Moving a house can sometimes be stressful, therefore to make it an easy task for oneself, certain measures can be taken. In this blog, we will discuss some checklists to mark before finally moving to another place.
You need to set a date for your relocation and make further progress concerning the date set. The task list that you will create will help you to be completely prepared before and after you have moved.
In this way, you can avoid any tension or fatigue, or the fear of leaving anything behind.
3 months before moving
- Moving is a lengthy process so it will require you to take time off of your job place before and after.
- Some workplaces also assist in relocating so don’t forget to ask your boss about that.
- If you’re moving to a far-off neighborhood, you will probably need to shift your children’s schools too. So, do that beforehand.
- Do your research on companies that offer moving services, talk to at least 3-4 of them and get details of their charges.
- Go through every nook and corner of your house and identify items that you no longer require or want to sell or donate.
1 month before moving
- By this time, your moving company services should have been decided.
- Start by collecting and gathering material to pack your stuff slowly. You may ask about the moving services or can arrange by other sources.
- Always initiate the packing process with stuff that you don’t require in everyday life.
- Get yourself familiar with the parking restrictions in your new home area. Start applying for a parking area permit if required.
- You can not take care of your pets or children on a moving day as it would be super busy, so make arrangements for that one day.
- Talk to your removal company and let them know about the day of relocating.
- Inform your friends, grocery companies, and banks about your relocation.
- Clean your old home.
2 weeks before moving
- Now is the time to cut the connections to the internet, television, or other utility services that you use in your old place. This way you can save some money.
- There are many deals offered on new internet or utility connections when a family moves to a new place, so don’t forget to check them out.
- Pay any due bills of relevant subscriptions such as magazines.
- Inform the post office about your new address.
- If you have borrowed something from your neighbors, it’s time to return it.
Last few days before moving
- Now it is a serious time because you need to focus on a lot of things.
- Confirm your time of movement with the removal company and make sure that they are on time so that there is no delay.
- Create boxes that contain stuff for each room. Don’t forget to label the boxes so they don’t get mixed up.
- Make sure that all your important documents such as passports, identity cards, birth certificates, driving licenses, and insurance papers are kept in a safe file and are kept at a place where you can easily get them.
Things to do on the last day before moving
- Go for a stroll around your home – take as much time as needed and look at all areas.
- Pack a couple of lunchboxes for when you get hungry during your moving day.
- Load a crate with devices you want to unload like box cutters, scissors, and pens.
- Ensure your telephone is completely charged as you would need to make many calls the next day.
- Make sure you are well-rested the night before for your important day.
- Make a stack of info for the new proprietors – incorporate guidelines for machines, contact data for service organizations, garbage assortment plan, and so on.
On moving day
- Wake up early and make sure to be there when the moving company reaches.
- Pack your beds and linen stuff and mark the boxes clearly because these will be the first things to unpack.
- Give a last thorough look at your house and see if you forgot to pack anything.
- Check that all electrical appliances are removed and all sockets are unplugged and turned off.
- Give an emergency contact number to the moving company and also ensure that they are fully aware of your new home location.
After you have reached your new place
- Phase 1 of your work is done now, now it’s time for phase 2 of completion.
- Unload your stuff and look for any damage in fragile items.
- Put all the stuff down together and start unpacking with the items you require immediately.
- Check all the keys to your new place and repair them if any of them is not working.
- Plug your electrical appliances into the switch and see if they work well.
The unpacking process will take some amount of time. It may take up to 2 to 3 weeks. Opening up all the boxes and defining a new place for each item is a tiresome task.
So, give yourself a break and don’t burn out from all the work. Every day pick a new corner of the house and place the required items. In this way, you can manage the whole place easily.
Slowly you will get used to the new home/apartment. In the meanwhile, explore the area and meet your neighbors. Make new friends as it is very important.
Take a look at the parking area and get yourself a spot for your vehicle. If you notice that there is damage or fault at the new place that you didn’t observe previously, contact the landlord or building manager and get it fixed.
Last but not the least, relax and cherish the new environment and experiment that life brings to you.