Moving Out Checklist
Planning a residential move in Chicago and Los Angeles, you certainly need to do a lot of important things. Your old house arrangement is among the basic, urgent tasks to solve. Some part of the job such as packing, sorting, loading and delivery of the personal belongings, electronics and furniture is efficiently done by well-trained local movers, on your request. Meanwhile, the moving off people are highly recommended to make a sort of reminder.
According to the Rental Protection Agency, about 112 million people or 33% of Americans (as of January 2018) rent their houses or apartments. The renters’ percentage is the highest in the District of Columbia (59.24%) and New York state (47.01%). Lease holdings are common in Chicago (42.09%); Los Angeles is about the average percentage (32.73%). Thus, going to leave their rental houses for good, the tenants are to be ready for inspections.
Rental Property Reminder
House owners or landlords commonly have their requirements for the property condition. A rider may be duly attached to the rental agreement; the tenants get detailed instructions. Thus, as the moving day is really challenging and laborious, the inspection is generally scheduled 3-5 days prior the departure.
A sample checklist commonly includes:
- cleaning the house and the windows;
- personal possessions removing;
- garbage discarding;
- light fixtures fixing;
- the thermostat checking.
The kitchen appliances and heating equipment are to work properly. Additionally, the tenants are to check that the windows are closed, the house is secure and return the keys. These chores are to not time-consuming, but very important. Most of these tasks are to be solved personally by the tenants. Fortunately, our well-coordinated team of accurate and courteous movers can help you with your belongings. We provide comprehensive move-related services, including packing, furniture moving and assembly, loading, delivery and arrangement.
The Things to Do Before Moving
The period before the move can be extremely labor-intensive and rich in daunting tasks. Significant life changes such as birth, marriage, house renovation or move are always stressful for people. Our experienced movers in Chicago or Los Angeles smooth your residential or office move, making it stress-free and easy for you.
Meanwhile, there are several things the people are to remember by themselves; and our customers that schedule their essential chores, are successful and self-confident as they have a complete list to check.
About 2 months before your house move, you are recommended to:
- get several free, preliminary quotes and compare them;
- have a small garage sale;
- inform all concerned parties (relatives, services providers, etc.) about the forthcoming address change;
- obtain medical records;
- check the applicable laws in your new city or town;
- agree about the mode to pay the packing and moving services bill (cash, cheques, cards, etc.);
- think about the way to transport your pets, pot flowers, etc.;
- transfer your memberships in clubs, churches and organizations;
- book your moving day.
Our dedicated, responsible professionals take pictures and inventory of your cherished belongings. Just sign the service and insurance agreements. Our moving rates are really affordable. However, the price factor can’t be decisive. Select Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc. as we are reliable and top-rated, upon checking multiple customers’ reviews.
When all basic conditions and services are agreed, 2-4 weeks before the move, you are advised to:
- schedule the professional estimator’s visit;
- collect valuables;
- clean the clothes and carpets;
- sort your footwear and personal items;
- start packing the belongings if you prefer DIY operations.
The Moving Day
When the move is properly planed and scheduled by professionals, it is smooth and stress-free. Every detail is foreseen by our experienced dispatchers and movers. So, just:
- meet the driver, reserving a good parking space for the truck;
- get rid of all flammable items;
- pack your documents, jewelry and cash to carry by yourself;
- prepare the special items, as traveling essentials for the kids;
- check that all furniture pieces, shelves and cabinets are empty;
- mark and separate the items that should not be loaded.
Our well-trained, accurate movers will pack, wrap and load the belongings fast and proficiently. Just check the items you carry by yourselves and the house condition. Turn off all the lights, and, finally, close the doors. That’s all!
Quite naturally, long distance moves may require some additional preparations, such as a hotel reservation, finding good restaurants or fast food outlets on the way; renewing your driving license, insurance policy and other legal papers, according to your new state legislation, upon arrival. Meanwhile, if you order our unpacking and furniture assembly services, don’t worry about your new house arrangements. Just think about the parking place for the truck, keep the walkways clear and tell the movers where is the place for every piece of furniture.
Well done! Now it’s the time to check out and sign the relevant documents, acts, etc. We’ll appreciate your positive reviews on our website, Yelp or Thumbtack or if you recommend our services to your neighbors and friends.