Moving is fun but can be chaotic without proper planning. With so much to do, from sorting, lifting, packing to unpacking, it is little wonder that many people end up feeling overwhelmed and ultimately, forget to do important tasks during a move. This is why it is necessary to use a moving checklist during a move.
A moving checklist helps you keep track of all the activities that you have done and the ones you need to do. It is an ingenious life-saving hack to help you stay on top of your moving activities without hassle.
That said, we’ve helped you draw up a simple moving checklist to help make moving easier and smoother for you.
Get packing supplies
Before you start packing, you need to make sure that you have all the necessary packing supplies such as bubble wraps, boxes, packing tape, and markers for labeling. You may also get a wardrobe box to store your clothes. This will save you from the stress of ironing your clothes again.
If you are looking to minimize the stress of your move, the best thing to do is to sort your stuff. If possible, discard items you are sure you won’t need in your new place. This will reduce the number of items you need to sort into boxes, pack, load, transport, unpack and put in order.
Dispose of the Unnecessary Stuff
For every move, you can be sure that there are some things that you won’t be moving to your new place, such as really old items or food. The best option is to use up these things, especially food and avoid repurchasing these items before the move.
Box and Label
After you are done sorting and disposing of the necessary stuff, keep the items that need to be moved in boxes and label them to make moving easier. For instance, fragile items must be kept in a separate box and marked as fragile to allow movers handle them with the necessary caution. You may also indicate where each box should be kept, to help movers know the right rooms to take them to.
Choose a professional mover
When it comes to moving, the best option is to hire the help of a professional moving company. While you can also do it yourself with the help of a few friends and family members, hiring a professional mover is a more time-saving and cost-efficient option.
Ensure that you choose a moving company that is fully licensed and insured. Also, make sure to schedule your moving date, if possible, several days before your moving day.