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The Ultimate Moving To Do List

Moving can be a daunting task, but a little organization can go a long way toward making it much easier. If you live in the Okotoks area, then a team of skilled Okotoks movers can make the process even easier. To get yourself as organized and ready to go as possible, make sure to follow the items on this to do list.

Contact Your Movers Early

Try to reach out to movers in Okotoks as early as possible. Ideally, you should get a moving crew on board at least six months ahead of time. Not everybody has that much advanced notice about their move, but contact a moving company in Okotoks as soon as you are aware of your impending move will help you a lot.

Sort and Purge

You need to be ruthless when you are clearing clutter away from your old home. Remember that every box you give the moving company to transport is another box you have to unpack, and that any new home will accumulate clutter of its own as well. Get rid of anything you don't really want or need. That way, you can make sure to provide the movers only with what is essential to your new home.

Move Vital Records

Make sure to notify doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals of your move. Not only do they need to update their records, but they can provide you with your health information if you are moving out of the area. If you have children in school, you should also reach out to the school district to notify them of the change and to get your children's educational records.

Plan Your Transition

If you are moving to a nearby location, you can probably end your current mortgage or lease on the same day your new one begins. However, a long distance move should include some overlap in order to allow you wiggle room should the unexpected occur. Make sure to notify utility companies and other bill collectors of your new address and to end service for any company you need to.

Pack Efficiently

Group contents that are bound for the same room together. Always make sure you label every box. You should be as detailed with the contents as you need to be in order to identify the contents at a glance. Many moving companies provide packing materials such as boxes of different sizes and bubble wrap. Make sure to take advantage of this.

Create and Essentials Box

The last box you put on the moving truck should be a box that contains the essentials for your first night in your new home – toothbrushes, pajamas, a pillow, a clock, and any other bare essentials that you find absolutely necessary. This will be the first box off the truck, so no matter what else happens you know you will have the essentials you need.

If you follow this checklist, you will have everything you need to make your move a successful one. By pairing with a reliable moving company, this process can be almost stress free.