As you very well may have learn from previous relocating experiences, only one word in the dictionary can successfully be synonymous with triumphant moving: organization.
There are so many things to check and keep track of during any given moving process that only by keeping things organized you will avoid loosing your head.
The main key element in relocating organization is the creation of a complete, yet concrete moving checklist.
How to start your moving check list?
Any moving checklist should start by listing the steps to follow in hiring a competent moving company. Make sure your relocation check list includes the following items:
- Check on the Internet or on the yellow pages for a couple of relocation companies that seem professional and reliable to you.
- Check the companies’ legal status on the AMSA, the HHGFAA, or/and the FMCSA’s (SaferSys) sites.
- Call the Secretary of State and inquire about the relocating companies.
- Call the companies and verify:
- DOT and MC numbers.
- Insurance information.
- DBS (doing business as), address, phone numbers.
- Ask each of the companies for:
- a. In-house quote.
- Different kinds of rates and services they offer.
- Number of extra services (and their fees).
- Insurance coverage.
Right Packing is Very Impotent
The next set of check off items on your moving checklist should belong to the packing order:
- Assess household belongings.
- Categorize household belongings according to their weight, shape, size, material and function.
- Make a list of needed packing materials to buy (bubble wrap, carton boxed, labels, etc.)
- Buy packing materials.
- Packing schedule (set a day and time for each individual room in the house).
When the check list for moving is complete in the packing department, proceed to list out the things you will need to be doing a few days before the relocation up until the night before the moving itself.
Remember to add the following items to this area of your household moving check list:
- Notify the post office, legal bodies, work and friends of your change of address.
- Stop by your new residence to check everything is order there.
- Arrange for food for the following days.
4) Arrange baby sitting/activities for the kids on the day of the moving.
- Fill up gasoline tank.
- Balance and close/cancel all payments related to current residence.
- Arrange for services (phone, electricity, Internet, etc) for the new home.
Finally, your moving checklist should sport a few entries devoted to the things you should do and check on the day of the moving:
- Take basic toiletries to the new home.
- Have keys to new home available.
- Have the documents signed with the relocation company at reach, but guarded.
- Bring water.
- Ask for the relocation company’s drivers contact number.
- Bring the phone number of a local, reliable take out restaurant in case food is needed.
You will probably need to make a sub moving check list for a few of the sections of your main relocation check list, listing on a separate piece of paper particular tasks or items. Nonetheless, the main house move checklist will help you navigate through your relocation logistic with a proper sense of purpose and direction.