25531 Springbrook Avenue Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Serving Southern California Customers For Over 20 Years!

Why Choose Watford:

  • Top Rated Reviews on Yelp, Angie's List & Google
  • Certified Pro Movers By American Moving & Storage Association
  • We Treat Every Move As If It Was Our Own

Moving Calendar

Mover handling wheeled bins in office If you have a matter of weeks before your move, it’s best to prepare for everything in stages.

We’ve provided a helpful Move Calendar to show you how to best take advantage of the time before the move.

If you have less than 12 weeks of lead time, you can still use this calendar by adjusting its schedule. Just make sure to include all of the items on the list in your adjusted schedule.

12-9 Weeks Before

  • If your employer is paying for all or part of your move, verify what your company covers.
  • Establish tentative dates for your move.
  • Contact Watford Moving & Storage to help plan your move.
  • Arrange to buy a new home in your new community or to get an apartment guide if you are renting. If you don’t already have a realtor, this may be a good time to consider getting one.
  • Check out schools and determine the process for getting children registered in school.

8-7 Weeks Before

  • Begin sorting out those items you do not plan to move. Make plans for selling them or donating them to charity.
  • Contact the IRS or your accountant for forms and information regarding tax-deductible moving expenses.

6 Weeks Before

  • Finalize your living arrangements, homeowners/renters insurance and finances regarding your new residence.
  • Establish new bank accounts if your current bank doesn’t have a branch in your new area.
  • Sketch out a floor plan of your new home and get room measurements.
  • Contact the utility company that services your new residence to transfer service into your name.

5 Weeks Before

  • Finalize pickup and delivery dates with Watford. If you need storage, make arrangements with Watford now.
  • Continue sorting belongings that you will dispose of, items you are taking with you and everything else that goes with the mover.
  • If you have high value or unusual items that you expect to ship, obtain an appraisal and gather receipts.

4 Weeks Before

  • Visit www.usps.com to notify the postal service of your new address and send change-of-address cards to friends, relatives and periodicals.
  • Arrange for utilities, repairs and installations in your new home.
  • Obtain forms for transferring driver’s license(s) and applying for credit.
  • Contact your doctor and dentist offices for referrals to a new physician and dentist and to obtain dental and medical records to take with you.

3 Weeks Before

  • If you are doing your own packing, start now.
  • Make any travel arrangements, including interim hotel reservations and car rental.

2 Weeks Before

  • Return library books and anything borrowed from friends or neighbors.
  • Relax! Take the family for a farewell drive to some of the places you’ve loved. Have a “going away” party for the kids and their friends.
  • Take care of bills, stocks and investments.
  • Take pet(s) to the veterinarian for immunization and get a copy of their records for your new veterinarian.
  • Transfer bank accounts.
  • Drain oil and gasoline from power equipment.
  • Have your car serviced before the trip.

1 Week Before

  • Transfer prescriptions.
  • Arrange for delivery services to be discontinued, newspapers, etc.
  • Start gathering those items to take with you on your trip.
  • Pack luggage.
  • Defrost and dry refrigerator and freezer to be moved.
  • Obtain cash or travelers checks for trip expenses.
Steve Dallas
Steve Dallas
15:26 23 Apr 13
The reason we chose Watford Moving & Storage was in one word - Daniel O'Brien - well maybe that's 2 or 3 words. If you'd like to deal with a moving dealer or representative, then call another firm. If you'd like your move handled by the owner of the moving company, then call Daniel O'Brien. Daniel was prompt, professional, personal and really did a near-perfect job in moving my wife and me from Calabasas to The Villages, Florida. In addition, Daniel coordinated the move of my parents larger home in the same moving van to Florida as well - all without a hitch. The Watford moving men were were hard working and honest, telling us when they made a mistake. As important, the same men who gathered our belongings on one end delivered them on them on the other . . . helps with pride of ownership of the job. Anyway, if you must move from beautiful Southern California then you need look no further . . . these are your guys.
John Stephens
John Stephens
18:07 29 Jul 13
I have used Watford Moving & Storage for the last ten years. I move every 2 - 3 years and call these guys. They arrive on time and are very professional. They are very careful with all my furniture and fragile possessions.Highly recommend Daniel and his team!!!
Mark Reynlib
Mark Reynlib
15:57 26 Nov 16
Great company.
Roberto Zavaleta
Roberto Zavaleta
23:44 20 Feb 16
John Flynn
John Flynn
16:32 28 Jan 11
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