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Moving houses is never easy, and is all too often chaotic and confusing. The upheaval is not just physical but also mental; apart from the stress of rewiring your brain to adjust to a new location, there’s also the stress of packing and whatnot. This also makes it a terrible time to just rely on your memory to get things done. The one thing that can help bring clarity is organization. And creating a moving timeline brings a sense of organization to this mammoth task like nothing else can. Read on for the ultimate moving timeline, that is sure to make moving a lot easier on you and your family.
CALCULATE MY MOVE
There’s tons to do when moving, apart from the obvious task of moving itself. And often, it's things like changing addresses and informing the right authorities that slip our mind. This is why it’s best to start your moving timeline at 8 weeks prior to the move. This is enough time to get everything done, plus a slight buffer in case tasks get extremely delayed. This timeline breaks tasks down into weekly schedules, giving you the time to get them done in a systematic manner.
8 weeks or 2 months before the move is when your timeline
should start. So if you’re reading this now, it’s a good time to plan the
timeline and keep it ready. Take down notes and apply it to your move, and you
can have a timeline that best fits your schedule.
You’ve had 2 weeks to finish everything listed above, and
hopefully it’s all done. Now it’s time to move on to phase 2.
Officially a month to go! If you’ve maintained your schedule
so far, you’ll sail through this next part with ease. There’s also a little
buffer time between now and the day of the move in case tasks spill over into these
two weeks. But prioritize them and ensure there’s no more spilling over.
Seven days to go! This is crunch time, and the time to make
sure everything is set up for moving day.
The big day is finally here. But if you’ve kept to the
schedule, this should go as smoothly as possible. Don’t get worked up if things
seem to go awry as there is usually some confusion or the other to navigate
By now, you’ve probably realised unpacking is just as
tedious as packing! Apart from all the unboxing to do, there’s a bunch of other
jobs to get done, which we’ve listed below.
If you follow this timeline, moving is no longer some giant task that anyone should dread. Remember that a moving timeline is only a tool to help you. You will gain the most organization and least stress if you make it a priority to stick to the schedule diligently.
See also: How to Get Organized for a Move
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