We can’t always anticipate or control when we need to make a move, and sometimes it can happen during the most inconvenient times, like the holidays! If you’re stuck moving this Christmas season, don’t stress. We have some handy tips for moving over the holidays to help you sail through it like a pro. Block Read More…
If you want your move to be as painless as possible, you need a moving checklist to keep you organized. If you’re not sure how to create one for your needs, follow this simple guide below to help you customize a list that will keep you on track and remind you of important dates and tasks.
Write Out Everything You Will Need to Do
Start by writing out everything you will need to do as part of your move. You can use existing lists online to help guide you, but your list should be fully customized to your specific needs. For instance, if you are moving with children, you’ll need to look into new schools for your kids and register them before you arrive. On the other hand, if you’re moving into an apartment and will need a roommate, you’ll need to do your prior research to help you find a compatible roommate before you move in.
Make Your List as Detailed as Possible
You should never just write down a task on your checklist without having a detailed list of what exactly you need to do to complete it. The more detailed you make your checklist, the better. For example, the task “research moving companies” should also have detailed notes outlining the questions you will need to ask regarding their rates, insurance policies, packing/unpacking services, storage options, etc. The more information you have, the less likely you’ll miss an important step during the process that can leave you scrambling at the last minute.
Organize Your List in Stages
There’s a lot to get done during your move, and the last thing you want is to leave everything to the week before. To avoid a very stressful last two weeks, organize your checklist into stages. This list should include itemizing everything you will need to do two months before your move, as well as one month, two weeks, one week, and one day prior to your moving date. This way you won’t get overwhelmed, and you’ll always be two steps ahead, fully prepared at each stage.
Get a moving checklist made by the pros. At First Rate Movers, we provide you with all the moving guides and advice you need for an effortless move. Visit our website today to print a copy of our moving checklist and when you book your move, talk with our coordinators to help you customize it as needed.