A Brief Timeline for Your Madison Move

Planning a move of any kind can be a daunting task, whether it’s across town or to a brand new state. But with a well-structured timeline in your back pocket, you can make the process more manageable and less stressful through the art of planning ahead.

In this blog post from Gorilla Movers of Wisconsin, we will outline a brief timeline you can follow for your upcoming Madison, WI, area move and give you an idea of what you should focus on leading up to the moving day!

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12 to Nine Months Out

Research Moving Companies: Congratulations, you’ve decided to move! Shortly after making this decision, though, it’s time to start researching moving companies in Madison and neighboring cities. If you’ve decided you need help during this process, which is what we personally recommend, it’s time to read reviews, compare prices, and request estimates to narrow down your residential moving choices.


Six Months Out

Declutter and Organize: About six months out, it’s a good idea to start decluttering your home and organizing your belongings. Donate, sell, or dispose of items you no longer need or want; this will help you streamline your move and reduce the amount of stuff you have to pack and transport.

Create a Moving Budget: Determine your residential moving budget, taking into account expenses such as packing supplies, transportation, and any additional fees. Having a clear budget in mind will help you stay on track during the entire process.


Three Months Out

Notify Important Parties: Don’t forget to inform your utility providers, banking institutions, internet providers, and any other agencies of your upcoming move. Set up the necessary arrangements to transfer or cancel services, update your address, and ensure a smooth transition.

Begin Packing: Start packing non-essential items that you won't need until after the move (i.e. spare kitchen appliances, holiday decorations, etc.) Label each box with the room it belongs to and its contents for easier unpacking later.


One Month Out

Confirm with Moving Company: Contact the local moving company you selected during the initial research phase and confirm the details of your move. Double-check the moving date, timeline, and any specific requirements or special instructions our Gorilla Movers of Wisconsin team should be aware of.

Change of Address: Fill out a change of address form with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to ensure that your mail gets forwarded to your new address. Notify friends, family, and other important contacts about your new address as well.

Feel Confident During Your Wisconsin Move

With careful planning, your move to or around Madison can be a smoother and more efficient experience! Check out our Gorilla Movers of Wisconsin blog for more tips and strategies to make moving easier and contact us to set up packing, unpacking, and transportation services!

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