Ohio Moving Guide

Preparing for an Ohio relocation? If you’re searching for a guide that can walk you through each step of your move with ease, you’ve come to the right place. Although moving can feel like a daunting process, all it takes is the proper knowledge in order to get the job done without a hitch.

When you need a step-by-step guide to completing your Ohio move, we’ve got exactly what you’re looking for. Keep reading, and discover everything you need in our comprehensive relocation guide!


Your Ultimate Ohio Moving Checklist

As you prepare for your Ohio move, completing each necessary step in the process is crucial. With our moving checklist, you can make sure you don’t miss any of the tasks required for your relocation. Learn from our ten step list below…


  • Allow Plenty of Time

When you’re preparing for a move, not giving yourself enough time is one of the worst things you can do. Rather than waiting until the last minute and rushing through the process haphazardly, save yourself the stress and disorganization, and opt to start moving prep in advance. The more time you have to calmly handle each aspect of your move, the better. This will allow you to complete everything with plenty of time and organization.


  • Create a Thorough Plan

Want to complete a move that feels organized and stress-free? Creating a plan is the most effective way to get there. Along with starting in advance, planning the many aspects of your relocation can absolutely transform your move and prevent you from forgetting any important tasks. Create a to-do list or a schedule that lists everything you need to get done prior to moving day. Prioritize your tasks chronologically to ensure the items that need to be finished first are completed in a timely manner. Additionally, another part of your plan should be a budget. Crafting a budget for your Ohio relocation will let you more accurately anticipate the costs you will need to allot to the different parts of your move.


  • Find a Reputable Moving Company

Finding a reliable moving company is one of the most effective ways to make your move easier. Movers can transform your relocation experience by providing high-quality solutions that streamline moving, packing, and storage. By relying on the help of experts, you can guarantee that your move will feel a lot easier to manage, as your movers will alleviate some of the burden from your shoulders.  


  • Clean and Declutter

Prior to your Ohio move, it’s crucial to clean and declutter your home. Decluttering involves sorting through the contents of your space and getting rid of the items that you no longer want or need. This allows you to have a tidier space with more room for the items you actually use and less items that take up space unnecessarily. Determine which items you can repurpose by donating or selling, and then decide which of your decluttered items need to be trashed. Struggling to do this task? Get some momentum going by starting in places you know you’ll declutter a lot from, such as the back of a closet that no one ever uses.


  • Get Plenty of Supplies

To sufficiently pack your items with the right amount of protection, make sure you acquire plenty of supplies before you begin the packing process. You should get boxes (with some size variety), packing tape, resealable plastic bags, permanent markers, bubble wrap, moving blankets, and anything else that you need for your specific items. By stocking up on what you need, you can streamline your packing experience and reduce the risk of your items sustaining damage in transit.


  • Be Organized When Packing

While packing, be sure to prioritize organization throughout the entire process. As you packing in an organized fashion, you’ll find it much easier to group your items with like items from the same room, saving you lots of time and energy when you unpack. Additionally, staying organized when you pack typically results in a much more orderly result, allowing your belongings to be packed more securely. This makes for a much less overwhelming experience upon arriving at your new home.


  • Label or Inventory

Labeling is everything as you pack your boxes for a move. By thoroughly labeling your boxes, you can make the process of unpacking feel infinitely easier, as you won’t need to dig through boxes to find what you’re looking for. Your labels should be clearly written on more than one side of the box and should contain plenty of detail about the contents. Avoid simply writing the name of the room the boxes belong in, and instead opt to write specific items or categories so you can easily locate your belongings. Another alternative is to create an inventory list. In this case, you would label the boxes with numbers and keep a running list of the items that correspond with each number. 


  • Update Your Address

To prevent any important mail being missed when you relocate, handle address changes far in advance for the best results. Update your address with the post office, your medical providers, your insurance provider, your bank, your credit card company, your employer, the DMV, and any subscription services you may have—among many other important parties. Be thorough and go through all the parties you receive important correspondence from to ensure you don’t experience any issues with communication moving forward.


  • Confirm Utility Changes

In addition to updating your address, it’s important to make sure you have your utilities transferred or set up. If you’re moving locally, you may be able to transfer your services to your new address with the same provider. However, with long distance moves, you will need to schedule termination dates at your old home and activation dates at your new home. Make sure you book this with plenty of time to spare so you don’t experience any scheduling difficulties. Additionally, confirm these dates about a week before your relocation to make sure everyone is on the same page for moving day.


  • Explore Your New Neighborhood

Finally, you’re moved into your new Ohio home! This is an exciting time, so allow yourself the opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of unpacking and get out in your new neighborhood. Explore the local spots near you, and find out which restaurants, parks, stores, and more are your favorites. Embrace all of the wonderful aspects that your Ohio town has to offer.


Prepare for Your Ohio Move!

With the help of our Ohio moving guide, relocating has never been easier. Interested in simplifying your move even further? Count on the experts at RLD Relocation & Logistics to make your move a breeze. Since 1978, RLD has provided reliable relocation solutions to customers throughout Ohio, empowering them to experience moves that feel stress-free and straightforward. We offer a wide array of moving, packing, and storage solutions at competitive rates. Request a quote online or call us today at (234) 334-7777, and find out how we can transform your move!

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