Streamlining Your Move
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Generate a Checklist for Everything
Moving is crazy, and there is so many things to take care of that it is easy to drop a ball or two. Therefore, create lists and check them twice. Generate a checklist for packing each and every room, and another one for readying your house to be put up for sale or end the lease. Create a checklist for hiring the moving company and another checklist for put together your travel plans. You may even go a step further with a master checklist of lists you have put together.
For those who have quickly come up with a better way to prepare for your move, that is totally fine. All you really need is a all-inclusive plan so you can rest assured you do not forget any responsibilities, boxes, or important details.
Label Boxes & Create a Master Inventory
Regarding missing a box: label everything. It is better to label too much than too little. It can seriously help to sort and label cartons by room and even make use of color-coded tape for prompt identification.
While you pack, create an overall inventory of what's in the cartons in order to understand how many boxes you have per room and what they contain. This means jotting just a few notes as you go, yet it might be a lifesaver if you're looking for something while unpacking at the new house. For those who are working with a professional local mover, they should inventory your items for you.
Pack Your Overnight Bags
As you pack the bedrooms and bathrooms, pack some overnight bags. You will likely want a few day's garments, toiletries, medications, and personal items for each person in the house – and even a small pack for each furry family member. You might additionally want to pack a bed roll and even some camping gear; the first night in the new residence is frequently before the moving van gets there.
Having all your things ready to head out will surely make a difference for a anxiety-free travel part of your move.
Work Everything Out with Your Movers
Don't be bashful about contacting to discuss each little detail with your local or long-distance moving company. Confirm when the moving truck will arrive to be loaded and when it will most likely arrive at the new residence. Determine how you will keep in touch with your driver and with your move coordinator. In the event you require additional packing supplies, furniture disassembly services, or storage at origin or destination, talk with your professional movers so there are no surprises throughout your move.
Have the New Home Ready
Make sure the new house is prepared for your arrival. Make sure to have the utilities switched on and get the refrigerator running so you can order groceries on the first night there. Be sure you’ve got the key or that someone with the key will be waiting for you. Any concern you have about the house being ready, simply address the matter beforehand.
Make Your Travel Plans Ahead
Finally, get your travel plans completed. Figure out where you can stop for food and secure your hotel nights in advance. For those who are flying, make all the arrangements you'll want for luggage and rides. If you are driving, understand your path and how far you will safely make it from hotel to hotel each day. The more that is set when you embark, the smoother your journey will be.
Moving does not have to be a danger to your mental health or safety. By thinking about all the particulars beforehand, you may remove any risk or worry with concise, straightforward to follow projects. When you're prepared, even a long-distance move is nothing to worry about.
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