If you do everything right, then a week before moving, you should have boxes piled up and your house décor wrapped with bubble wrap for protection. But that’s not the case, is it? You still have a long way to start packing, and it’s just one week before you have to.

It’s time to hurry up and start working on the small things first. Because it’s the small things that we leave behind as they easily slip our minds. From separately packing essentials you will need while traveling to closing your local accounts, we unconsciously overlook them.

Here is a checklist you can follow a week before you are about to relocate to your new place.

A Week Before Moving Checklist

Preparing Your Belongings For The Move

Refrigerators and freezers should be disconnected and defrosted a week before moving else; they will leak water into your other belongings. Washers and dryers need to be disconnected and dried before packing. Start picking out paintingsdécordecor from the walls, so they can be safely packed.

Close Local Accounts

If you are moving interstate or international, you need to close your safety deposit boxes. Go to your bank and put in a request for an address change as well. If your bank has branches in your new location, put in a request for your account transfer; otherwise, consider close the account. Decide whether to close your recurring gym or local group memberships.

Pack Essentials Box Beforehand

Is your cargo reaching the same day as you? If not, pack a box of essentials a week before you have to move. Your package should have everything you will need to stay one or two nights without your cargo. For a start, pack toiletries, snacks, baby food, dog food, cleaning essentials, and medicines for your first night at the new house.

Just like packing, unpacking is also a process. You start by unpacking boxes of daily essentials like food and clothes. It only makes sense to pack them the same way. You can also pack and label one or two boxes of everyday essentials that you can open as soon as your things arrive.

Efficient Labeling

If you are taking the essential box with you, mark it for ‘Do Not Move’ or color code it, or keep it in your car. The same goes for every box and luggage you will carry with you rather than with the movers. The best strategy is to color code or mark the boxes with the ‘Do Not Move’ tag as soon as you pack it.

Hire Professional Movers And Packers

Are you moving to a different state or a foreign country? InterWest Moving and Storage has got you covered. We serve customers across the U.S. and around the world. No matter where you are coming from or where you have to go, InterWest Moving and Storage will deliver your things to the new place timely and safely.

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