Moving is complicated. You have to pack up everything you own and bring it over to your new place. On top of all of this, you must cancel your internet, transfer over your electricity, find new internet, drop off keys, sign up to pay your new bills online, find a moving truck, etc. It’s a scary process, but here are some essentials for moving into a new home that you need to have on your checklist.
A Go Box
One of the biggest reasons moving is so challenging is that you have to simultaneously pack your whole life up while still living. For example, you must pack all your kitchen equipment, but you still need to feed yourself. On top of this, when you get to your new place, you’ll be too tired to unpack everything, but you will still need everything to sleep, bathe, and eat. Therefore, pack a go box containing your essentials, like a toothbrush, phone chargers, a laptop, and some snacks, to navigate this issue. This way, you can stay relatively comfortable while packing and unpacking everything else in your life.
Make Sure Monitors Are Working
Depending on where you’ve moved, you may need to do a little extra work to guarantee that you’re safe. Of course, you should double-check your smoke alarms to ensure that everything works, but you must also check your security system and other monitors. For example, radon, an odorless and clear gas, is one of the leading causes of lung cancer. There are various radon sources you can find in homes, such as soil and well water, and you should make sure your monitor works to guarantee you stay safe.
Plan for Moving Time
Something else that you need to include on your checklist is planning for the actual moving day. Getting everything into your truck and driving it over to your new home sounds easy, but you must account for factors such as traffic, gas, and loading and unloading times. If you hire movers to help unload, this is even more important as you want to ensure everyone ends up in the same place at the same time. Otherwise, you will have to pay for them even when they’re not moving. Planning can also ensure you end up at your new place at the right time and not at some sketchy hotel because you’re too tired to drive.
These are the checklist essentials for moving into a new home that you need to account for. Moving is a challenge, but it’s simple if you know what to do and what to look for. All you will have is a list of boxes to check off before you end up worry-free in your new home.