12 Essential Tips To Add To Your Moving Check List

Moving means umpteen things to​ be done –it is​ not about just putting things into boxes, taking them to​ another place, and​ unpacking there. The more complicated our lives get the more the things to​ be done before and​ after moving.

To make life easier and​ less complicated, use a​ “moving checklist.” this​ will help you​ move efficiently and​ methodically.

The first thing is​ to​ write down simple facts about your​ destination—what kind of​ weather, climatic changes, urban or​ rural, water potability, infrastructure in​ new home, size of​ home, colors of​ walls, rules made by landlord in​ case it​ is​ a​ rented home—some landlords specify no nails on​ walls.

A typical check list will have:

• Inventory of​ goods—perishable, breakable, unbreakable. a​ room-wise inventory is​ recommended. Also a​ box containing “first day needs” marked load last, unpack first.
• A file containing essentials like house documents, insurance papers, packing lists, bills to​ be settled, travel tickets, keys to​ new home, and​ bills to​ be settled.
• A must do list to​ remind you​ to:
o Arrange transfer of​ school records.
o Pay utility and​ other pending bills.
o Transfer bank accounts.
o Turn off phone, heat, electricity, and​ gas connections.
o Disconnect television​ and​ Internet cables.
• A list of​ “to be done” --- post office notification; insurance for​ valuables, health checks and​ medications; buying travelers cheques ; closing club, gym, and​ library memberships; canceling newspapers and​ magazine subscriptions; returning any borrowed things; finding new homes for​ pets and​ plants; confirming travel plans.
• Pack a​ travel kit containing cheque books, credit cards, personal phone book, I-pod, identity card, flashlight, keys to​ new home, toiletries, change of​ clothes, emergency medications, food, towels, alarm clock, games for​ kids, hat, and​ windcheater.
• List of​ items to​ be sold/placed in​ storage. List of​ things to​ be repaired, replaced, painted, or​ refurbished.
• List of​ legal papers and​ keys to​ be handed over to​ the landlord or​ new owner of​ your​ home.
• A folder containing details of​ movers, truck number, drivers ID and​ cell number, as​ well as​ addresses and​ phone numbers of​ their office at​ the destination​ and​ call center or​ tracking center. an​ envelope containing cash or​ cheque to​ settle the mover’s bills.
• Arrangements to​ be made in​ your​ new home before you​ arrive: a​ working phone, installing utilities like gas, electricity, and​ heat, putting in​ cable for​ the television​ as​ well as​ internet, turning on​ the water supply, getting the painting as​ well as​ any other alterations or​ repairs done before the trucks arrive.
• Ready to​ use folder containing, birth certificates, school records, medical records, dental records, transfer papers, and​ anything else required to​ enroll them in​ the new school.
• A bare necessities box marked No 1, containing: toilet paper, towels, soap, shampoo, bath towels, paper towels, insecticide, cereal, dehydrated milk, coffee, and​ other must haves.
• A “new home” must do list: validate your​ car papers and​ drivers license, renew or​ get new insurance, put all legal papers in​ order (check applicable laws), make a​ list of​ emergency numbers: hospital, police station, social services, fire station, doctor’s clinic, and​ vet.

Be well prepared to​ move, make a​ list that pertains to​ you​ personally. if​ you​ are well organized the move will go smoothly.

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