The Importance of Keeping a Check List for When You Move

Apartment moving checklist

Beyond the mere planning and logistics involved with moving to a new city, perhaps the single most important element is the maintenance of a moving check list. In fact, you may want to make multiple moving checklists.

You’ll definitely want a master list from which you can keep track of the different steps of the moving process, from beginning to end. Of course, this apartment moving checklist will include the cleaning of your old space, the finalizing of plans with your new landlord, the hiring of a moving truck or renting of a mobile storage unit, and the purchasing of items you’ll need for your new home.

That being said, a separate check list for moving that details all the items you are packing in the moving truck is absolutely crucial. Having packed everything up and made it halfway to your destination, you don’t want to suddenly realize that you forgot to pack an incredibly valuable possession or otherwise indispensable item.

Of course your moving lists will vary based on your specific situation. For example, a military moving checklist will need to include steps for checking into the new base, communicating with senior officers, and satisfying other similar protocols.

Once you have completed your moving check lists, you may want to have a family member or friend look it over to make sure you have everything covered and no task has been left uncompleted. If you have questions, comments, or tips to share about how to make the move easier, less stressful, and more manageable, do not hesitate to share them in the forum below.

One response to “The Importance of Keeping a Check List for When You Move”

  1. My suggestion is to not wait until the last minute to compile your checklists. Doing so might make you more prone to forgetting to put something on the list.

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