You should never leave things until the last minute.
This is a concept most of us are very familiar with, but of course, being human we don’t always follow it. When it comes to moving, however, leaving packing until the last minute is not only inconvenient, but causes an enormous amount of additional stress and can seriously mess things up later on. Whether you’re leaving a rental behind to purchase a new single family home, or are changing things up for whatever reason, here is a timeline of the weeks leading up to your move and what you should pack and when.
One Month Before
Three Weeks Before
Two Weeks Before
One Week Before
Moving is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that bad if you plan everything out and give plenty of time to take care of each step.
Kurt Jacobson is a surfing enthusiast with a background in real estate. Having moved 10 times in the past 7 years, he thrives on helping others learn from his experiences. When he’s not out shredding waves he writes about rental apartments for RentFinder.