Staying Organized and Getting Prepared for a Move

ToDo ListIf there is one thing that is more important than anything else during relocation, it is staying on top of things. Relocations can get chaotic and messy as soon as organization isn’t a factor. It is important that as the person in need of relocation services, you maintain a level of organization and that you prepare for the move efficiently. This will assist the movers in conducting a safe and more secure move.


The best way to prepare for relocation is by creating a list of things to-do. This list can be as long and detailed as you would like. Just make sure that it includes all things that you must get accomplished before your big moving day. When you accomplish things on the list, cross them off to help you stay on track.


It is wise to have a babysitter prepared on the day of the move and to have all entryways and pathways cleared for the movers. If they must park on city property, make sure you obtained a parking permit. This includes street parking in most cases. Everything must be clean and easy for the movers to maneuver as necessary.


There are many ways to be prepared, but one thing that must be done by the time the movers arrive, is the packing. Everything will need to be packed away and ready for the movers to load onto the truck. The boxes should be stacked neatly in every room and they should be labeled clearly so that they know where to place them at the new address when they arrive. Having a list of inventory will help to assure everything makes it to its new home safely.



The Ultimate Moving Checklist

ChecklistMoving is something that everyone should try to stay on top of. When things are unorganized, it could lead to lost items, damages and even more obstacles than you have time for. Even with movers involved, it is imperative to stay organized. The best way to do this is by keeping a checklist so that you can cross things off as they are accomplished. It will help you to stay on task during the relocation process.


Your Checklist Should Include:


  • Find a reputable mover with the right services for your moving type.
  • Start packing at least five weeks before the scheduled moving date.
  • Find a babysitter for any children or pets on the day of the move.
  • Start job, medical, school and utility transfers.
  • Buy all of the proper packaging materials.
  • Pull cash out for moving day.
  • Plan a garage sale.
  • Get rid of any hazardous items lying around the home.
  • Clean the house and make sure all entryways are clean for the movers.
  • Obtain a parking permit from the city if the movers must park on public property.
  • Change your address with the post office.
  • Cancel or transfer subscriptions.
  • Pack all your valuables and important documents up together so that they can be moved with you during the transport.
  • Notify your family, friends and peers of the move.
  • Purchase water and possibly snacks for the movers if you have the money to spare.
  • Donate any items you do not wish to bring along.


Your moving checklist can include anything and everything you would like it to. Make it as detailed as you want because it will only help you to stay on top of matters in regards to the move. There are a lot of things you will not wish to forget, especially if you are moving a far distance from where you are now in the Bay Area.