Archive for September 20th, 2012

The Benefits Of Having A Moving List

Moving home check list

It’s never easy to move from one home to another. However, a moving list can make everything go smoother for you. This is because your moving list will tell you what you need to do when. Knowing this information early on will help you to avoid stress simply because your moving list will keep you more organized.

If you’ve never moved before, you’re about to find out that there’s a lot more to moving than just packing up your physical items, taking them to a new home and unpacking them there. There are also things that go on behind the scenes that you’ll need to remember and thus you’ll want to add to your moving list. These things include keeping a file for all of the receipts that have to do with your move; placing all of your doctor and school records somewhere that will remain easily accessible throughout the move; scheduling when your utilities will be turned off at one place and turned on at another; submitting a change of address form; sorting through all of your important documents; scheduling movers; and ordering any packing materials that you’ll need.

In the same way that you’re going to sort through and throw out any old documents, you should do the same with anything else in your home that you don’t need, want or use. While doing this you’ll also be able to pack up anything that you don’t use on a regular basis. It’s also a good idea to start getting rid of any consumable food so that you won’t have to throw it away later.

Of course, this is a general moving list. There may be some tips and reminders that don’t apply to you and so you won’t want to include them on your moving list. At the same time, you may think of other things that you need to do and thus need to add to your moving list. The point is that while no one moving list will meet everyone’s needs, everyone definitely needs to have a moving list.