Moving is a juggling act. You have to pack, and ensure that the time to move into your new place aligns with when you have to be out of the old one. This isn’t even counting the stress of moving with pets or moving with kids. Most of us are bound to forget something during this process, and there are some common things that people forget to do when they’re moving. We’re sharing these easy to forget tasks so that you don’t make the same mistakes during your next move!
HOUSEHOLD MOVING CHECKLIST:
Switch over all of the utilities
You would be surprised how easy it is to blank on switching one of your utilities over before moving. Make a list of the utilities that you have and check them off as you update them so that you don’t arrive at the new house and realize that you don’t have electricity. The utilities that you need to switch over may include electricity, gas, cable, internet, phone, trash collection, home alarm system, and water.
Remember to check the dishwasher for dishes
This is a big one! A lot of people pop their dirty dishes into the dishwasher before a move so that they’ll be clean and ready to pack up, but in the mayhem many people forget to retrieve them.
Leave cleaning supplies out at the old house so that you can do a final cleanup
One thing that you’ll want to do before you move out of your old home or apartment for good is to do a final tidying session. However, you may have forgotten to leave out cleaning supplies so that you can get the job done. The supplies may also come in handy when you get to your new home if you want to wipe the place down before you move in! If you just don’t have the time to tidy up before you go remember you can always call a professional cleaning service.
Pack the coffee pot and supplies in a place where you can access them easily
This one’s for the coffee addicts! You probably can’t start the day without your morning fix, so make sure that you pack your coffee pot, filters, mug, and grounds in a place where you can get to them the next day. Pack your coffee supplies in a labeled box and let your movers know to put it in your kitchen when they unload. Check out our blog on first night essentials for more ideas!
Transfer your prescriptions to your new drugstore
Make sure you do this ahead of time, especially if you are moving to a new city or state. You don’t want to get to the day that you need your refill and realize that your prescription is waiting for you at your old pharmacy.
These are just a few things that people blank on when moving. You may still have a hiccup or two when move day comes around, but keeping this moving checklist in mind will help you be proactive! Happy moving!