Hello World! Welcome Friends! Having just moved, I can say that it is definitely one of the most stressful times in my life! I can also say that I do not want to go through the moving process for quite some time. In all actuality our move was very smooth, thanks to a checklist I followed.
I did not adhere strictly to this checklist, because I would rather be ahead of the game than behind the 8 ball. However, it was a great guideline to keep me on track so that I wouldn’t have a panic attack the night before the movers showed up.
Two Months Before
Sort and Purge:
Go through every room in the house and decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. Be sure to think about whether any items will require any special packing.
Start investigating moving company options. Having moved across the country and locally, this is an important option. Whether you are choosing a reputable Los Angeles moving company or a company to move you across town, it’s important to check them out thoroughly.
Create a Moving Binder:
Use this binder to keep track of everything – all your estimates, your receipts, and an inventory of all of the items you’re moving.
Organize School Records:
Go to your children’s school and arrange for their records to be transferred to their new school.
6 Weeks Before
Pick up boxes and other supplies such as tape, bubble wrap, and permanent markers.
Use It or Lose It:
Start using up things you don’t want to move, like frozen or perishable foods and cleaning supplies.
Check room dimensions at your new home, if possible, to plan out furniture placement the day of the move.
One Month Before
Choose your Mover:
Confirm with the mover the date, time, cost and other details.
Begin Packing & Labeling:
The minute I found out we were putting the house on the market, I started packing. This is a time consuming task and the sooner you start this, the better off you will be the days moving up to moving date.
You will want to personally transport jewelry, important files and other valuables to your new home.
Do a Change of Address:
Fill out a change of address form from the post office. This can easily be done online to save you a trip to the post office.
Notify Important Parties:
Notify your bank, utilities, phone, insurance, credit card companies, newspaper, magazine subscriptions of your new address.
One Week Before
Make sure you have the appropriate prescriptions on hand for each family member during the move and the transition period of settling into your new home.
Pack your Suitcase:
Aim to finish your general packing a few days prior to your move. Then pack suitcases for everyone in the family with enough clothes to wear for a few days.
A Few Days Before
Defrost the Freezer:
If you are moving your refrigerator, be sure to empty and clean it at least 24 hours prior to the move.
That’s it! If you follow this checklist, you will be all set and somewhat stress-free!
More moving tips can also be found at www.AttentionToDetailMoving.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will stop by again later this week. I will be sharing our first completed project in the new house!
Have a glorious day/night depending on where you are in the world! Go with God and remember to be kind to one another!