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Moving Checklist and Timeline

First and foremost, congratulations on your move and the beginning of the next chapter in your life. With so many moving pieces to the moving process, our team at Southern Self Storage thinks you deserve some help and information that can make the storage process easier. Let our team provide you with a chronological checklist and timeline of the packing and moving process.   

Two Months Before Move-In

  • Begin to research packing tips and moving companies.
  • Determine what items you are going to keep, box up, or donate.
  • Collect needed moving and packing supplies.
  • Formulate a budget for your move.
  • Request and secure time off from your job for the move.   

One Month Before Move-In

  • Start boxing up the items you won’t need right away but want to keep.
  • If needed, hire a reputable moving company for further assistance.
  • Consider all storage types for convenience and security during your move.
  • Update your address with the Postal Service, banks, and other important institutions.   

Two Weeks Before Move-In

  • Continue packing your items.
  • Start labeling and organizing your belongings.
  • Confirm moving date and time with your moving company of choice.
  • Make travel arrangements if you plan to move a long distance.
  • Start to disassemble furniture if possible.
  • Go ahead and donate or sell off items you no longer need or want.

One Week Before Move-In

  • Finish packing all non-essential items.
  • Pack a suitcase or a single box with clothes and essentials for the first couple of days at your new home.
  • Defrost and clean your refrigerator if you’re taking it with you.
  • Settle any outstanding bills.
  • Coordinate a key exchange.

Day Before Move-In

  • Prepare a box of last-minute essential items like toiletries and documents.   
  • Take apart all furniture possible by this time.   
  • Have all boxes sealed, labeled, and organized by this time.   
  • Double-check your moving truck’s arrival and parking arrangements.   
  • Disconnect all electronic appliances for transport.   
  • Finish your home cleaning by this time.

Day of Move-In

  • Get up early and confirm everything is ready to go.    
  • Be present and available to help your movers with any questions they may have.    
  • Double-check all rooms, closets, and storage spaces for any leftover items.    
  • Close all doors and windows, locking each one as you go.    
  • Turn off all lights in your old house as you leave.    
  • Ensure all your belongings make it to your new home.

Get the Ball Rolling With Southern Self Storage

Want to get a head start and make the storage process as easy as possible? Choose your storage unit today at Southern Self Storage. Each of our storage facilities located across the southern United States contains a unique line of storage types and features to help benefit you and best keep your belongings secure and well accounted for. To get started, find your nearest Southern Self Storage facility or contact our team online today!