5 tasks to include in your moving checklist

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Everyone knows how moving can be complicated. One of the things that can help you to simplify your relocation is a moving checklist. Decluttering, hiring commercial movers, packing, transportation. If you ever moved before, surely you got your own version. But, relocations are not always the same. So even if you have your own to-do list it is necessary to slightly adjust it every time you move. Adding new ideas and tasks mean that your checklist is becoming better and better and that your next relocation is going to be easier. That is why we have prepared 5 important tasks to include in your moving plan for your next relocation.

Make sure that you start preparing your moving checklist on time

When you are moving, preparing a moving plan is your first and most important task. There are so many things that you need to do during this process. If you do not have a precise checklist that you will follow, you can easily get lost and lose precious time and money. Here are the things that you should put on your checklist the next time you move.

  • Deal with your moving inventory. This should be the first thing on your moving checklist.
  • Organize a yard sale.
  • Prepare your moving budget.
  • Leave enough time to compare moving companies and their estimates.
  • Prepare your car for a long-distance ride.
A moving checklist
When you are preparing your moving checklist, make sure that you start on time.

Put your household inventory on top of your moving checklist

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make during a move is to wait for the last moment to deal with your possessions. Even though it is the toughest part of your move, if you start stuffing your boxes a day before the move, you will make things even more difficult.

Why don’t you give yourself enough time to remove excess items, sort your items by categories, and make an inventory list? If you do this on time, you will have a clear picture of the size of your inventory. The packing process will be much easier. Your Cordova movers will be able to give you a precise estimate. And, if you gather enough items during decluttering, you will have enough time to organize a yard sale.

A yard sale if one of the best things that you can do before the move

A yard sale is a great way to get rid of your excess items before the move. To do this right, however, you will need to have a lot of items and time. This is why it is important to think about your moving inventory before anything else; if you gather enough items to get rid of, you will have enough time to organize a successful and profitable yard sale.

Unfortunately, a pile of old items, time, and will to make a profit is not enough to organize a yard sale. Depending on the state in which you are currently living you may need to get a permit for your event. Also, you will need to think about advertising. This means sticking posters, handing flyers, advertising on social media, etc. For this, you will need at least a month.

A yard sale
A yard sale is a great way to remove excess items and earn money at the same time. But you will need to advertise it to be successful.

Do not forget to prepare your moving budget

You would surprise how many people move without preparing a moving budget. The worst thing is that, at the end of the move, they do not know how much money they have spent, on what, and how much they could’ve saved.

After you sort your moving inventory and sell everything that you don’t need you will know how much money you have and how much you can spend on your move. This is the perfect time to sit down and calculate your moving budget. Think about additional moving services that you will need to ask from your movers Laurel MS. You may need a hand with that piano that you didn’t manage to sell. Or, you might need a storage unit for it.

Think about your requirements well while you are preparing your relocation checklist and your budget. Learn about possible hidden costs that might come up unexpectedly. You do not want any surprises on your moving day.

You will need time to find the best movers. Put this on the top of your relocation checklist

If your moving budget is set, you can start searching movers. Of course, this is also a thing that you should do as early as possible. So you should put it on top of your moving to-do list. Movers Brandon MS, for example, are book throughout the year, and if you call them a week before your move, the chances are that you will need to search elsewhere.

The biggest problem is that all the best moving companies are busy. So you will have a narrower selection. And a bigger chance to overpay or get cheated. The things you want are enough time to research movers, compare their estimates, and choose according to your desire.

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You will need a lot of time to research moving companies. Do not wait for the last moment for this.

Do not forget to put a trip to the mechanic on your moving list as well

After you secure your items’ transportation, it is time to think about how you will get to your target destination. In case you are thinking about driving, make sure that you take your vehicle to the mechanic. Even if you think that your car is in perfect condition, let your mechanic check everything before the trip.

You want your car to be in a flawless state when you are moving. You do not want your movers to wait in front of your home while you are stranded somewhere along the road. Make sure that your car’s checkup is on your moving checklist as well.