It is a well-known fact that moving is not an easy and simple task. There are many things to do, and if you do not organize everything properly, this process can make you feel highly upset and agitated. One thing that will certainly make your move much easier is making a moving checklist. You should put even the smallest tasks on the list, otherwise, you will forget to complete them on time. Also, you should start adding things on the list as soon as you decide to change your place of residence. That way, you will have enough time to deal even with the biggest concerns. In order to help you go through the whole process of moving, we will give you some pieces of advice and we hope it will be helpful.

When to start completing your checklist

Six weeks before the day of the move, it would be perfect to start completing your checklist. The first thing to do is to notify your landlord about the date of the move if your current home is rented. However, if you have sold it, you should give the same information to the new owner. Second, in order to avoid stressful situations, you should find a reputable moving company on time. After that, sort out the things in your house that you don’t want to keep. Some you can give to your friends or donate. Other things that you will not use while you are there, you can pack. Things that are of no use to anybody, just throw away. Also, if there are some items in your house you do not want to carry with you, like cleaning supplies, use them before you move.

A moving checklist with 'yes' and 'no' items
To carry or to get rid of?

 

What to do a month before the move

Now is a good time to see whether you need to order some furniture or carpets for your new home. You have just enough time to make decisions about shapes or colors and make sure your order is delivered on time. Also, you should start using the food from your freezer, since you will not be carrying it with you. The next thing on your list is to cancel all the services you will no longer need, like the internet, cable, phone etc. If possible, let them know that you are moving. Maybe they will be able to provide their services in your new home. If not, you should find new companies, so that your life in a new place does not start with disturbance. In addition to this, you should notify the bank and insurance company of your new address.

Time for some serious work

At this point, you should have about two weeks before the move. On the top of your moving checklist should be confirming the date of the move with the moving company. Also, you should put all of your documents and valuables in a separate box. This box, you should carry with you on the day of the move. Don’t forget to return the things you borrowed and give away those you no longer need. On the other hand, pack the things you want in your new house and be careful how you do it. The fragile things you should wrap into something soft. If you do not pack them with care, they will easily break. Also, make sure to label the boxes properly, since that will be of great help while unpacking. Additionally, you should notify your office and take a day off on the day of the move.

A box with a sign 'fragile'
Pack fragile things carefully

 

Your moving checklist is nearly complete

The day before the move is the most important day. At this stage, you should make sure that you packed everything. Also, you should mark everything properly and make sure you do not leave behind some important things. If there is some food you did not use until now, make some snacks for the road. Especially if it is a long ride to your new home. Otherwise, it is better to give that food to your neighbors instead of tossing it. Another thing to be careful about is the arrangement of the boxes during the transport – put that on your checklist too. Also, you can check the weather forecast for the next day and prepare yourself. It would be troublesome if it is raining and you hoped it would be sunny.

The big day has come

The very first and the most important thing you should do is to have breakfast. Yes, it is the most important meal, but also, have in mind that this is going to be a long day. You will need a lot of patience, concentration, and strength. After that, go through the house and check whether everything is packed and that means you have completed your list. Then, when the movers come, make sure they are putting the boxes the right way, just to be on the safe side. If you do so, you will not be in a situation to stress yourself, for example, about your broken china set. When everything is packed, the only thing left is to take the box with your valuables and get into the car.

A list of things to do
Your moving checklist is almost completed

 

Having all this in mind – what you should do before moving – it probably makes you ask yourself whether you really want to move. But do not worry. We can help you go through all of this stress and hassle-free. The most important thing you should do is make a moving checklist and follow the instructions. Even though it is not an easy one, the process of moving can go smoothly- it is all a matter of organization. Just keep in mind that you are moving to a new place that has a lot of new opportunities to offer. And, also, it is a great motivation for completing all of the steps ahead of you. Once you have finished unpacking your things, you will soon forget about the whole moving process.

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