Your DIRECTV Guide to Less Stressful Moving

Your DIRECTV Guide to Less Stressful Moving

Moving – it’s a word that can send shivers down your spine, conjuring images of endless packing, heavy lifting, and the potential for chaos. But fear not. With a well-organized plan and some tried-and-true tips, your move can be a smooth and stress-free experience. Let’s dive into the ultimate moving guide.

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Start Early, Stay Sane

The key to a successful move is to start planning well in advance. When possible, it’s ideal to begin at least eight weeks before your moving date. Create a checklist to keep track of tasks, deadlines, and contacts. Tackling one thing at a time will prevent overwhelming stress. Explore our Moving Checklist below.

Declutter Like a Pro

Moving is the perfect opportunity to declutter your life. Take stock of your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, or toss. Lightening your load not only makes packing easier but also ensures a fresh start in your new space.

Gather the Essentials

Stock up on packing supplies such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and markers. Start collecting these items early – you’ll be amazed at how quickly they disappear when the packing frenzy begins.

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Pack Smart, Pack Room by Room

Instead of diving into packing haphazardly, tackle one room at a time. This not only keeps things organized but also makes unpacking a breeze. Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to – your future self will thank you.

Choose Your Moving Team

Decide whether you’ll handle the move on your own, enlist friends and family, or hire professional movers. Each option has its pros and cons, so choose the one that suits your budget and comfort level.

Notify the Necessary Parties

Inform utility companies, banks, the post office, and relevant institutions of your impending move. Set up disconnections at your old place and connections at the new one. Don’t forget to update your address for mail forwarding. This is also the perfect time to order your TV service. DIRECTV will be with you every step of the way, from your old house to your new home. Order today to make sure you can properly relax along your moving journey.

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Pack a Moving Day Essentials Box

Prepare a box with essentials you’ll need on moving day and the first few days in your new home. Include toiletries (don’t forget toilet paper), a change of clothes, important documents, chargers, and some snacks. Having these items readily available will save you from frantic searching in the midst of the move.

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Double-Check Everything

As moving day approaches, double-check your checklist. Confirm details with your moving company, ensure utilities are set up at the new place, and review your packing progress. A little extra preparation goes a long way.

Moving Day Magic

On the big day, do a final walkthrough of your old home to make sure nothing is left behind. Provide the movers with clear directions and your new address. Upon arrival at your new place, check off items from your inventory and ensure everything is accounted for.

Unpack Strategically:

Once you’ve arrived at your new abode, first, take a deep breath, then, start unpacking strategically, focusing on essentials first. Gradually work your way through each room, and before you know it, you’ll be settled into your new home.

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Moving Checklist

8 Weeks Before Moving Day:

  • Create a Moving Binder or Digital Folder: Start a moving folder to store estimates, contracts and important documents.
  • Draft a Moving To-Do List: Outline tasks and deadlines to stay organized throughout the process.
  • Begin Decluttering: Start going through your belongings, deciding what to keep, donate or discard.

6 Weeks Before Moving Day:

  • Collect Packing Supplies: Gather boxes, tape, bubble wrap, markers, and other packing essentials.
  • Start Packing Non-Essentials: Begin packing items you won’t need in the immediate future, room by room.

4 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Review and Choose Movers: Evaluate moving company estimates and finalize your choice. Confirm details.
  • Schedule Utility Changes: Arrange for utility disconnections at your current home and connections at the new one.
  • Submit Change-of-Address Forms: Notify the post office of your upcoming move to forward mail to your new address.

2 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Finish Decluttering: Complete the decluttering process and donate or discard items accordingly.
  • Pack Essentials Box: Pack a box with items you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home.
  • Update Important Contacts: Inform your bank, credit cards, employer’s HR, and other key contacts about your move.
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1 Week Before Moving Day

  • Double-Check Moving Details: Review your moving checklist and ensure all arrangements are in place.
  • Pack Remaining Items: Finish packing, keeping a few spare boxes for last-minute items.
  • Confirm Moving Company Details: Reconfirm details with your chosen moving company, including the moving date.

Moving Day

  • Perform a Final Sweep: Check each room, closet, and storage space for forgotten items.
  • Coordinate with Movers: Provide clear directions to your new home and ensure the moving truck has the new address.
  • Check Inventory: Verify the inventory against your ledger as items are loaded and unloaded.
  • Sign Off on Move: Upon arrival at your new home, sign off on the move and keep a copy of the paperwork.


  • Unpack Strategically: Begin unpacking essentials first, then gradually move on to other rooms.
  • Settle into Your New Home: Take your time to familiarize yourself with the new surroundings and make it feel like home.
  • Keep Entertained: There’s no better way to unwind and relax in your new home than with your favorite shows and movies. DIRECTV makes moving easy. Get your service today.

Moving doesn’t have to be a headache. With careful planning and a positive mindset, you can turn the process into a manageable and even exciting adventure. Here’s to a smooth move and a fresh start in your new space.

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