Moving house means completing many tasks, both big and small, before moving day actually takes place. It can be easy to overlook a required task between the day you first decide to move and the day you settle into a new place. To make relocating a little easier for our Long Island customers, Quality Moving & Storage has created the "Quality Moving & Storage Checklist!"

What does our moving checklist cover?

We've tried to provide as thorough a list as possible for everyone from homeowner to apartment tenant. While every situation is unique, even a simple local move in Long Island, there are always some moving chores that everyone has to do.

Start Preparing Well in Advance

Getting ready for your household move starts several weeks in advance. It can take up to three months to find and arrange for a new apartment in your desired city. It may also take a long time to close on a house mortgage. 

About one to two months before your planned move is the time to find a residential mover to take your belongings to their new home. You may want to choose Quality Moving & Storage based on our BBB-accreditation and A+ rating, as well as, partnership with Wheaton World Wide Moving. However, you can also compare multiple moving companies and get free cost estimates from all of them.

Preparing for Moving Day

During those last few weeks before the scheduled moving day, you'll need to start moving your life, changing jobs, and packing up your belongings. Of course, we offer full-packing services for customers who want to save the time and make sure their belongings are secure for the trip.

Other tasks you'll be completing during this period include changing addresses on subscription services, with insurance companies, and scheduling your utilities for disconnection. Don't forget to transfer your checking and savings to a different bank if your existing bank doesn't have a branch in the area of your new home.

On moving day, you'll also need to be available for the movers. There may be paperwork to go over and an inventory list to review after your home is cleared out.

Things to Do After You Move

Once you reach your new home, you might need to call your moving company and arrange for a delivery date. This is often the case if you are completing a long-distance move to a destination that's far from your old home. The long-distance movers can keep your items in storage until you are ready to receive them at your new home.

You'll also want to call your local utility providers to get the electric, gas, and water switched on. You might need to reach out to your children's new school about getting them enrolled for the next semester.

Find Out More About Getting a Free Moving Estimate in Long Island

Quality Moving & Storage can help you with many of the tasks around your long-distance move in Long Island. Streamline the process of relocating by giving us a call. We'll be happy to provide a free estimate for:

If you have any questions about our moving services, you can also use our online form to submit them. A friendly representative will get back to you as soon as possible