As movers in Greenville, NC, we know that not everything about moving has to do with packing. From finding a new home, setting up everything you need, to even getting the movers you need— there’s a lot of work to be done. With that in mind, here are 3 essential non-packing tasks to do before you move.

1. Change Over Everything

To start, you need to make sure utilities and all other services that deal with your address are sorted out. You need to fill out a change of address form at your local post office 2-3 weeks prior to the move. In addition, notify utility services 2 weeks prior to your move. Schedule them to turn off at your old home the day after your move, and turn on at the new home a couple of days prior to moving in. If necessary, also have records transferred at your work and the new schools.

2. Set Up New Home Prep

You want to make sure your new Greenville, NC home is ready when you get there. Make sure to call a locksmith and arrange to have your new home locks changed on moving day. In addition, schedule a cleaning company to clean the new home and steam clean the carpets a day or two before the move date. It’s also a great idea to research cable, internet, and phone providers in new area and set up appointments for service installation.

3. Research Moving Companies

It’s very important to research and hire a mover 6 weeks before the big day. If you need help picking the right one, here’s our essential decision guide. Of course, we hope you consider Advance Moving and Storage when you make your move. For more than 20 years, we’ve been dedicated movers in Greenville, NC pros, serving Eastern North Carolina and surrounding areas. Locally owned and operated, we’re a fully licensed and insured to assist with your moving needs. If you’d like to partner with us, don’t hesitate to contact us.