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Make a Moving Checklist


Prepare list move itemsDuring any relocation, it is common to find that quite a few things that you may need right away don’t actually make it to the new house during the move.  Often, these things are misplaced, thrown away, or simply forgotten but really make a difference when you have them once you make it to your new home.

The best way to avoid this frustration is to make a moving checklist and pack the items on the list in your car.  Or, make sure the items are in the last box you put in the moving van making it the first box in the home.  Here are some categories and items you may want to include on your moving checklist.

Household Items:

  • Paper towels, glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, dish soap
  • Broom, scrub brush, and sponges
  • Paper plates, plastic utensils/cups, can opener, snacks
  • Toilet paper, medications, first aid
  • Hand soap and basic toiletries
  • Flashlight and extension cord
  • Trash bags
  • Pens, markers, tape, and box  cutter
  • Basic tools: hammer, screwdriver, nails

For the Kids:

  • Toys, portable DVD player, DVDs
  • Diapers and bathing supplies
  • Formula and snacks
  • Blankets, teething needs
  • Change of clothes

For the Pets:

  • Pet carrier
  • Leash
  • Pet toys
  • Food and treats
  • Food and water bowls
  • Litter box, litter, pooper scooper

Of course, depending on your personal preferences and how far you have to move, your moving checklist may vary from what is shown above.  The important thing is that you make the checklist and keep it handy!

– Lance Grooms

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