Are you about to move and relocate or at least planning to? If yes, then you might want to read through the following list from Amber Moves and see if you’ve already accomplished the said tasks ahead of time. Remember that relocation does not happen overnight and you need to accomplish a number of chores before the actual moving day.
Create a schedule. This will aid you keep track of the things you ought to do and prevent any mishaps and missed chores. Get a calendar or planner and start jotting down what has to be done on certain dates, who does it and when the target completion is. Think of it as a guide. You have to do this ahead because you can’t call it a plan if you think of it the moment you do it or worse after.
Pack weeks to months ahead. The earlier you do so the better. This way you avoid any last minute boxing up and cramming that always tend to end up awfully. It prevents any left behind belongings and hastily packed items which could result to damages.
Change up your utilities. Make sure that water, electricity, internet connection and the like are already up and running at the new place before you move in. At the same time have the ones at your old home cut unless you will still be using it as you don’t want to pay for bills of utilities that you do not anymore own and use. Also check if switching utility providers is necessary or if sticking to your old one would be best.
Update your mailing address. You do not want any of your bills, subscriptions, packages and mails lost or worse ending up in the wrong hands. To do away with that be sure that you update your mail and postal address.
Say goodbye to old stuff. You will have items that you do not want, use or need anymore. Avoid bringing clutter with you. The best thing you can do is to give it away to friends or neighbors, sell it off through a garage sale or online sites or donate them to a charitable organization.
Get to know and familiarize your new town. You need not only make friends with your new neighbors but you also have to acquaint yourself with the roads and highways to your new place. At the same time familiarizing yourself with the location of your key establishments will make moving around much easier.
Eat up your grocery. Amber Moves also advise families to avoid stocking your pantry a week before the relocation date. The lesser you have left then the lighter things will be. Do your grocery afterwards once you have moved in.