With all the hustle and bustle that can go on during your move, you are bound to forget to do something. Here is a short list to help you remember some of the more important things you might overlook in the rush.
CREATE A CHECK LIST OF ITEMS
Before you begin to pack for your move, you should create a check list of the things included in this blog. Include in this list the following:
WHAT TO KEEP YOU PERSON DURING A MOVE
Since we are creating a check list we will start with the most important items. Do no pack your license, social security card, credit cards, medical records or passports. Check that you have your keys and/or pass cards to your new location.
Turn of utilities at old place
Turn on utilities at new place
It has been suggested that you should give yourself a 3-day window on either side of your move to ensure you are not going without electricity in either place. This means that you should schedule your turn-off date three days after you anticipate moving from your old place and three days prior to when you are scheduled to move into your new location. This window should be in place just in case your moving day gets postponed for some unforeseen reason.
When moving, you should assure that the moving truck will be able to park close to your location on either side of the move. Check on any regulations that may be in place for this. This means you may also want to alert any neighbors of this. Simply inform them of your moving time window and ask if it will be a problem to park at that time. You certainly don’t want to block a person’s driveway who might need to get out to an appointment. And it’s a good way to start off on the right foot with your neighbors.
START AN ESSENTIALS BOX
An essentials box (sometimes referred to as a survival kit) is a very important part of your move. This is where you will put the items you will need on both sides of your move. An essentials box would include safety items such as flashlights and batteries as well as any personal items including medication (for you, your family and your pets) toilet tissue, hand towels and perhaps a blanket or sweater.
For your sustenance include, bottled water, individual juice drinks, various non-perishable snacks, instant coffee, tea, sugar packets and non-perishable creamers. You may also want to include a few eating utensils and at least one sauce pan just in case you want to warm something prior to getting your kitchen boxes unpacked.
TAKE MEASUREMENTS OF BIG FURNITURE ITEMS
Take measurements of your big furniture items and compare them to your door space at both your old and new locations ahead of time, in case it needs to be disassembled.
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