Moving Checklist – Things to Remember
Are you thinking of moving into a new home or apartment? With the number of things that you might have to do, it’s very easy to forget about the lesser items. Which is why we have this checklist for you:
Sort and give away
The simplest way to make your move effortless is to reduce the amount of stuff you have to sort, pack, transport, unpack and organize. Go through all the rooms in your current home and carefully look at all your things. Carefully evaluate what you need and what you can stand to give away.
Look through your food storage
Make a list of all the food that is in your current home in terms of food that is expiring soon, frozen and items that are hard to transport. If possible, try to use these things before your moving date and try not to repurchase these items in the time leading up to the big move.
Pick your mover
Do you plan on hiring professionals to help you move? If yes, you might want to research your options and get quotes. Following this you might also want to schedule your moving date ahead of time.
If you plan on enlisting the help of friends and family, you might want to start asking around as soon as possible. You might also want to think about reserving a moving truck from a local rental company.
Purchase packing supplies
Make sure to buy your packing essentials ahead of time. Purchase boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and markers.
If you’re moving into your first place, or you’re expanding into a larger home, order some essentials ahead of time. A little planning ahead will make your first few nights in your new home much more pleasant.
If you took care of point #1 on this list then this part should be so much easier. Moving is exhausting so it will help your health and sanity to pack your boxes before time. Pack up all the items that you will not need right away first, – think out of season clothes, books, decorations, home office, garage etc. Work your way through the house until you get to the essentials – toiletries, your current wardrobe, and the essential kitchen items should come last.
Schedule leave at work
If you happen to be moving during a working day, make sure to put in your leave request at work. If you move during the weekend, consider taking the next day off so that you can get settled into your new home.
Change your utilities
Make sure to call your utility companies and let them know you’re moving. In some cases, that will mean canceling service with your existing company and setting up services with a new provider. Make sure to call the company a week or two before your move in date – in some cases, a technician may need to come to the house before they turn on services. You’ll want to make sure you have water, power, gas, sewer, trash service, and internet.
Change your address
Make sure to register your change of address with the post office so that you don’t miss out on any important mail after you move. You will also want to make sure that you have also updated your new address with your banks, insurance providers, credit card companies, and other major institutions.
Change your locks
You never know who might have the keys to the existing locks at your new home. It’s a good idea to replace the locks on move-in day, make sure to order a replacement lock set ahead of time.
It will make a lot more sense for you to clean your new apartment before you move everything in. Schedule a deep cleaning a day before you move in.
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