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There is no need to get creative when planning the perfect move – you just need to be smart and organized.


We all know how hectic and stressful moving can get but by being pro-active and starting early you can avoid tearing your hair apart.  Follow the schedule below and you will be fine.  Although there is no such thing as perfection; it’s as close to the Perfect Checklist when it comes to moving.



8 à 10 Weeks

  • Kids having fun while moving in a new home playing with boxesIdentify things in your home room by room to assess what needs to be packed and what needs to be left behind.
  • Prepare a folder to itemize things – stationary, kitchen items, bedroom items and so forth
  • Start calling different movers and packers in Dubai and seek multiple quotes
  • Organize a site visit for the moving company to give you an exact estimate of costs.


6 à 8 Weeks

  • movingoutStop buying new things and start disposing of any items that you do not need or will not use
  • During the site visit highlight any fragile and large items which need to be packed separately
  • Start collecting boxes and other packing material so you can start your storing and packing
  • Shortlist the moving companies and check for customer reviews to assess their capabilities and service offerings.
  • Confirm moving dates and time and initiate all required access and permits


4 à 6 Weeks:

  • contractGet written contracts signed and include the scope, costs and insurance if required
  • Start planning for the move and begin the sorting of your items for efficient moving on the scheduled day
  • Constantly update your folder with labels on how you wants items to be identified and packed
  • Update all your electricity, water, internet companies about your move and transition out of contracts


2 à 4 Weeks

  • home-moving-checklist-2Confirm your moving company is scheduled and they have provided an onsite schedule.
  • Make sure all access and permits have been received for mobbing trucks.
  • Continue to pack away things in boxes and label them accordingly


0 à 2 Weeks

  • Close up of a man using mobile smart phoneCall the moving company and ask for a point of contact name and number to be provided.
  • Ensure all valuables including important documentation are safely secured and are carried with you personally
  • Review the contract to ensure that everything is on track and being delivered
  • Ensure all services such as water, electricity are available for the moving day.


Day Before Moving à Day of Moving


  • singlemarketer-sqEnsure your onsite contact has called you and confirmed a time of arrival.
  • Ensure the parking space for moving truck is unobstructed with good in and out access
  • Make sure young children and pets are out of the immediate moving and packing area
  • Ensure a safe environment for the contractors to pack, store and move items.
  • Do a final check to ensure you have not missed any items.
  • Make sure you receive an inventory list of all items packed and stored.


Well here’s hoping and wishing you the a great and safe moving.


Don’t get caught napping and get started early – get free and multiple quotes from experienced and affordable movers and packers in Dubai now.'


Sam is the Executive Director at BusinessBid; a successful technology and business services manager having held successful leadership positions with global organizations. Sam believes finding an experienced service provider shouldn't be a challenge but an easy process and seamless process. Sam loves traveling and is a poker shark.

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