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Creating a Moving Checklist

Creating a Moving Checklist
Moving house is a task that can be overwhelming if one is not prepared to take it on. Between packing the house, arranging for trucks, and hiring or recruiting help, it's easy to forget a thing or two which will cause you headaches later on. But making a moving checklist is one way to get things done even in the midst of a bad memory.

Create Your Moving Checklist Well Ahead of Time

Waiting until the week you move to create a moving checklist will be counterproductive to what you're trying to accomplish. As soon as you know there's a move in the future, start putting your list together. Simple things like bringing in the mail will remind you of tasks that need to be done. Beginning your list a month or two out means you're more likely to end up with a list that covers everything.

Prioritize Your Moving Checklist
Some tasks you need to complete will be more important than others. The best way to distinguish between them is to prioritize items with some sort of ranking system. Use numbers from 1-5, letters from A-D, or any other method that's logical and easy for you to recognize.

Cross Off Completed Items
A moving checklist doesn't do much good if you don't keep a record of what tasks have and have not been completed; as you complete a specific task, cross it off the list. You may find that as you complete tasks you have to add new ones; that's perfectly fine. Add them to the bottom, but prioritize them just as you did earlier tasks. As more and more tasks are crossed off the list, it will serve as encouragement to you that things are getting done and your move will ultimately be a success.