Easy to Use Moving Checklist and Guide

Easy to Use Moving Checklist and Guide
3 to 6 Weeks Before Moving Day
– Begin purging
Start in small sections to avoid being overwhelmed. Purge a small area every day for three weeks until the entire house, garage, and yard have been sorted through. Remember that whatever you give away you won’t have to move. Pile up your unwanted, but still usable, items in the trunk of your car and take them over to a thrift shop. For more help deciding what to keep and what to give away check out this great guide.-Transfer pharmacies
Once you have picked up all of your regular medication for the month ask that a list of your current medications be transferred to your new pharmacy. This may require asking your doctors to send in new refill orders to the new pharmacy.

-Transfer schools
Make sure all academic records have been sent to your child’s new school. Complete all enrollment forms and pay any fees well in advance so that the first day at a new school can go as smoothly as possible.

-Get quotes from moving companies or moving truck rentals
With moving companies, be sure to get an on-site estimate.

-Buy moving supplies
Stock up on boxes of all sizes. You will probably end up needing more small boxes than big boxes because big boxes can only hold very light items. Grab bubble wrap or packing paper or even newspaper to wrap around delicate items. Get specialty boxes like dish barrels for awkward heavy items. Large posters markers, a couple packing tape dispensers, and at least a half dozen giant rolls of tape are necessary as well. Mattress bags are often forgotten items that make moving mattresses so much easier and cleaner.

-Start using up items you don’t want to move
Cook with or donate all your canned goods. Use up your three extra bottles of conditioner. In general, get rid of anything you have an excess of, even if you think it *might* be useful in the future. The less you have to carry: The happier everyone will be on moving day.

-Measure the dimensions of your furniture against the doorways and stairwells of your new home
Moving day is not the day to figure out that your dresser will only get up the stairs if it is utterly dismantled. If any of your items do need to be dismantled do so well before moving day.

2-3 Weeks Before Moving Day

-Choose your mover
Schedule your moving day with the movers in Brisbane and arrange for there to be plenty of parking space for the moving truck as close as possible to your home. Get written confirmation of the price, time, date, and make sure they have both correct addresses.

-Begin packing the things you use infrequently
This includes the pancake griddle, empty vases, your photo albums, etc. Anything you don’t use at least several times a week should be packed up now to avoid being overwhelmed later. Remember that big boxes cannot be filled with heavy items or they will be immovable. Pack every box as full as you can so that they can be stacked. This guide shows you how to pack boxes for the best results.

-Notify everyone of your change of address
Newspapers, magazines, doctor’s offices, mechanic shops, and anywhere else you receive important mail or bills from should be notified of your move so that you don’t fall behind on payments or miss an issue. Then notify the post office of your change of address and set up mail forwarding for the next three months.

-Ask to be off work the day of and the day after moving day
This way your office has plenty of time to plan out who will be covering your shifts and you will have enough time to begin the unpacking process and rest up a bit before you return to the daily grind.

-Pack up everything that isn’t used daily
If you don’t use it literally every day it should be packed by now. Pack only one room per box so that the unpacking process is as simple as possible.

1 Week Before Moving Day

-Pack your suitcases
Anything that you need on a daily basis should go in these suitcases. Including linens, towels, and toiletries for staying the first night in your new house.

-Finish packing
Everything in your house should be packed for at least a few days before moving day. This gives you time to situate the boxes in the most easily accessible room and to run through every room several times to check for forgotten items.

A Few Days Before Moving Day

-Defrost the refrigerator
If you are taking your refrigerator, then make sure to defrost it completely at least 24 hours before you move.

-Transport valuables to your new home personally
If you live close enough to make trips back and forth, then you should take a few things like jewelry, antiques, and other small valuables to your new home at this time.

Moving Day

-Wake up early to get prepared
Go out and get your moving team some coffee, donuts, energy bars, and sports drinks. If you have friends and family helping you move these items are key to keeping irritability low and moral high.

Make sure your boxes are in the room closest to the door as they will be packed first. Finish dismantling beds and put mattress bags over all the mattresses.

-Time it right
If it is going to be a hot day, then begin the moving process as early as you are able. During winter time, consider leaving the bulk of the moving process until midday.

-Wear appropriate clothing
You are going to be warmer than normal because of all the physical activity so make sure to dress appropriately. Wear closed toed and comfortable shoes to protect your feet.

-Take breaks
It is better for you to take breaks than to allow yourself to get overwhelmed or exhausted.

At the New Place

Have the boxes placed in the appropriate rooms and the furniture moved to the approximate location you think it should be and then try to get some rest before starting the unpacking process the next day. Movers Brisbane.