Did you know that thousands of Americans move every year, and on average, people move ten times throughout their life? If you are moving, you know it can be a stressful process that seems to take much longer than even your lengthiest estimates. Here is a moving out check list for having a positive, and hopefully not complicated, moving experience.
First, to begin your moving check list, begin packing months ahead of time. Start with items you use infrequently and pack more and more the closer you get to move day. You will probably be surprised at how much you have, and how many boxes you will need for just a single room.
Second on your moving check list, as you start to pack your life up, get rid of things you do not want to be transporting for miles and miles. Keep cherished objects but get rid of things that are falling apart or have no real place in your life anymore. Now is the time to weed through and prioritize the things you really want around. Have a yard sale with all the things you get rid of, and put the money toward the move.
Third on your moving check lists should be finding reliable movers. Reading online reviews and asking friends, neighbors and family for recommendations is a good start. Keep in mind that people who can be more flexible with their moving date can often save the most money, since it generally costs less to move in the middle of the week and middle of the month than at the end.
Fourth on your moving check list, it is tempting to store everything in free containers you get from the grocery store rather than boxes you have to pay for. However, odd sized boxes are often hard to stack as well in a truck, making it difficult to utilize space, and this might cost you a lot longer in the long run. No matter how you do it, try to find similarly sized boxes. Helpful info also found here: mymovingchecklist.net