3 Months Before
Arrange Finances & Pet Care
Now that you're just three months away from moving day, it's time to start getting your financial affairs in order. This includes transferring your accounts, cancelling any subscriptions or memberships you won't be needing in your new home, and making sure all of your bills are paid off.
For those looking to save money on their move, now is the time to start collecting moving boxes. You can often find free boxes at your local grocery or liquor store. Just be sure to call ahead and ask if they have any available.
If you have any pets, now is the time to start making arrangements for their care during the move. This may include finding a pet-friendly hotel or arranging for a friend or family member to take care of them while you're moving.
2 Months Before
Book Moving Company & Donate Unwaited Items
This is the time to be finishing up your packing and getting everything ready for the move. If you haven't done so already, be sure to make arrangements with a moving company. This includes booking them as well as getting insurance for your belongings.
Now is also the time to start cleaning your home from top to bottom. This way, you can get your deposit back and leave your old home in good condition for the next tenants.
If you have any big items that you won't be taking with you, now is the time to sell them or donate them to charity. This includes furniture, appliances, and any other large items that won't fit in your new home.
1 Month Before
Confirm Arrangements & Travel Plans
Moving day is coming up fast, so it's time to start getting everything in order. This includes confirming your arrangements with the moving company, as well as finalizing your packing. Be sure to label all of your boxes so that you know what's inside and where it needs to go in your new home.
If you cannot move into your new home on the day you move out of your old one, you'll need to make arrangements for temporary housing. This may include staying with friends or family, renting a hotel room, or renting a storage unit.