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Moving is all about planning – and the sooner you start, the better!

Follow these helpful tips to make your moving experience a breeze.

8 weeks before your move

Moving is all about planning! Start a checklist with all your “to-dos” and place important documents like birth certificates, passports, and contracts into a folder.

If you haven’t already done so, contact moving companies and cleaners.

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7 weeks before your move

Boxes, boxes, boxes! Start gathering them up. And remember, you can never have enough!

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6 weeks before your move

Schedule utility service disconnections at your current residence and connections at your new address. Make sure to overlap them by a few days just to be safe!

Start packing up items you won’t need right away (like winter sweaters in July).

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5 weeks before your move

Request time off from work or school for your moving day.

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4 weeks before your move

Don’t forget to file a change-of-address form with the Post Office!

Continue to pack and label your boxes.

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3 weeks before your move

Does your car need an oil change? Tire rotation? Schedule those services now—especially if you’re making a long-distance move.

Munch on food from your pantry, fridge, and freezer so you’ll have less to move. Don’t throw out non-perishable items! Support your local food bank.

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2 weeks before your move

Notify your bank, insurance company, and other important contacts about your move. Share your new address with family and friends.

New to Breezeline? Now’s a great time to download our mobile apps.

You can also visit our welcome page for everything you need to start enjoying the Breezeline experience.

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1 week before your move

Your packing should be almost done by now. Woo hoo! Start disassembling furniture and prepping larger items for the move.

Fill a backpack with moving day essentials including credit cards, mobile phones, reservation documents, toiletries, snacks, and water.

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1 day before your move

Unplug and prepare major appliances (don’t forget to empty and defrost the refrigerator!).

Get plenty of sleep for the big day ahead!

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Moving Day!

Do a final walkthrough to make sure nothing has been left behind.

Turn off all lights and lock up.

If you’re using movers, double-check the paperwork and make sure they have the correct address.

Arrive at your new residence and start unpacking (or maybe just wait a day—you’ve earned it!).

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Surrounded by empty boxes?

You can always recycle them—and you should! But before giving those cardboard heroes new lives as napkins, towels or paper plates, get a little creative first.

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Make a Super Duper Cool Fort

From simple to complex, the only limit is your imagination. Scissors and tape also help!

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Pamper Your Pets

Make an indoor dog house for Fido (your little puppers deserves it!). And for kitty? A cardboard scratching post. Your cat—and your furniture—will thank you.

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Get Organized

Empty drawers attract clutter. Creating handy cardboard dividers is an easy way to keep the chaos away!

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Tend Your Garden

Since cardboard is made from trees, it’s a great source of carbon. You can actually use it for garden mulch to boost your soil quality. That’s a green thumb’s up!

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Cash Out

Not feeling creative? Sell your boxes instead. Companies will actually pay for your used boxes! Check around online and get put some cash back into your pocket!