Once you’ve made the decision to move to Poway CA, the planning for the move ramps up. There’s a lot to take care of, including learning about the new city you will soon be calling home.
First, a little bit about Poway. About 50,000 people call this San Diego County city home. It’s actually quite new, becoming an unincorporated community in 1980. Its rural roots form the inspiration for its nickname: “The City in the Country.” Located north of San Diego and south of Escondido, it’s a part of San Diego’s North County, the second-most populous region in the nation.
Covering 40 square miles, Poway is just about a half hour from San Diego, making it a good commuter community located within daily driving distance of the big city. Whether you’re coming here from the next town over or from another state, hiring professional movers is the first step in your planning.
Here are some more tips for prepping for your move to Poway.
Set Up a Budget
Before you even pack the first box, you have to come up with a moving budget so you can keep your costs in line. Hiring a mover will contribute greatly to your budget, which is why it’s so important to hire movers first. A moving budget that incorporates all anticipated fees, from movers to supplies, will help you stay on track financially and know what the general price tag will be in the end, says The Spruce.
Create a Moving Binder or Folder
It’s helpful to have everything regarding the move all in one convenient place for quick reference. Pick up a binder or notebook or create a spreadsheet on the computer. This will be where you will store anything pertaining to the move, such as your moving checklist, moving timeline, paperwork, quotes, photos, contracts, receipts, contact information of moving professionals, and a breakdown of the tasks to be done, such as change utility companies.
Take an Inventory of Your Stuff
Go through your home one room at a time and take an inventory of what you have. Take photos too. This will help you estimate how much your move will cost, plus it will allow you to check off the items in the new place to make sure everything made it over.
Pack Like a Pro
Now it’s time to start packing. The first step is to gather the right supplies, such as boxes, bags, packing paper, bubble wrap, foam peanuts, tape, markers, labels and more.
This is an ideal time to de-clutter your home and pare down your belongings. Why pay to move things with you if you don’t really need them? Make a few piles: one to throw out (items that are broken or stained), one to donate and one to sell (things that are still in good condition but you just no longer want them).
If time is on your side, pack up your home in stages in preparation for your move to Poway. Start with packing seasonal items that you won’t need for several months, such as off-season clothing and holiday decorations. Then, move to smaller rooms such as guest rooms where you can box up items quickly with no immediate need for the contents. Gradually make your way to the main rooms of the home, such as bathrooms and the kitchen.
Update Mailing Address
To make sure your mail gets forwarded to your new place, fill out a change of address form at least two weeks before the big day. Update your address for any subscriptions for magazines or newspapers you may get. This is also a good time to update your voter registration information.
Next, it’s time to transfer your utilities, such as for electricity, gas, water and cable TV. This way, everything will be set up and working as soon as you move in.
Clear Your Schedule/Ask For Help
About a month out, you should put in a request for time off work. Ask friends or family for help on moving day. While your professional movers will handle the heavy stuff, you may need additional help with organizing, directing, and delegating on the actual day, as well as pet and child care while everyone works hard to get boxes loaded onto the truck.
Contact Best Fit Movers
As soon as you know the date of your move, contact Best Fit Movers in San Diego at 858-258-9624. We have a lot of experience moving people to and from Poway, so you can hire us with confidence. We would be happy to help you start planning with a free quote.