First make sure that you plan everything out well ahead of time. If you can, start planning the move at least a month to sixty days ahead. Pick yourself up a large three ring binder, some filler paper, and some organizer tabs (the kind with pockets so you can store business cards, pictures, receipts and lists that you collect during your moving preparations) and put yourself together a mover’s notebook. Make a section for each room of your house. Start making lists of things that you need to get done in each room in order to make the move easier and more organized. Near the back of each section set aside a spot to place a list of what is in each packed box from that room so you can find the things you are looking for once you get into your new place. Use a sticky tab to separate the list area from the planning area. At the front of the section make a simplified to-do list from your planning notes for each room and stable it to the back of the section divider to help make sure you don’t forget anything. Keep your notebook handy at all times and make sure that you work in it for every room of your home.
At the very front of your notebook make a separate pair of sections for “closing old house” and “opening New house” make notes and start a to-do list for everything that you need to do to get out of your old house completely such as turning off utilities, moving cable, internet, and phone service, and claiming security deposits or turning over keys. Do the same for your new house but in reverse. This way you can make sure that you do not forget anything that is important.
Its wise to add dates of must happen items and put them in chronological order to make sure that things happen well ahead of when they are actually needed (try to give yourself three day buffers on everything like utilities and cable service).
Make sure that you make a photocopy of the listings of items that are I each box that you pack and attach it with office glue to the top of each box after you have finished with it. This will help to further make finding items easy. Each box should be labeled with not only the room that it goes in but also with a number for instance BEDROOM BOX 1, KITCHEN BOX 5, HIS BATHROOM BOX 2, so that you can tell them apart.
In one set of boxes that you will put in your own car or truck to take with you, make sure you put everything that comes from each room that is needed as soon as you walk in the door of the new house. Items such as the telephone, internet router, coffee maker, perishable food and such should be kept organized and with you so you can address them as soon as you get to your new place.
Use a Removal company to handle the actual moving tasks. Avoid headaches and hassles of trying to move yourself with one of those rent a truck, or you can haul it outfits. While it may seem more economical and convenient to try to do it yourself the truth is that most of the time its better to let the professionals handle things. It’s a great way to avoid damage to your items, injury to yourself, and of course the time and trouble of having to move the boxes and furniture on your own. Just make sure that you choose a company that is licensed, bonded and insured in order to protect you in case things do go wrong and something happens.
Moving your house doesn’t have to be a hassle, or be a stressful situation. You can easily get the task done with a little planning and choosing the right moving company. Good luck in your new pace and remember a move is more than just a change of address, it’s a chance to start a new chapter in the adventure that is your life, look forward to it and have fun.