Box Ox Moving Co.
10616 A Lanshire Dr., Austin, TX 78756
North Austin (512) 861 8707
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Moving Timeline

When you're planning an out-of-state move, it's important to be informed and prepared; it can certainly be quite an undertaking.

To help you stay on track in the weeks leading up to your moving day, we suggest printing a copy of Box Ox Moving's comprehensive Moving Checklist and marking tasks off as you go. Then, follow the simple suggestions included in Box Ox Moving's Moving Timeline below to help make the moving process much more manageable:

Before Your Move

  • Create a moving file to keep quotes, information, and receipts.
    This file will hold all of your important moving documents so keep it with you throughout the entire process.
  • Start researching moving companies and getting moving quotes.
    Making an educated, informed decision on which moving company you will use is one of the most important things you'll do. Time spent researching and comparing is time well spent.
  • Gather moving supplies.
    At a minimum you'll need moving boxespacking tapebubble wrap, and newsprint. You may also want to consider mattress bagsfurniture pads,paper paddingstretch wrap and a dolly.
  • Begin purging your home.
    Whether you donate, have a garage sale, or throw away, if you don't use it, don't move it. Doing this will save time and money in the long-run.
  • Be prepared.
    Verify you have everything ready for moving day. Do you know where the moving truck or moving container will park? Do you have loading help? Do you have plans for your children and/or pets? Have you reviewed Box Ox Moving's packing and loading tips?
  • Tell people you're moving.
    Whether friends, family or companies you do business with, remember to call or go online to change your address and cancel services and/or subscriptions. Box Ox Moving's moving checklist offers a full list of people and places you don't want to forget.
  • Get familiar with your new city.
    Request a newcomer's packet from the Chamber of Commerce, check out the city website and online forums or take a road-trip and visit. Knowing what to expect from your city, neighborhood, schools, etc., will make the transition much easier – especially if you're moving with children.

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During Your Move

  • Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated.
    Moving day can be a challenge for even the most fit. Make sure you get lots of rest the night before and start with an energizing breakfast. Don't forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day and take short rest breaks periodically.
  • Pack and load properly.
    If you haven't already, now's the time to review Box Ox Moving's loading tips. They're designed to help both you and your belongings stay safe during the moving process.
  • Verify moving company procedures and cost.
    With Box Ox Moving, you'll know the space used, and price before we show up.

After Your Move

  • File away moving-related receipts.
    You may not need them right-away, but you will likely need them – specifically when tax-time rolls around. Keep them in an easy-to-get-to location; ideally in your moving file.
  • Get settled in your new home.
    You don't have to be in a hurry to unpack every box right away. Focus on the essentials and take your time on the rest.
  • Have fun exploring.
    It's the best thing about moving! Discover your city, eat at new restaurants and meet the neighbors.

More Helpful Moving Advice

Much of the information you’ve read here can also be found on the Box Ox Moving Blog – which offers an abundance of detailed posts containing very specific moving advice. You can also send us a message below:

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