Ultimate moving checklist for an easy move

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Having a checklist is mandatory for efficient and easy moving. Of course, some people manage to move even without a checklist. However, their moves are probably not as well-organized and as smooth as those of people that invest time in proper planning. However, planning is nothing unless you put it in writing. The way humans are, it’s oftentimes good that we don’t misplace our heads somewhere. Especially when moving, this can be a real problem, since at least some form of stress is inevitable. And we all know that stress leads to even more forgetfulness and “spaced-outness”. Sure, expert movers like Beltway Movers DMV can help with that. However, the planning bit is all on you. And in that department, nothing can help you like having the ultimate moving checklist so you can track your moving progress. Here’s what we think should be included in your moving checklist.

What can a checklist help you with?

A moving checklist can be helpful in so many ways. To start with, it can help you manage your time better. Of course, nothing beats a well-thought-out schedule in that department. However, one look at your moving checklist will likely be enough to let you know that you should probably get to completing your tasks. That means that it can be a great motivating factor. On top of that, a checklist can help you communicate with your short or long distance movers Maryland offers with more ease. It’s also undeniable that a moving checklist can help you with forgetfulness. There’s no way you’re forgetting anything if you create a checklist. Plus, let’s not pretend like ticking off completed tasks is not one of the most satisfying things in the world. Basically, with a good checklist, you’ll kill quite a few more birds than two with one stone.

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The ultimate moving checklist can help you have a great move.

Is one checklist enough?

There are quite a few things that should be included in your moving checklist. But, to make things simple, it would be best to create a few separate moving checklists. At the very least, you should have:

  • A packing checklist
  • A general moving checklist
  • A moving day checklist

Dividing your moving checklists like this will make it much easier for you to track your tasks and your progress. If you do so, you won’t have to scroll through your phone or PC, or even flip through pages to find the item you need. All you’ll have to do is take a quick glance and you’ll be reminded of what you have to do. That’s why it’s advisable to create three separate moving checklists to make things simple.

A top-tier moving checklist for packing

A great packing checklist can make packing so much simpler. Many people don’t know where to start and how to go about the packing process. To avoid that, it’s best to create a checklist that has your actions organized in order. That way you’ll be able to simply go through tasks one by one and complete all of them quickly without forgetting something. Here’s how the ultimate packing checklist should look:

  • Go through your items and decide what you’re keeping
  • Create a list of packing supplies
  • Go shopping for supplies
  • Decide what room you’ll start the packing process with
  • Ask friends and family for help
  • Look for reliable storage services Maryland residents recommend
  • Pack items you use the least
  • Pack the items you use the most

Of course, feel free to add more if you feel necessary. These are just the very basics any ultimate king checklist should include. That said, if you’re hiring local movers Maryland has to offer to do the packing for you, feel free to skip this particular checklist.

A couple packing for a move.
A packing checklist is a must if you wish to pack quickly and efficiently.

A general moving checklist is also very important

A checklist like this should include all other tasks aside from packing. And, it should contain everything you might need to do to prepare for your move properly. However, that shouldn’t include anything related to your moving day. Your moving day checklist should be kept separate from the other two. The general checklist will likely be the longest out of the three since it has to accommodate for pretty much all of the moving prep tasks. That said, no single moving checklist will fit every move. However, there are some tasks almost everyone has to take care of and thus would likely find their way onto your, personal, ultimate moving checklist. Here’s what they are:

  • Research the place you’re moving to
  • Find a new apartment if you haven’t already
  • Look  for a new job if you haven’t already
  • Look for a school for your kids, if applicable
  • Create a moving plan
  • Create a moving schedule
  • Research moving companies
  • Get in touch with movers you’re interested in
  • Choose movers you like best
  • Contact your children’s school, if relevant, to get the school records  or to have them transferred
  • Get in touch with your doctor to get a copy of your records or to have them transferred
  • Get in touch with your insurance company to determine insurance changes
  • Plan a goodbye party, if applicable

A moving day checklist is a must

An ultimate moving day checklist is the best way to ensure you’re not going to have a miserable moving day. Well, of course, alongside hiring quality movers that will make sure your moving day goes smoothly. However, there are quite a few things your movers can’t help you with. And these are exactly the things that should be on your moving day checklist if you wish to have a smooth moving day.

  • Create a moving day schedule
  • Pack your moving day bag
  • Pack your moving day box, if applicable
  • Charge your phone and other electronics
  • Prepare food and water
  • Have good breakfast
  • Prepare any documents you might need
  • Get your moving day clothes ready
A couple carrying moving boxes.
A moving day checklist can make your moving day much smoother.

Do you hope to have a stress-free move? The ultimate moving checklist is the answer!

Great movers, a good schedule, and the ultimate moving checklist are the holy trinity of successful and easy moving. Skip one of those and you won’t have the best time. Of course, everything is doable. Some people skip on all three and they somehow manage. However, if you do so, you can expect your move to be rather chaotic and not really enjoyable at all. So, hire great movers, invest time in creating a reasonable, easy-to-follow schedule, and make an extensive moving checklist. If you do so, you’ll have a fantastic move.


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