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Using a Moving Checklist to Stay Organized

Moving is not only stressful because you need to pack up your entire life and load it onto a truck, but there is also so much to organize. Fortunately, Lead Distance Movers can help you to create a moving checklist and benefit from our industry experience to help ensure that you stay organized through your move.

Create Your Moving Checklist:

First thing’s first; if you want to stay organized throughout your move, then you are going to need a moving checklist. This is the best way to keep track of all the details of your move to ensure that nothing is forgotten. Your checklist should include the basic move details such as the booking the moving company and canceling your utilities, but it should also include details like updating your driver’s license and redirecting your mail. You can even keep a folder with your checklist of all the important paperwork needed for every stage of the move. This can be kept with you in your box of essentials that goes in the car, rather than being packed in the moving truck.

Ideally, you should start your moving checklist as soon as you confirm when you are moving. This will allow you to plan details weeks in advance and keep things on track. However, it is never too late to create a checklist. Even if you only have a couple of weeks before your move, you will find it worthwhile to sit down with a cup of coffee for ten minutes and work one out.

Update Your Moving Checklist:

Many people make the mistake of creating a moving checklist and then just sticking it in a drawer. In order to stay organized, you need to be looking over your list regularly and ensuring that it is updated. As you complete a task, be sure to cross it off the checklist. If you need to include additional details, make amendments on the list. By updating your checklist, you can stay on top of any changes and ensure that you are thoroughly organized.

Review All Your Belongings:

Another important aspect of staying organized is understanding that not everything in your old home needs to be moved. You are likely to find that you have lots of things that you have not used for years, so now is a good time to review your belongings and determine what could be sold, donated or needs to go in the garbage. Schedule time on your moving checklist to review your belongings and maybe even organize a yard sale.

Divide and Label:

While slotting items into any box may appear to be making good use of the space, it can be a nightmare when you are unpacking. You are unlikely to be able to find anything until every single box is unpacked. However, if you divide your belongings by room or purpose and label your boxes, you will immediately know where the movers should place the boxes in your new home, know which boxes need to be unloaded first and be able to find everything you need.

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