Many people underestimate how challenging a move can be. Sure, putting a couple things into boxes, and having a couple bigger things wrapped up and ready to go can’t be that hard, right? Wrong. There’s a lot more to moving than just getting everything into boxes. It’s by no means something that you can just tackle in one day. Instead, moving takes a lot of preparation if you’re going to avoid monstrous amounts of stress. Look around your apartment or home, open up a couple of drawers and you will realize that throughout the years you have accumulate quite a bit of stuff, certainly a lot more than you thought.
Once you come to terms with the work that you have ahead of you, it’s time to get the planning done. And the truth is, there’s no better way to get organized than with the good old fashioned pen and paper. There will be way to many things to do, way too many things to plan and relying on memory in this case, will prove to be not such a good idea.
So what exactly will you need a notebook for?
First of all, scraps of paper go missing very easily. And so writing down little details or reminders will often end up lost in the chaos of a move and before you know it, that thing you wanted to remember can’t be remembered. So a notebook will come in handy, in that it can hold lots and lots of info and the very handy plastic sheet protectors.
What should you put in your notebook and how will it help?
When sorting through the piles and piles of paper you’ve become the not so proud owner of, you’ll stumble across loose sheets with telephone number and business cards. Some of them will immediately go in the trash. But there will be those that you hold on to because you’re not quite sure when you’ll need them. Dedicate a section of your notebook to this cause rather than filling your cell phone with numbers that you may not need.
To do list
Every mover needs one of those. It’s not only a nice way to remind yourself of all the things you need to get done, but it’s a great motivational tool. Dedicate a page to each room and list the things that need to be done in that room. There’s nothing greater than being able to whip out your pen and strike through a tedious task once you have completed it. And of course your to do list will consist of a lot more things, like reminding you to pack up your passport, or check the mailbox before you leave. Your notebook will be the central location for lots and lots of things and come in handy more often than not.
Your last day to do list
This is a must have and will prevent you from feeling like you need to turn back once you’ve finally departed your old home. Keep your last day to do list on the back page of your notebook. Once you’ve stepped out the front door on moving day, take a look at your list for the last time, and ensure that you’ve completed everything the list entails. Have you turned the lights off? What about the stove and oven? Did you check the meter? Is the mailbox empty? Are all taps in the house turned off? These are just a few of the questions you will need to remember and being able to easily access them in your note book and tick them off before you drive away, will take away those feelings of anxiety caused by the thought of leaving something that movers usually have.
Your plastic sheet protector will come in great handy on that last day. Tuck all your keys, and the mail that you have taken out of the mailbox in them, and secure with a paperclip.
Organization is key to a successful move, just ask Northern Beaches Removalist. They have been in business for a long time and have seen it all when it comes to moving. Trust them when it comes to transporting your property from one location to the next.