October 15, 2012

Whole House Moving Check Lists

Moving your entire home is an enormous challenge.  Psychologists have identified moving as one of life’s most stressful events and that stress increases with the size of the project.  If you have a typical suburban home, kids and have been in residence there for several years you are facing the biggest moving challenge.

You are going to want to be as organized as possible in planning your move.  The first step is finding some moving check lists.  Moving check lists come in many varieties.  People have been making and sharing them for years.  Almost like folklore, moving check lists are grounded in experience and filled with wisdom.
Choosing from the moving check lists is important.  In fact, you may want to create your own personal, customized version. Since every move is unique it makes sense to create unique moving check lists.  It’s good to think of your check list as more than one because of the variety of tasks involved in moving.  You might have check lists for Records and Documents such as medical; school records; and financials including mortgages and local credit cards.  These are  important aspects of moving a family but aren’t always on ordinary moving check lists.

Naturally the most important part of relocating is the act of packing up, loading up, traveling, then unpacking and setting up a new home.  Organizing this action works best when it is structured in a time frame; a schedule of events in the right sequence.  When do you pack clothes?  When pack up the kitchen supplies?  How late can you wait to disengage appliances?

Finding moving check lists isn’t hard.  Do several internet searches using various keyword phrases.  Look at the websites of the major moving companies.  Most of these have moving check lists  that you can download without obligation.