road!

Get Organized

You might think it’s a good idea to wait until the last minute, but you’re only going to end up feeling more overwhelmed and behind in your work.

It is better for everyone involved if you actually get organized right away!

Gather all your belongings and pack them up

  • First, you should organize your items. Not only will this help with packing so everything is ready to go, but it also could make you realize that some things can stay behind – and save you from a lot of packing! You’ll want to note what furniture or other household goods are yours so that when the movers come in they know what to take.
  • Next, you’ll want to start packing up your items and labeling them with what room they go in. You can do this by putting labels on each box or drawer of things – like “kitchen” or “bedroom” so that when it’s time for the movers to come, everything will be ready! This way they can start packing up the furniture and other items in each room – which will make their job a lot easier.
  • Don’t forget to prepare an inventory list for your kitchen! This includes what’s in the fridge, freezer, pantry and cabinets so that you know how much food you have to work with when it comes time to move.

Find a place to store any larger items, like furniture or appliances, until they are needed again.

This could be in the garage, basement or storage unit.

Keep all of your important documents on hand – like insurance papers and social security cards so you don’t have to go looking for them when it’s time to move!

It is a lot easier if you get started early because then everything will already be ready! If not, you’ll have a lot more to do later on.

Have an exit interview with your current landlord about when rent is due for the final month of tenancy and what needs to happen by then.

Talking with your landlord is a great way to find out what needs to happen by the end of your tenancy and it might be an idea for you to call them sooner rather than later.

This will also help with getting in touch with any utilities or service providers that are coming due before moving day!

Lastly, you should make sure your bills are up to date with the utility companies so that when it comes time for them to disconnect service at your old house they can do it without a hitch. This will help prevent any unwelcome surprises on moving day!


You should be working on these steps now because if you wait until the last minute it is going to stress you out and make your move more difficult.

If nothing else, at least get started by gathering all of your belongings together so that when it comes time for them to go into storage, they will already be ready!