The moving checklist is one of the most important items that will help you to supervise easily and to keep everything in order. The moving checklist will also help you with the unloading of the moving van as soon as you arrive in front of the new house, as well as arrangement of the objects in the rooms. Yet these are only the greatest advantages of the moving checklist, but it is more important to create it justly and correctly. Take a look how:
1st – Organize the checklist in columns – each for a specific room in the new house. If the rooms are the same or basically the same like these in the old house – then it would be much easier with the orientation in the checklist. Name the columns with the name of each room, such as “Bedroom”, “Kitchen”, etc. and fill these columns only with objects from these rooms. Stroll through the house every day for a few minutes and search for something missing. The good organization of the moving checklist by rooms will help later when buying boxes and when packing the objects with the boxes. When you have all the big and small objects in a list – you will easily determine what type and size of removal boxes you will need, as well as how many of them. Another great hint when organizing the checklist with a column for each room is to get tapes with different colors or labels with different colors. Attach them to the boxes for that room and label them with the same name as the column in your checklist. Therefore, you will always know in which box are the objects from the “Bathroom”, for example, just by seeing the color of the label.
2nd – Organize the moving checklist by the size of the objects. This will take you more time to organize and reorganize again, and again, as well as to find where exactly to put a specific item when keeping in mind its size and weight. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth if you plan a relocation on a budged and if you want to do most things by yourself. A greater idea is to hire man with a van company for the relocation of the few first objects in your checklist, which should be the heaviest and biggest objects. The rest of the objects are probably smaller and lighter, and if you can do the handling and relocation by yourself – a great opt is to hire only a van for a lower price.
3rd – Organize a checklist like an inventory sheet. It may include photographic materials for the biggest and most delicate objects, in order to prove their condition before the move. You can also make another separate column right next to the column with the names of the object. It comes to a column where to take notes only for the conditions of the objects.
4th – Organize a checklist with a floor plan of the new house. Attach the floor plan sketching or draw it in the same list. Give it to the professional movers and they will know where exactly to put your boxes and belongings in the new house. It should be easier when reassembling the big furnishings later, without the need for much moving and handling with a risk for scratching or damaging the parts. Sketch the road to the front door as well, while mentioning all the major obstacles along the route. From bumps and other imperfections on the walkways, to the location and number of the stairways or the width of the front door – include all these yet small details in the moving checklist to make the moving day a little bit easier.