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Timeline for Relocation: A Week-Long Guide

Moving can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. 47% of those who have moved report experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety during the process. If you have an upcoming move scheduled, getting ahead of things with a plan in place will save you much stress, whether you’re moving across the country or down the street.

The first step is to devise a checklist. From arranging the transfer of utilities to scheduling a pet- or babysitter, tasks add up fast and may become overwhelming if ignored. A checklist helps put these tasks in order; take care of the most important and challenging things first. You could also reach out to the moving company you plan on using and see if they have a moving timeline guide for you.

Another tip is to put together a home inventory sheet. Going room by room, make a detailed list of all your belongings. Any unwanted items should be disposed of, or better yet donated. The fewer items you have to pack, the less work you have to do when it’s time to unpack. Also,  keep track of anything that may need special handling, such as glass and other fragile items.

One more pro tip is to consume any perishable items, i.e., food. This reduces waste while also cutting back on what you bring with you to your new location. Empty the kitchen cabinets and defrost the freezer if necessary; these time-consuming tasks should be done as soon as possible, not towards the end of the move. 

A final word of advice is to focus on the positives of moving to a new location! For more tips, check out the accompanying guide for a quick rundown of what to do in the week leading up to the big move.

Infographic provided by Best of Utah Moving, a moving company specializing in office relocation services

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