Moving, for anyone, means that there are a hundred little details that need to be taken care of. So before any actual moving is to be done, you’re going to need to have a moving checklist at hand. The checklist will give you a rundown of all the tasks that need to be handled to make your move easy. However, not having a checklist can lead to severe mishaps and undone things, leading to troubles you don’t need.
Two Ways to Come up With a Moving Checklist of Your Own
a.) The first way is to go online and find a free standard checklist. You can download many free checklists, but be sure to go through the checklist thoroughly before use. It’s best to confirm that it has everything you need to complete your move flawlessly.
b.) On the other hand, you can make a personal checklist, which can be tricky, especially if it’s your first move. This article will guide you on how to come up with the things to include. Below are some of the essential things that make up The Ultimate Moving Checklist.
1. Hire a Professional Moving Company
The first step involves finding a reputable moving company to help you move. A few things you should do include;
* Make sure you hire a well-known moving company that has a good history and excellent customer feedback.
* Make your booking at least a month in advance.
2. Clear Any Pending Bills
Contact all companies that send you bills. The statements may be electricity bills, water bills, gas bills, or any other bills you pay regularly. Make sure you clear all your bills and any pending issues with these companies. Also, remember to notify them of your planned move so that they can stop billing you.
3. Change Your Address
Notify everyone close to you about your new home address. The post office should be the first place you go for a change of address form. Then, make a list of other places that need to be updated, such as your work profile, social media profile, and so on.
4. Come up With a List of Relocating Supplies
You have to list all the relocating supplies that you’ll need on the set date. This way you will be ready on the day of the move. That includes boxes, packing tapes, permanent markers, packing materials (bubble wrap, paper, bed linens, or towels), cardboard cutter, and scissors.
5. Packing and Moving Services
Packing is the last thing you do, and it would help if you got it done the day before moving. Don’t forget that the moving company may charge you extra if you fail to pack in time. Get some friends and family to help you with this.
One thing you should keep in mind is that packing requires a lot of time. First, you must remember to pack carefully and make a system to recall where you packed some things. Next, pack all your belongings in an orderly manner. To do this, you can label the boxes and then make an inventory list with the content of each box. For example, the box labeled number “1” has contents x, y, and z.
Once you’ve done all that, then you are ready to relocate to your new home. Again, the primary principle here is making sure that you plan and schedule all the above steps allocating enough time for each.