Moving Preparation Timeline
As Soon as You Decide to Move
Purchase packing supplies, such as packing boxes, tape, and packing paper or bubble wrap.
Discard items that you don't need or use. You won't miss them.
Donate unneeded items to charity or have a garage sale to get rid of them.
As Soon as You Know a Moving Date
Consult a licensed Los Angeles Mover and discuss your needs.
Place your order when you have a firm move date.
3 Weeks Before Moving
Begin packing if you are packing yourself. If you have a large residence you may wish to have a housekeeper or family member help. Packing is a time consuming process so it is important that you begin early. Thorough packing will reduce the cost of your move.
Contact people who work with you on a regular basis, such as pool maintenance companies and gardeners, to cancel their services.
2 Weeks Before Moving
Notify Utility companies of disconnect date and arrange new services.
Have utilities disconnected at closing if the new occupant does not establish new accounts.
Notify your TV, internet, and phone land line providers of your move and arrange for transfer to your new residence.
File a change of address notice at the post office, making it effective on your moving date or a few days before.
Notify newspaper and magazine subscriptions of your new address.
Order bank checks with your new address. If you are moving out of the area, establish a new account.
1 Week Before Moving
If a house sale is involved confirm that your closing is on track and handle tasks required by your closing agent. Arrange to have your homeowners insurance transferred to your new home.
Confirm your service arrangements with your moving company.
Clean each room thoroughly as you finish packing. Clean all appliances which will remain and place their manuals in a kitchen drawer.
Arrange to have pets and small children out of the way on moving day.
If you live in West Hollywood or Beverly hills, go to your city hall to obtain a permit to allow your moving truck to park in front of your residence.
If you wish to discard any furniture or appliances, the city offers a free service called bulky item pickup. Call 1 800 773-2489 at least two days before your collection day.
On Moving Day
Walk through every part of your residence before the movers leave to be sure nothing has been left behind. Look in every closet and open every drawer and cabinet.
Supervise the movers as they unload so that furniture and boxes go in the correct room or area.
If you are inclined to tip, that certainly is appreciated. Our movers are strictly forbidden from ever soliciting a tip.