Moving Checklist Part 2

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Moving Checklist Part 2

March 21, 2021

Moving often feels like a hurry up and wait situation. When do you start packing? Is it too soon to start changing over addresses and sorting out utilities? You’re excited to get into your new homes in Peyton CO, but you’re also probably a little stressed about getting everything done in time. Hopefully this moving checklist, that covers the 30 days before you move will help ease some of your stress and make you feel more in control.

You should hopefully have a quote from various movers by now and chosen the one you want to work with for the move, whether it’s cross country or just a couple of streets over. Assuming you have a set closing date, you may also want to start contacting utilities, cable, internet, and any other utilities that you will need to have set up and/or switched over so that you don’t have too much — or any — down time before and after the move. Other places to update with your new address include banks, schools, cell phone companies, credit card companies, subscriptions, and doctors if you won’t be changing. Of course, don’t forget your family and friends! You could also encourage your children to create address books of all of their friends, especially for younger children who don’t have their own phone.

If you are going to be changing doctors, it might be worthwhile to get in one last checkup at the doctor, dentist, and optometrist, since finding a new doctor in a new city may take some time and trial and error.

If you know you’re going to be buying some new furnishings, whether it’s something big like a bed or sofa or something smaller like curtains and other window treatments, you could start ordering them if you can arrange that they will arrive at your new home around the same time as the rest of your furnishings. Why move more things than you need to!

Definitely start packing up items you know you won’t need before the move. This goes for seasonal clothing, books, decorative knick knacks, and even some cookware that you know you won’t be using before the move. Plus, you’ll be surprised by how much you really don’t need. Always think about what you pack and if you really want to find a place for it in your new home. If not, put it into a pile for donation or trash. It will be one less thing to unpack on the other end.

While you are packing, try to make an inventory of the contents of your boxes and label them in some way so that you know you have everything at the end of the move and can put the appropriate boxes in the appropriate room at the end of the move to save some energy and achy backs.

You should also try to create a layout of where you want your furniture to go in each room. Movers will typically put an item where you ask, but they won’t be likely to rearrange if you’re not happy, so it’s best to have a plan. It also helps you get a sense of any additional furnishings you may need or what will or won’t work in a room.

If you have young children and pets, start thinking about what you’re going to do with them on move out and move in day. They can both get underfoot and cause an accident, but pets can also get scared and run away, so it’s important to have a plan. If you have family and friends nearby, you may want to ask them to look after everyone until the moving days are finished so you don’t have to constantly keep an eye out while trying to direct or help movers. Otherwise, try to keep pets outside in a fenced back yard or inside in a bathroom that isn’t likely to be used. You may want to set up a cozy corner in one of the bedrooms for young children and make sure they have games, books, or videos to keep them distracted.

If you’re going to be driving a fair distance to your new home, you should make sure your car gets a tune-up and is ready for the trip, making sure you have any necessary emergency items, as well, including a spare tire, snow chains, and other emergency items.

This should get you through the last month before you make the big move to your new homes in Peyton CO. Next month, look for a checklist for those last two weeks when time really seems to fly!

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