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Helpful Tips When Preparing for a Move in Orlando, FL

At Spradlin Relocation, our priority is to make your move simple and hassle-free. To avoid any problems, we’ve put together several important resources, including our moving checklist and moving guide, when preparing for a move in Orlando, FL.

Our moving checklist walks you through the planning process step-by-step, from 8 to 12 weeks before the move right up to moving day. The moving guide is full of tips on how to plan for your move and handle certain situations, such as moving kids and pets.

Lastly, the most important resource we offer is our team of experienced relocation experts. They’ll assist you in any way possible to ensure your move goes smoothly. Get in touch with one of our qualified moving coordinators today to start planning for your move.

12 Weeks Before Your Move:

  • Decide upon your preferred moving dates.
  • Contact your real estate agent to begin the selling process.
  • Use a salary and mortgage calculator to compare new and old costs of living.
  • Research your new community by using helpful online moving tools.
  • Set up a house-hunting trip to your new city.
  • Obtain free city reports.
  • Compare school districts.
  • Learn if your employer will cover the costs of the move or will provide you with a lump sum or a direct reimbursement. If so, contact us to discuss Bekins’ enCompass(TM) program.
  • Have a garage sale or donate goods you don’t want to take with you.

4 to 8 Weeks Before Your Move:

  • Contact us to schedule a time for a free estimate.
  • Purchase or rent your new home, arrange for financing, and establish closing dates.
  • Make a list of everyone you need to notify of your move.
  • Obtain change of address cards from the post office.
  • Check with your school on transferring your children’s school records.
  • Research driver’s license requirements for the state you’re moving to.
  • Find out from your accountant if moving expenses are tax-deductible.
  • Get in touch with your insurance agent to discuss your new home’s insurance needs.
  • Enroll in a bank in your new city.
  • Organize your medical and dental records. 
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3 Weeks Before Your Move:

  • Make a decision on whether you’ll pack your own boxes or if you’ll utilize a professional packing service.
  • Begin the packing process if you’re doing it yourself.
  • Compile important personal records.
  • Change your address on credit cards, magazine subscriptions, and subscription boxes.
  • Arrange for your children to be at a babysitter during loading day.
  • Arrange to have your utilities disconnected after your move-out day.
  • Arrange to connect your utilities at your new home the day before your scheduled move-in day.

2 Weeks Before Your Move:

  • Plan to use all of the food in your refrigerator and freezer.
  • Clean your home, including the basement and attic.
  • Cancel all current delivery services, such as newspapers.
  • Dispose of all flammables, including cleaners, paints, and aerosols.
  • Transfer all current prescriptions to a pharmacy near your new home.
  • Clear out your safety deposit box.
  • Transfer bank accounts.
  • Verify you’ve packed everything.
  • Drain the oil and gasoline from your lawn mower and other power tools. 
Packing in Progress

1 Week Before Your Move:

  • Confirm your travel arrangements for your family members.
  • Provide contact phone numbers for your moving agent, so you’re accessible while in transit.
  • Empty and clean your appliances, such as your refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher.
  • Only use the household items you need, such as sheets, towels, and a few dishes.

Moving Day:

  • Review all paperwork with the driver of your moving van.
  • Check off inventory of all items.
  • Once the moving van is loaded, double-check nothing was left behind.
  • Make sure your children and pets aren’t at home, so they don’t get in the way of the movers. 
Items Being Moved

Contact us for more helpful tips when preparing for a move in Orlando, Florida. We serve customers in Altamonte Springs, Clermont, Lake Mary, Leesburg, and neighboring areas.