Things to Remember Before Moving Day

Things to Remember Before Moving Day

Figure out if you will need to hire a mover or if you will be doing it yourself. Plus decide if you will be personally packing your household items or if you are going to hire someone else to do it for you. You should make an inventory checklist to make sure that you have taken everything you want with you to your new home, and then you can check everything back off the list while you are unpacking your household items. If you are packing yourself you need to make sure you start to get appropriate packing containers which you can purchase from most moving companies. You should have small cartons/boxes for things like books, tools, etc. You should have separate containers/boxes specifically for clothing. You should have medium sized cartons/boxes for bulkier items that are not that heavy like linens, small appliances, and towels. You should have large cartons/boxes for bulky items like blankets and pillows. You should always label your cartons/boxes so you know where everything is located. You should set clear deadlines and goals so that all of your packing is finished before your moving day.

When you are packing your household items you should make sure you pack particular things wisely. For instance, you should pack your cleaning supplies close to the front so that you can clean your new home when you first get there. You should also make sure you have paper plates and plastic forks and spoons, and a small saucepan and easy to make food handy for the first few days at your new home. Make sure you leave toilet paper, soap, toothbrushes, and towels handy for the first few days in your new home.

You should also transfer all of your personal records which include closing and transferring all of your charge accounts. You should also check with your personal insurance policies to see if moving is covered, and then transfer theft and fire insurance and any other type of personal property insurance you may have to make certain your new home will have coverage. If you have children you should obtain all their transcripts, school records, and credentials. You should also obtain all of your families medical and dental records including vaccination information, history of past illnesses, and dates of last examinations. One thing many people forget to do when moving is to transfer or resign from all the memberships to clubs, organizations, and associations you are involved with. You also have to remember to give your post office change of address card. You should try to have most of your utilities connected before you move into your new home, and have all your utilities at your old home disconnected on your moving day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *