It’s of course a rule of thumb to always prepare a moving checklist or a moving to-do list. But what happens when you have no idea where to start even when putting your checklist together? This is where a moving guide becomes handy.
Here goes; the most important point to remember is that a moving checklist needs to be a systematic to-do list that leads up to moving day. No detail is too small to be included. Put everything that comes to your mind on the checklist and then put all the tasks in an order that will help you prepare to when the movers arrive.
You can’t move without packing, and to pack you need packing supplies so this will most definitely be on the top of your list. Make sure you measure any big items or furniture that you need to wrap or pad so that you buy enough of supplies. Also, it’s always a good idea to buy extra packing supplies. You will be surprised as to how it all gets used up in the end. The second thing on your list would naturally be to de-clutter your home. Get rid of everything that you don’t want to take with you. This way, you make your packing time that much shorter and more efficient.
See, you have already checked off quite a few things on your list. While you are handling all your things, make sure that you take care of all the administrative to-do’s that go hand in hand with your move. Inform the bank, post office and all other relevant bodies that you are moving. Printing out official moving notification cards always come in handy.
Your moving preparations also require you to budget and decide on whether you are handling the move on your own or whether you are hiring professional movers. Either way you need to gather all the information you require and start working on it. Moving alone means you also need to hire a truck. Hiring movers requires you to compare prices and the services that are offered. Internet research is always good but referrals and recommendations go a long way.
You would have realized by now that a moving to-do list is actually just a logical sequence of events that need to be followed. Yes, it is that simple!