Introduction: Moving

Step by Step guide to moving

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Step 1: Getting Organized

What you will need:

Date and Times,
Game Plan,
Reservation for a moving van/truck,
Find some goons (friends) and bribe with what have you,
A copious amount of boxes,
Felt tip marker,
Bubble wrap,

Step 2: Dates and Times

This is the first step in having a successful move. It is a tricky place when you are in limbo somewhere between your past home and your future home. So having the correct Date and Time is important. You need to ask your future Landlord the date you can move in to you new place, including times. It usually falls on the first of the month and in the afternoon. Some people may move out sooner allowing more limbo time, if you are lucky. Once you establish the time you are moving in, pass the information on to your current Lord of the Land, so he can let the new tenants know when they can take your place.

Step 3: Game Plan

So how are you going to swing it? You know the date and the time you are moving, but how will you move everything in a timely manor? You probably will want a truck or a van to move the bigger objects.
Need some help lifting those objects? Bring some friends along perhaps. May I suggest to start boxing things up one week prior to the moving day, and start with the things you will no longer need first, like your art work, books, or living room, and leave the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom for last... Label all boxes with a felt marker. This allows ease of organization at your new place.
Wash all laundry before moving so it can all be organized into its final resting spot right away. Throw away unnecessary junk, and donate useful stuff you no longer need to a worthy cause. Don't wait, have someone clean your place before you unpack and then don't stop unpacking until everything is in its place. Do not get stressed!

Step 4: Doing It!

Now after lots of careful planing it is time to implement your strategy. Get your van and your help, and move it! Leave your place spot less!! The new tenant will appreciate it. Leave the keys on the counter and take one last look around then scurry away like a squirrel. Unpack and then relax at the new place.

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    4 Discussions


    11 years ago on Step 4

    What kind of animal is that? It doesn't look like a squirrel.


    Reply 11 years ago on Step 4

    Yes good observation, however, it is a rare variety of squirrel which is native to one small corner of the planet. I am the only one to find it! It is just a symbol of relaxing, Maybe I should add a squirrel.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I have a question... Transferring of electricity companies to your new place... what time is the best time to do this? I've heard the day of the move and a two days before.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I have found that you can get away with transferring it after the move. But it certainly would not hurt to give the utility company a heads up. The companies do not shut off electricity until extreme late payment cases.