Over the course of this blog, I’ve talked about a few reasons to have a moving checklist, and why it can be one of the most beneficial things that you create during a move. However, there are still many more topics to discuss over why this is such a great thing to have. This time let’s discuss the implications of not having one and what you do if you forget a room.
First up is the discussion over what would happen if you don’t have a moving list. Most homes possess a lot of things inside of them, this is just something that happens over time. However, you probably don’t remember absolutely everything that you have in your home. Most of the time people are surprised when they find something that they didn’t know they had, and most of the time these surprises are pretty old. At not to say they are worthwhile, but they fell out of favor somewhere along the road. It’s these types of things that you don’t even know about that could be left behind in a room that you don’t fully remove everything out of. Having a list of which rooms you have cleared if nothing else is one of the best things that you can do to ensure that everything moves with you.
Secondly, what do you do if you forget a room. Well, most of the time people who forget to write down a room forget to write down a closet, or a pantry, or something small like that. It’s not common that you forget something like your living room because it’s a place that you probably walk through all the time. You’re going to remember that you need to clean it up. However, a room like a pantry can slip by your memory if you don’t have it written down. You could easily walk past it three or four times during the course of the move and never even check inside. So when creating your list, walk from room to room and open every door. If there’s something inside of it that needs to be moved, write down the room. It’s simple things like this that ensure that you get everything cleaned out of your home and you don’t leave any little knickknacks behind.