If you are planning on moving home, you are likely to be preparing yourself for a stressful nightmare. However, there are a number of tools that can alleviate your stress and make moving a little more straightforward. One such tool is the moving planner, and here we will explain how to use this type of moving checklist in the weeks preceding your move.
The sooner you can set up your moving planner, the more beneficial it can be. If you start your planning early, you will find that your checklist for moving will be perfectly organized, so you can keep a clear head. Ideally, you should start a planner as soon as you have a rough moving date. This will allow you to organize the weeks before the move, so you don’t forget any important details.
Pre planning your move is one of the best ways to minimize stress, so just like any other life changing event, it is worth taking a little time to contemplate exactly what is involved. To create your planner, sit down with your family to discuss the move. Compile a list of questions and make a note of any issues that will need to be dealt with before or just after the move. Remember that your moving planner is a work in progress, so you can always add more details later.
One of the silliest mistakes you can make is to create a moving checklist and then just stick it in a drawer. Your moving planner should be kept close at hand, so you can make notes and cross off any completed tasks. Many families find it beneficial to have their planner stuck on the refrigerator door or somewhere else prominent in the home. You may find that certain things need to move around on your planner, so don’t be afraid if your planner is not the neatest. Remember that it is supposed to be a working document, so as long as you can read and understand it, that is all that matters.
In addition to the basic details such as arranging your movers and contacting your utilities, there are lots of other details you can include on your checklist. You may wish to include minor details such as clearing out the pantry or freezer and buying your packing materials. Some essential things include changing your address with banks, doctors, the DMV and other professionals, canceling subscriptions and redirecting your mail. If you have children, you will also need to notify the school of your address change and look into the school bus routes from your new home.
Moving can be a complicated task, but by staying organized, you can minimize your stress. If you need further help or inspiration for your moving planner, you should speak to the Long Distance Experts team. We would be delighted to use our industry experience and knowledge to help you to create a checklist for moving and facilitate a smoother move. We can also assess the requirements of your move and connect you with a professional moving team with the skills and experience to help make your move as stress free as possible.