Whether you are relocating across town or across the country, moving is a taxing and chaotic task. Even the most organized people forget about some of the little details that can make a significant difference. Here are the top six things that people forget to do when moving.
6. Forward the Mail
5. Leave the Keys
Generally, your realtor or the new tenants of your old home will expect you to leave the keys and or/garage openers behind. If you forget this little detail in the frenzy of moving, it will cause frustration for anyone who needs to get into your old home. The new tenants will feel uneasy knowing that a stranger has tools that will grant them easy access to their home.
Before the new tenants can feel secure, they will feel a need to change all the locks. Spare other people some frustration by leaving your keys and informing the right people of exactly where you left them.
4. Scout Out the Deals
If you’ve used a certain truck rental company before, it’s probably your default option for your next move. And that’s one less thing you have to think about, right? To get the best deal, however, spare a little time to check out your options. For example, searching online for truck rental San Francisco will give you a list of options to choose from. Don’t miss an opportunity to score a good deal at this stressful time.
3. Check the Fridge
This should begin well before the actual moving day. Attempt to use up all of your perishable food. Plan your meals so you will have little (or nothing) to throw away when you move. Pack up all of your non-perishable items, and know what boxes they are in so no one starves in the hours or days following your arrival at your new home.
2. Notify the Schools
Your children will experience plenty of anxiety about the move. Don’t add to the drama by forgetting to notify your children’s new schools. Do this several months in advance. Communicate with the school administrators, informing them if your children have any special needs. Arrange for you and your children to take a tour of the schools they will attend. Being acclimated beforehand will sooth doubts and fears for both you and your children.
1. Pack a Priority Box
On moving day, you want to do as little running around as possible. Save yourself a trip to the store by packing a box with items you know you’ll need right away. Things like toilet paper, hand soap, water bottles, and blankets are just a few things you should consider putting in your priority box. Make sure the box is clearly labeled and not buried too deep.
The checklist for moving is long and oftentimes intimidating. Don’t let the whirlwind of demands distract you to the point where you forget any of the above six things.