Planning Your San Antonio Residential Move: Budget Movers’ Essential Checklist

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Moving can be tough!

But luckily your San Antonio moving specialists at Budget Movers are more than tough: we’re Texas tough! And we are ready to help you tackle your residential relocation and all the details that go along with it.

So, saddle your horses and get ready to move down to ol’ San Antone with Budget Movers’ essential checklist:

How to Plan a Residential Move in San Antonio

  1. Set Up Utilities

This is a big one. You don’t want to move into your lovely new home…only to realize you have no A/C during a hot Texas Summer night. Make sure all your utilities, including power, water, and cable services, are set up to be working on move-in day.

  1. Little Details: Changing Address

Make sure all of your paperwork is done ahead of time. Let schools and employers know about your change of address. If you have children, you’ll want to register them for their new schools.

  1. Get Packing Supplies

Whether you are packing your own things or utilizing a packing service, you will want to make sure you or your moving company have packing supplies, like boxes and heavy duty tape, ready to go.

  1. Make Copies of Important Documents

Just in case of damage or loss, make sure you make copies of important documents. Especially in the midst of tax season, it is a good idea to keep copies of financial documentation like W2s, and you’ll also want to make sure you have secured and copied birth certificates and other vital records.

  1. Choose a Moving Company

Research, research, research! Google is your friend when it comes to scheduling a move with a reputable moving service. It is always a good idea to read reviews and check out the company’s website. (Our reviews and service page are linked in the previous sentence for your convenience. Check us out!) You will also want to get a quote for your move ahead of time, as well as walk through all the details of the move with your moving specialists.

For a week-by-week moving checklist, try this one published by The Home Depot, and if you still have questions about your move, read through our FAQ for more helpful info:

San Antonio Moving FAQ

  • What should I do with my pets during a residential move in San Antonio?

It is best to consider your pet and their individual needs when making this decision. According to the ASPCA, you should consider leaving your pet with a trusted friend on moving day for their own comfort. Try to keep your pet’s routine as normal as possible. Get your pet ready for moving by traveling with them in their crates ahead of time; this will help them get used to traveling in a car or moving truck. Find a trusted pet sitter or pet siting service in San Antonio.

  • Could Budget Movers pack my things for me?

Yes! We offer packing services. Call us at (210) 920-7938 for more information.

  • Could I store furniture with Budget Movers?

Absolutely! We also offer storage units for our customers. Read up on our storage services here.

  • Is it cheaper to move on the weekend or during the week in San Antonio?

Whether you move with us, on your own, or with another moving company, it is always cheaper to move during the week.

  • Can you help with furniture assembly and disassembly?

If you elect to use our packing service, then sure thing! We provide what is known as professional crating: a special service for particularly fragile and expensive objects.

Are You Moving to San Antonio? Let Budget Movers Help You!

As agents of National Van Lines, Budget Movers comes highly certified to help you simplify your residential move. We offer packing and storage services, and we guarantee to help get you and your belongings to your new home safely. Call us today at (210) 920-7938 for more information.

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