Checklist for Your First Move

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Checklist for Your First Move

There is no way around it – moving is stressful. For a first time mover, it can be even more overwhelming. It can be confusing and disruptive. Then, there might be other life changes going on as well, making it even harder to focus on the actual act of moving. 

The first thing you can do to make it less stressful is to create a checklist. We’ve got you covered on that – read on. 

Then, you may want to consider enlisting help. If you’re moving from a tiny space or only a few boxes, you might be okay on your own. But if you’re moving furniture and from multiple rooms, sometimes enlisting help through a moving company like Merchants Moving can make the entire situation much easier. 

Build Your Timeline

Understand that you’ll want to work on your moving plans at least six weeks out. Don’t rush yourself – that will make it much harder. 

Decide when you want to be totally moved into your new place, and then work backward chronologically. Once you have a solid timeline, you can work on the checklist. 

Your Essential Checklist

The essential moving checklist is an easy to follow guide to keep you working on your move ahead of time, so you don’t get behind. Knocking off little tasks at a time will help you make progress without getting overwhelmed. 

Start here:

  • Plan your move
  • Purge old stuff
  • Find boxes

Keep going:

  • Schedule movers
  • Pack your things
  • Submit a change of address

Finish strong:

  • Clean up
  • Sit back and relax while your moving team does the heavy lifting
  • Unpack and enjoy!

Merchants Moving is Here to Help

If you’re ready to get going and need a little help, reach out to Merchants Moving.

Even if you are not sure you need movers, we can talk to you about your plans and help you figure out what’s best for you. In the end, we’re here to help make your move less stressful.