When you’re moving, the word homework takes on multiple meanings. It can mean the chores around the house, the research you do on the process, and then there are the administrative tasks and gathering the documentation. But no matter how you define it, homework is homework, and you don’t want to do it any more than you did when you were in elementary school. At Moving Squad, we can’t do all of your homework for you, but we can give you a little cheat sheet to help with the clerical part. So, without further ado, here’s a moving checklist for homeowners who need assistance with the clerical side of moving.
A Moving Checklist for the Clerical Side of Moving
Get ready to channel your inner secretary! This foolproof moving checklist will get you. ready to settle into your new home with all the comforts of the last one.
Get a binder to keep track of estimates
Nothing like a binder to help you keep it together! Start a binder or a folder to keep track of moving estimates (we suggest you get them in writing) and moving-related paperwork. Also, make a list of the businesses you’ll need to inform about your change of address, online accounts included.
Enroll your Kids in New Schools
To get the kiddies back to school on day one, make sure you’ve filled out the necessary paperwork and have the required doctor forms and immunization records at the ready.
Let Friends and Family Know
Any way you choose to do it, do give your friends and family your new moving address. While email or text is the popular choice, sending custom cards, creating Facebook events, and hosting moving parties are excellent ways of making the occasion memorable.
Get A Box Labelling System Together
You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you can tell what’s inside a box if you use a proper labeling system. Before you pack your items into boxes, have a labeling system in place. An inventory list, numbered boxes, and an efficient color-coding system can save you time and effort when you reach your new destination.
Notify the US Post Office
Whether it’s a letter from a long lost lover, an Amazon package gone astray, or a discount from the Bosley Hair Club, you may want it to find its way to your mailbox. Ensure this by filling out an official change of address form with the USPS.
Redirect delivery services.
If your Nutrisystem daily meal delivery is really working for you, cancel it before you move, and have it set up in your new neighborhood. The same goes for beauty boxes, books of the month, and anything else that you can’t go without.
Gather Together Your Personal Documents
Do you know where your passport is? If not, it’s time to find it, along with your birth certificates, social security cards, insurance policies, and medical records. Not only are these documents of utmost importance, but they’re also a great excuse to buy that leather travel document holder you had your eye on.
Leave A Welcome Packet for the New Owners.
Go out in style by leaving a welcome packet for your new homeowners. Include local recommendations, words of wisdom, messages of solidarity, and of course, your contact number in case any of your mail needs to be forwarded. It’s a classy touch and a smart way keeping lines of communication open.
Moving Squad: For the rest of Your Moving Checklist.
Work may not get done by itself, but it does get done by Moving Squad! After you’re done with the clerical part of your moving checklist, get in touch with us, and we’ll come up with a package that meets your needs, and fits your budget.
Our South Florida local movers can take of the packing, the heavy lifting, and even the little challenges that come with South Florida moving. Whether it be dealing with strict building restrictions, condominium moves, or just packing your treasured belongings with care, Moving Squad has the experience, the dedication, and the materials to get it done promptly, professionally and without causing you any hassle.
And about that other piece of paperwork, the contract? When you work with us, you’ll never sign one immediately. Instead, we offer our free rate quotes to give you time to think it over. We’re upfront with our costs, so you can budget accordingly. Start by filling out our online form today, and we’ll get the boxes on your moving checklist checked off in no time!