Learn To Move
The Encyclopedia of Moving

Minimizing
Moving
Time

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Minimize Your Time Spent Moving

 

Well before your move date you'll have to establish a moving checklist. This will identify your order of priority for the various tasks involved in moving up until and including move day. It will also help you to avoid forgetting things. Thus, thru this planning and consequence efficiencies you will minimize your time spent on a move.

Generally speaking there are all kinds of moving checklists to be found on the internet. Most of these are concerned with finding a new residence, transfering bank accounts, notifying the post offfice of change of address, transfering schools for children, etc. These are very important and necessary things for you to plan for and do but they are not included on this page. Instead, they are listed at the end of our general discussion about moving page. We have here elected to limit our moving checklist to just tasks necessary for the packing, transport and unpacking of your household goods.

Some of the following entries may be too much formal planning for a small move
but these are still steps that may need to be taken.

Setting Date of Move

Setting Packing Date(s)

Establishing a List of Helpers

Obtaining Moving Materials

Plan for Each Room - Sorting / Disposing / Packing / Unpacking

Researching and Scheduling Various Handymen / Technicians

Premove Planning for any Furniture Disassembly / Reassembly

Researching to Find the Right Rental Truck

Furniture Placement Planning at Destination

Setting Unpacking schedule

Sorting out household goods, disposing of all unnecessary things and then carefully packing or wrapping the things that you are keeping
well in advance of move day, expedites your move.

Return to general moving discussion

1. Safety when moving

2. Safety of the article being moved and the surfaces involved

3. Minimizing moving time spent on each moving task

4. Meeting moving time deadlines

5. Minimizing your aggravation

6. Minimizing moving costs

 

 

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