Whether you’re moving a home or office, it’s a task with a fair amount of challenges that need to be dealt with a calm and calculated mind. Planning is crucial to ensure things go smoothly on a moving day.
Yes, hiring a reputable moving company is paramount to the safe movement of all your belongings, but you should not leave all things to them to handle. There are still specific tasks that need to be performed a week before moving, and they may slip out of your mind adding to your confusion.
Contrary to the common perception, moving is not all about packing your goods in a pile of boxes and hiring the services of professional moving services in Palm Beach, Miami or elsewhere.
Let’s read about five vital tasks to be performed at least a week before moving to a new location.
1. Transfer or Close Bank Accounts
If you and your family members have bank accounts in a local bank and you’re moving to a new location, then it’s best to set up a new bank account before you close the account with your old bank.
Doing this will prove to be a money-saving exercise for you in a new location as you won’t have to pay fees to use ATMs of banks.
Before you move, check the area to see which bank's ATMs and other standard services will be most convenient for you.
2. Transfer Prescriptions
If you’re on medication and moving to a new location, then you need to set up that prescription at a drug store in a new place where you’re about to shift. It will involve communicating with doctors to have them send your medical prescriptions to a new location.
It’s a good idea to get it done early rather than later. You certainly wouldn’t want to call your doctor when you’ve arrived at a new place and desperate for medication.
3. Tag Furniture for Proper Placement
Moving is not only about safely packing your expensive furniture and artifacts. But it’s also about placing it in the designated room or area. This is where you can make the job of a local moving company easier.
Think beforehand where you want certain furniture pieces to be placed and tag them with the name of the room. That way, your movers will know exactly where to go and exactly put the stuff.
4. Pack all “Essentials” in Case Moving Truck Gets Late
There are some things you’ll want to carry with you in case the moving truck is late. Make sure you carry essential medications, paperwork, a pair of clothes, and food items you need. Do not forget first-aid kit too for any medical urgency.
5. Confirm the Movers
Contact the moving company you’ve hired to confirm their arrival. Go over all arrangements to make sure there’s no missing link. It will also help you avoid extra moving fees.
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