Matheson Transfer is an expert in all kinds of moving, from piano movers to moving a full 5-family house. Since we have seen it all, we have lots of tips for current movers out there. Here are 5 things that you should be doing one week before your move.
1. Schedule Utilities
One week before moving day is a good time to set up new utilities and schedule your old utilities to be turned off. You generally want to schedule the day before the moving day as the time things get turned on so they are active as soon as you move in. Make-sure your schedule your old utilities to be turned off too.
2. Change Prescriptions
If you have any medications, make sure you change your prescriptions to a nearby pharmacy. You will have to call your doctors and make sure all your prescriptions have been accepted so it’s a good idea to do this one as early as possible.
3. Start Cleaning
You will want to make sure your apartment is sparkling clean on move out day. That is why it helps to start cleaning one week before you move out. That will give you enough time to hit everything and give extra attention to problem areas like stained carpets or scuffed floorboards.
4. Pack an Emergency Essentials Box
There is always the possibility that something gets misplaced in the move. One week before the move, put together an essentials box that has basic necessities like some toiletries, first aid items, and maybe some canned foods. That way you have your basic necessities in case you don’t have immediate access to essentials
5. Disassemble Large Items
One week before your move is a good time to start disassembling large pieces of furniture like dressers, beds, and desks. Some large items need a special moving team. For instance, pianos need a special team of piano movers and many moving companies specialize in moving large items that cannot be taken apart.
If you are looking for any kind of moving service, from piano movers to short-notice moves, give Matheson Transfer a call at 570-234-3037. We have been serving the PA area since 1940 and offer some of the top moving services in the area.