When you’re moving, it’s easy to believe you’ve got everything covered. You’ve called the moving company, rerouted your utility payments, canceled the cable, and grabbed so many unused cardboard boxes from the supply closet at work that you could probably build a house out of them.
You’ve got it all taken care of until you start realizing you’re not getting your mail because you never updated your address with the post office; then you get pulled over and the cop wants to know why your license doesn’t match your address; and you can’t find your winter coat because you packed it in that one closet in the basement that no one ever uses…in the house that no longer belongs to you.
The last thing you want to do after moving to a new home or business is have to revisit the place you just left. We had a customer whose wife was pregnant, so the husband thought he could do the whole thing himself. After the movers left, he went back to check on the house one last time and realized he had left his wife’s entire bathroom closet unpacked…and had no cardboard boxes to spare! Eight trips back and forth later in the Houston heat, and it’s safe to say he learned his lesson about preparation!
Moving is one of the most stressful times of our lives, and no matter how well oiled your brain might be, keeping track of all the moving parts that encompass a move from Point A to Point B is simply implausible. The best way to address this multi-faceted problem is to get organized.
The quick remedy is a checklist which will detail everything that needs done, and just as importantly allow you to check off what has been done so that as your stress level elevates and your hours of sleep decrease, you can have reassurance that everything that needs doing has been done.
Foxx Movers offers a smart three-phase checklist to help ease your move, giving you reminders of what to do leading up the transition, during it, and afterwards as well. Not only is it printable, but it also contains tips such as having a garage sale before your move which will then lighten the load of things you have to pack, store, or trash, while also giving you a nice profit that can be used to help foot the cost of moving.
Of course, everyone is different, so writing down your own checklist is essential. Maybe you subscribe to a Fruit of the Month club and you are moving in a dead period between shipments, making it incredibly easy to forget. Perhaps you have been storing items for a relative or someone who has moved out of the country and realize at the last minute that you have nowhere to put them at your new home. However your life is shaped, a checklist will ensure the path from your old home to the new one is driven with as few bumps as possible.