DIY Move: Essential Moving Day Checklist

moving-day-checklistThere are so many moving parts in a DIY move that keeping track of everything that needs to be done can be a challenge. The absolute best way to combat the confusion is to create a great moving day checklist.

If you don’t know where to start, don’t fret, we have you covered.

Here is what you need to include in your essential moving day checklist:

Tips for packing

Label your boxes– Label them according to what is in them and what room they are for in your new home.

Create a tracking sheet– This should list the rooms and which boxes go in them. That way when you get to your new home you can check to make sure that all the boxes made it.

Donate what you don’t want– Be sure to keep these boxes separate from what you are moving.

Mark the boxes meant for self-storage– This will allow you to get rid of those boxes before moving day, thereby simplifying your move while keeping the workload feeling lower.

Tips for unpacking

Unload any furniture first– Be sure to have a plan concerning where you want things put in your new home. Unloading these big items before your boxes ensures less clutter to have to maneuver the furniture around.

Verify your tracking sheet– This will help you to figure out what, if anything, is missing as well as help you organize easily.

Stage boxes before you unpack them– Put all of the boxes in their appropriate room before you start unpacking them.

Kitchen first, then bathrooms– Begin the unpacking process in the kitchen and be sure to put things you will use everyday in the most convenient locations. You want them within easy reach when you need them. Once the everyday items have been unpacked in the kitchen you should move onto the essentials in the bathroom.

Make use of this essential moving day checklist and you will find the entire moving process will flow smoother than you thought possible.

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