Sample of moving checklist

  • Sort out your belongingsSort Out and purge – Go through every single room in your house and then decide which items you would prefer keeping and what things you should get rid of. You can also consider selling unwanted items. Decide if any items you want to take along require special packaging or additional insurance coverage.
  • Research – It is important that you start investigating local Kent removals services. Just do not rely on the quotes you get over the phone; an on-site estimation is the best approach. From every company, it is vital that you get the estimates in writing.
  • Moving Binder – You should use a binder so that you can keep a complete track of everything – a copy of your receipts, estimates, moving insurance policy, inventory of all the items you are to relocate.
  • Organize New School for Children – If you are moving with children, it is imperative that you go to your kid’s school and then arrange for their school records so that they can be easily transferred to their new school.
  • Organize packing stuffOrder All Supplies – It is crucial that you order the boxes and other related supplies like bubble wrap, tape and markers. Do not forget to have special containers like wardrobe boxes or dish barrels.
  • Use or Lose – It is good that you start using all those things that you do not want to take along, such as cleaning supplies, and perishable or frozen foods.
  • Take All The Measurements – Check the dimensions of your new home, if possible, ensure that larger furniture pieces will easily fit through the door.
  • Hire Removals Team - Once you have decided if you are going to use Canterbury man and van or Ashford removals firm and confirmed the arrangements, it is important that you get a written confirmation from them for your moving date, estimated cost and other details.
  • Start Packing – It is time when you start packing your things that you do not make use of infrequently, like the croquet set and waffle iron. When you are packing, note down the items of special value that might require extra insurance coverage.
  • Label Everything – Clearly number and label every box along its content and the room it is destined for. This will aid you to keep track of your inventory in a much better way.
  • Separate All the Valuables -  Add other items like important files and jewellery in a safe box that you will personally transport to your new location. Ensure that you keep the mover’s estimate in that box. You will require it for the reference on the day of your move.
  • Change of Address – It is an important aspect that you must not forget. You need to go to your local post office and then fill out the change of an address form. You can also use mail redirection services. However, if there are stragglers, it is always good to ask your neighbour to look out for the mail once you have relocated. Check in with them after every two weeks after you have moved and so on.
  • Notify People -  You must notify all the significant parties. Alert them of your relocation like the brokerage firms, banks, your employer’s HR department, newspapers and magazine you have subscribed to, utility companies, insurance and credit card.
  • Forward All The Medical Records – Before you move, you should arrange for all the medical records that you can take along and send to the new health care services.
  • Get Your Prescriptions Refilled – Stock up all your prescriptions you will require during the next couple of weeks.
  • Your Suitcases Should Be Packed – You must finish packing all your stuff a few days before your relocation date.
  • Inventory and bill of lading - Take complete inventory as you move and before the movers leave the premises, sign the bill of lading/inventory list and keep a copy with yourself.
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