Moving is a difficult undertaking. When it comes to moving, there are a lot of things to take care of, from the process of packing and organizing the shipment of your personal belongings to the act of setting up the services for your utility providers. One of the best ways to stay on track is to use a moving calendar planner with the help of our move portal. 

Moving Checklist

Moving may be a lot of effort starting from the minute you make the decision to relocate all the way through to emptying the last box. The typical amount of time needed to finish this process is between two and three full months.

Budget

Moving is a costly endeavor. Therefore it is essential to establish financial bounds and be aware of areas where expenses may be reduced. Consider all the costs involved in relocating if you want to handle all the packing and moving on your own. These consist of:

  • Moving supplies
  • Transportation
  • Labor
  • Storage

Research Moving Companies

Beginning your search for a moving company at least two months before your relocation is the optimal time frame for doing so. You should also familiarize yourself with common moving scams before you move. The cheapest mover is not always the best option; they could not even be a mover at all.

Personal Details

The next thing on the move calendar planner is at the seven-week point. You will have plenty of time to ensure that everything is taken care of with your employment, the people caring for your children, and the pets. Right now is a wonderful time to start formulating a plan for both moving out of your current location and relocating into a new one.

Planning Travel

You know how your possessions will arrive at your new house, but do you know how you will arrive?

  • If necessary, book flights.
  • If you need to stay somewhere while traveling, book a hotel.
  • Make arrangements for childcare and pet sitting.
  • If necessary, arrange for airport transportation.
  • Make arrangements to get your car serviced if traveling a long distance. This should be finished around two weeks before your relocation.
  • Make arrangements to have your vehicle(s) transported if necessary.

Get Moving Supplies

This is an excellent time to start looking into moving supplies. You will be surprised by how many belongings you own once you begin packing. Starting early can save you a lot of space and stress in the long run.

Start Packing

Mark your move calendar planner to start packing four weeks before your planned move. Having enough time to declutter and organize during this process is key to a successful relocation. 

Clean and Prep 

Prepare your house for the people who will live there after you. At this point, you should start living with just the things that are absolutely necessary. If you are a renter, getting a head start may help secure your security deposit, and if you are a homeowner, it can help ensure a fresh start for your home buyers.

Moving Day

Finally, the big day has come. On moving day, be certain to think about these things:

  • Items that should be transported separately from the moving truck should be placed in your car or a designated location near your house. Make it clear to the movers that certain goods will not be packed in the moving vehicle.
  • Get to know your movers. Give them relevant information regarding your property and discuss any worries you have about the relocation process.
  • Make sure your flooring is protected.
  • Prepare to lead movers to rooms and instruct them on how to handle particular objects.
  • Read and sign any documents required for your relocation.
  • Take one last look around. Check that nothing is left behind, that all lights are turned out, and that all doors are secured.

Moving Calendar Planner Made Easy

The MyUnited move portal is more than simply a checklist tool for relocating. It’s how you handle your whole moving experience in one location. The MyUnited move portal puts you in charge from start to finish. You will have access to the following tools: 

Create Milestone Timeline

With this detailed timeline, you can keep track of all your moving milestones. We have you covered with useful and relevant moving resources throughout your move, from getting a professional moving price through load day and delivery.

Book Your Move Online 

Booking a move online with MyUnited has never been easier, with a quick, simplified payment process at your fingertips.

Moving Resources

MyUnited offers a comprehensive library of relocation recommendations as well as direct access to services such as voter registration, address changes, new energy suppliers, and more.

Interactive Weekly Moving Checklist

The interactive weekly checklist will help you stay focused and on track. It is customizable, allowing you to consolidate all your moving-related duties in one location.

Organize Your Moving Contacts

Organize all of your relocation contacts for fast and simple access to valuable assistance. They’re all here, from your real estate agent to your United move coordinator!

Get Started Anytime

Whether you’re just beginning to plan a move or are in the midst of packing, you can sign up for MyUnited at any time. Begin planning right away!

Relocate With S&M Moving Systems!

Relocating to a new home requires significant preparation, the right timing, and enough finances. Whether the move is local, long-distance, or worldwide, S&M Moving Systems will make the process stress-free and seamless. We provide comprehensive relocation services, including the moving calendar planner and move portal. Visit the United Van Lines website to get started!