Friday, June 14, 2013

A Moving Checklist Is Important

By Clarissa Nolander

For both home and apartment moves, going to other provinces or cities, a moving checklist will make a move go much more smoothly and it will get rid of the headaches that many people have later when they find they have forgotten important details. It's no small task packing your things, deciding whether to rent a truck or hire a mover, and keeping the whole process organized.

Don't forget there is the matter of booking the moving elevator if you are in a high rise building as well. A security deposit is often required.

Have a look through everything you own in each room, and if there are things you no longer need, you can sell, recycle, or dispose of them if necessary. Extra insurance is good if you have some items that are particularly valuable, and these should be handled with extreme care with special packing techniques and supplies.

It's not easy, but getting rid of some things you may never need and clutter up your life is for the best. Books are pretty heavy, and if you don't plan on reading them again, why carry them? The more weight there is, the more it will end up costing.

Having a yard sale is a great way to get rid of things, and to get some money for them as well. Have a organized file with the pertinent information about the move. It's a good idea to buy a brightly colored organizer folder with pockets; you'll be less likely to misplace it. Receipts for expenses that are incurred during moving process should be saved.

Your prescription and shot information should be organized, and also your medical and dental records should be compiled. The neighborhood you may be moving to could be too far for your current doctor, so they might refer you to one that is closer to where you will be living. If your children need to change schools, have school records transferred to their new school district or daycare.

Order boxes and other supplies such as tape, bubble wrap, and permanent markers. Don't forget to order specialty containers, such as dish barrels or wardrobe boxes. Check out the different moving companies in your area. Compare prices and services from the different companies, don't just pick whoever you find first.

Keep in mind the floor plan of the home you are moving into. Know which room in your new place that your items will be going. In addition, you'll want to think about which things to unpack first, and which rooms take priority in setting up: you won't be able to unpack everything in a day. If you can, visit your new home and take measurements. This will help you to decide which of your belongings to bring with you and which to leave behind or sell.

Contact utilities like gas, water, electricity, telephone, and the cable company to schedule disconnection of services on the day following your move. Utilities should be still running while you are still at your old place. Be sure to have functioning utilities when you get to your new home, so call the utility companies ahead of time to arrange this.

There is the matter of change-of-address forms which need to be filled out at your local post office. Finally, be sure you keep a copy of the bill of lading/inventory list that you get from the movers, after it is signed. Once all items are unloaded, unpack only what you need for the first day or two.

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  1. I was wondering if you knew anyone that worked with home insurance in Colorado. I need to get mine renewed.

  2. Thanks so much for posting this great information! I have been really interested in finding out more about home insurance in Colorado... Where can I go for that?

  3. How much does home insurance in Edmonton typically cost? Are there any specific insurance companies that I should go with.