As moving day grows closer and closer, the moving to-do list constantly seems to grow longer and longer. It can be extremely overwhelming, for though you know these tasks must be completed, you may be at a loss as to where to begin.
These quick and easy tips can help you start checking off items from your to-do list, making moving day much easier.
- Start Packing
One of the easiest tips you can utilize is that it is never too early to begin packing. Many people wait until the last minute, worrying they might end up packing items they need to use before the move. However, if you have not used something in the past month, there’s a good chance you won’t need it before the move.
- Move-In Early
If possible, look to move items in early. If the house is empty or you have purchased a brand new home from Utah home builders, talk with the sellers if it would be all right if you began moving items in. This can help lighten the load during the moving day, especially if you plan to do the moving yourself without the help of a moving company.
In the days and weeks leading up to the move, try to utilize all the items in your pantry. The more you eat and use up, the less you have to take with you to your new house. If you are moving across the country, to a different state, or even a few hours away, the less food you have, the easier it will be to move. Plus, you will not have to worry about throwing away perishables that went bad during the move.
A move is the perfect time to get rid of items you or your children have grown out of, items you do not use anymore, and items you will not need in your new house. For instance, if you plan on using new furniture, sell the old furniture before you move. It’s less you have to move, and you can earn some extra cash. For the items you did not sell, look to donate them, as they can help benefit someone else, as well as offer you a tax return deduction.
- Number the Boxes
While it can be easy to throw everything into a box at random, try to take the time to create an organized inventory list that numbers each box and has a detailed description of what’s inside. In case you cannot find certain items, you can locate them on the list and determine what number box went missing.
During the days leading up to the move, make a note of what you get in the mail so you can give them a change of address. Most bills, bank statements, and catalogs still come in the mail, and you do not want to forget to fill out a change of address form.
These tips can help your move go smoothly.
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