At Billy Goat Moving in Fort Collins, we know that the moving process can be just that – a process – and getting a headstart on the packing and planning can make the experience much less stressful. Every person’s situation is different and you may have to move at a moment’s notice due to unforeseen circumstances, but if you have time to prepare for your move, there are things you can do in advance so that you’re ready to go when moving day arrives. Even if you’re a month or two away from moving, there are things you can start on right away.


Moving Expenses

Moving costs money, and budgeting your expenses sooner rather than later can help you avoid surprises and unforeseen costs. If you’re moving because of a job, take the time to talk to the company you’ll be working for to see what moving expenses are covered. Knowing what they will pay for and what you need to pay for can make the entire process much easier. Organizing a spreadsheet and having a list of things you need to purchase will save you from scrambling to pay for something or not having the money to cover certain items related to your move.

Take Care of Personal Business

If you have a gym membership, belong to a professional club, or volunteer with a non-profit organization, be sure to give them enough notice that you’ll be moving. You don’t want to keep paying for a gym you’re not using, and the non-profit will need to find another volunteer to fill your weekly time slot. Taking care of personal business will help you focus on the business of moving, and getting yourself ready for a big transition.


Find a Good Moving Company

You won’t need a moving company until the day of your move, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until a few days before to start calling. Most moving companies will have a schedule that’s planned weeks in advance, and you may want to talk to a few different businesses before you decide on one. Take time to read reviews and talk to others who may have used a certain moving company and confirm that the company will be able to handle the volume of your move. At Billy Goat, we love helping people make the transition from one home to another, as well as one city to another, and we can safely transport all of your personal belongings. You’ll also receive friendly and professional service from the first moment you call.

If you need to move in the near future, take advantage of the time you have to begin planning your move now. Get organized, find moving and packing supplies, and if you have kids, help them become an active part of the moving process. In our next blog, we’ll talk about important steps to take when moving with young ones.

When you’re searching for a moving company in Northern Colorado, contact Billy Goat right away!