1. Start putting together a packing list of items you will need to move.
Make sure you have an organized and comprehensive list of the various items that you need to take with you when moving. This should include all your belongings such as clothes, furniture, electronics, decorative items, kitchen appliances and cookware, bedding, toiletries and cleaning supplies.
2. Arrange for the rental truck, if needed.
If you need a truck to help transport your items from one place to another, make sure that you have arranged for one in advance. This will ensure that it is available on the day you wish to move and can accommodate all of your things safely and securely.
3. Start boxing up and labeling your belongings in order of importance.
When packing up your belongings, start with the most important items first and label each box clearly so you don’t forget which room it belongs in once you arrive at your new home. Make sure that fragile items are packed away carefully with lots of protective materials such as bubble wrap or foam peanuts to prevent any damage.
4. Contact utilities companies to transfer services or inform them that you are moving out.
If you need to transfer any of your utility services, such as electricity or water, make sure to contact the necessary companies in advance so that they can be prepared for your move. It is also important to inform them if you are ending your service at your previous address.
5. Make sure all payments are up-to-date on your current residence.
Before leaving your old residence, take the time to double check that all payments have been made and any bills are up-to-date. This will help ensure a smooth transition with no surprises when it comes time to sign the final paperwork at both places.
6. Collect deposit refunds from any previous rentals and landlord contact information for references.
If you are moving out of a rental, make sure to collect your refundable deposit if applicable and the contact information of your previous landlord in case you need to provide references later on. This will help ensure that everything is taken care of before leaving your old residence.
7. Pack an overnight bag with important documents, toiletries and clothing for the first night at your new residence
When packing for the move, be sure to include a separate bag or suitcase filled with all the items you’ll need immediately when arriving at your new place. This should include essential documents such as passports and birth certificates, enough clothes and toiletries for the first night, and any other items that you may need right away.
8. Confirm booking dates with movers if using professional services.
If you are hiring professional movers to help with the transition, make sure to confirm the date of their arrival ahead of time so that everything is ready for them when they arrive. This will ensure a smooth and stress-free moving experience.
9. Take pictures/videos of furniture before it leaves the old place so you can ensure it arrives undamaged at its destination.
Before anything is loaded onto the truck or taken apart for transport, take pictures or videos of each piece of furniture and all boxes so there’s evidence in case something gets damaged during the move. This will make it easier to get any necessary compensation from the moving company in case of damage.
10. Check off each item on this list as they're completed to make sure nothing is forgotten.
Finally, be sure to keep a list of all the tasks you need to complete and check them off as they’re completed. This will help you stay organized and make sure that nothing is forgotten in the move.