When you plan to move from one home or office to the next, the trick is to have a list of things that need to get done. A check list that addresses everything will be your friend. The best way to set up a check list for your move is to start by asking an expert or professional mover what all needs to be on the list. They will help you identify every step along the way. They will also make sure than any unique check list items you might have … such as paying for a trip permit or using a refrigerated truck if you need to move perishable food … are addressed.
For most every move, there are some universal items. This includes making sure that you have given a notice to vacate on the old space, securing the new place and a key to it, loading up your items, returning the old key, unloading your stuff at the new space and making sure to give notice of new address to your post office, employer and any utility companies you pay. These standard items all need checks before the move is over, because they will help you save money and time while you move from one space to the next. They will also check in with you to make sure the items on your moving check list are completed along the way.
Moving professionals should also be considered for your check list. They make moving much easier, because they are trained to handle your furniture, boxes and more. They also help with the actual transporting of your things, which is very nice if you plan to move when there is a lot of rain, snow or ice. It is even better to have help if the sun is beating down and you have a bulky couch or bed frame that needs to get safely up several flights of narrow stairs.
Be sure to check out the options you have for help when moving. Many of the companies in the industry offer complete service, meaning that that will bring boxes and help you load them up, then place the boxes and furniture in the truck, drive the truck to the new space and finally help you unload everything. They will protect you against the risk of broken items, stolen items or lost items as you make your way down the moving check list.