A Checklist for Moving Day

Moving day is always chaotic and full of hurdles. You will always find yourself asking the question: Have I taken everything? Where am I going to put that? Why do I have to move? etc., etc. Things can get messier if you have kids, as they always seem to have a million more things than you can seem to remember buying. So, to make things easier, use a moving checklist.

  • Choose a moving company – Look for a reputable company that has a proven record. You don’t want to hire some cheap firm and then find your stuff missing later on. Hire the company at least a month early so that you don’t get forced into some last minute deal.
  • Pay your bills – This goes for both locations. You don’t want to have any loose ends at your old place and you probably would like the gas, water and electricity to be running when you get to your new place.
  • Change of address – Notify everyone who needs to be informed of this. Your banks, credit card providers, office, doctor etc., all need to know where you are moving to.
  • Supplies – Pack some canned food so that you have something to eat when you get to your new place. Sometimes it might take you a few days to get settled in properly and canned food will be the most handy and least messy.
  • Packing – Before you move anything, write down the list of items that will leave each room in your current house. Then put everything that is fragile onto one list, clothes onto another, toys onto another and so and so forth. If this sounds like a lot of work, think again. All you have to do is the initial list on a spreadsheet application on your PC and then come up with the smaller lists from that.These are some simple tips to help you move and by following them, you can make moving day less traumatic than it could be.