Moving can be a daunting task, but with a little organization and planning, it can be a stress-free experience. Handy Buddy has put together the ultimate moving checklist to help you prepare for your next move.
Create a moving binder
Start by creating a moving binder to keep all your important documents and information in one place. This can include your moving contract, inventory list, insurance documents, and any other paperwork related to your move.
Declutter and donate
Before you start packing, take the time to declutter and donate any items that you no longer need or want. This will not only save you time and money when packing but also reduce the amount of clutter in your new home.
Create an inventory list
Create an inventory list of all the items you will be moving. This will help you keep track of your belongings and ensure that everything arrives at your new home.
Schedule a moving date
Schedule a moving date with your chosen mover and packers. Make sure to confirm the date and time a few days before the move.
Notify utility companies
Notify your utility companies of your upcoming move and arrange to have your services disconnected or transferred to your new address.
Change your address
Change your address with the post office, banks, credit card companies, and any other organizations that need to be notified of your move.
Pack non-essential items
Start packing non-essential items a few weeks before the move. This can include seasonal clothing, books, and decorative items.
Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs in. This will make it easier for the movers to place the boxes in the correct room in your new home.
Pack a moving day essentials box
Pack a box of essentials that you will need on the day of the move. This can include toiletries, a change of clothes, and any important documents.
Confirm details with your mover and packers
Confirm the details of the move with your mover and packers a few days before the move. Make sure they have your new address and contact information.
Defrost the freezer
If you are taking your refrigerator with you, make sure to defrost it a few days before the move.
Disassemble any furniture that can be taken apart before the move. This will make it easier to transport and will save space in the moving truck.
Pack valuables separately
Pack valuables such as jewelry, documents, and electronics separately and keep them with you during the move.
Check for damages
Check your belongings for any damages or missing items once they arrive at your new home.
Unpack and settle in
Unpack and settle into your new home at your own pace. Don’t rush, and take the time to enjoy your new surroundings.