Nothing is ever as simple as you would like for it to be when it comes to the process of moving from one home to another. Fortunately there are ways to make this process as stress free as possible such as creating a moving checklist ahead of time. Making a checklist is something that many people agree should be done however few people actually take the time to do.
In order to have a good organization of your move planning and scheduling not just the move itself but other aspects related to the move as well is essential. Some common tasks to start with include the following:
• Organize and Discard
• Obtain School Records
Organize and Discard
In many cases, when you begin the process of moving you discover that you have things that you really don’t need or maybe even things that you never use. This is a very good time to sort through these things and discard what you don’t want, don’t need or don’t use. This is also a good time to determine if you have items that will need extra insurance coverage as well.
Creating an inventory list of your belongings is a great way to see exactly what you have and make note of the condition of your items as well. Once this inventory list is created you should have a special place such as a binder, notebook or folder to keep it in. In the same place you should also keep any estimates and receipts of valuable items as well. This will make for easy location should you need these items after reaching your destination.
Proper research is essential to get the best deal on a company to handle moving your belongings. When obtaining estimates from such companies you should never rely on estimates given over the phone as these are often inaccurate. The most reliable estimates are those which are given on-site by someone from the company coming to your home and actually looking at what is to be moved.
Obtain School Records
There is nothing worse than getting to your new home and realizing that you don’t have the proper records to get your children enrolled in their new school. This obstacle can be easily alleviated if you simply take the time to obtain the needed records before you actually move. By doing this you know you will have what you need once the move is completed. The best place to keep these records is with your inventory list and estimates as this will make them easy to locate when they are needed.
Completing these simple tasks may not seem like much when you look at the big picture but you will be surprised how much time you will save when it comes time for your actual move. In addition to this you won’t have the hassle of doing these things while you are trying to move if you do it ahead of time which means you will be better equipped to focus your attention on the move itself.