There are couple of things you should realize about having a moving checklist if you decide to move homes. Everyone is organized differently and not everyone realizes exactly everything that they have in every room. This is why I have come up with these three things to know about a checklist
First and foremost is that your checklist should be organized in a manner which makes sense to you. People will tell you that you should have a specific number of things on each list and that the list should in itself contain almost everything you own. I believe however that this is not true. Organize your latest in whatever manner suits you best. If you are someone who does a lot better with lists that are not all inclusive, just go room to room. You can only cross something off the list in this case if the room is completely empty. An easy way to organize no?
Secondly, your checklist should be written as to be able to be glanced at. A moving checklist is not a novel to be read over and over. It’s likely that you’ll want to just look down at it, realize that something is not done, and then move on. So the best thing for you to do to make a “glanceable” is make the writing large enough to be able to see from about 2 ½ feet away. This will allow you to look down into your hand and see clearly what you have done and what is still missing.
Finally, your checklist should be written in a manner that is reversible. Once you’ve moved all the things out of your home, into the truck, and then are required to move them back into your new place having your latest available and ready to check off again can be of great benefit. You will realize what still on the truck, what’s missing from the truck, and if you didn’t find it on that rockets likely that you accidentally left it back of your old home. Now, here’s hoping you don’t leave anything behind in that you accidentally crossed something off that wasn’t picked up, but this is one way that you can see if something is missing.
Overall, checklists allow you to be is organized as possible while still retaining the freedom of moving. There is a certain feeling that comes with moving as though you are moving on with your life. This may seem obvious to you, but the feeling is not something you’ve likely felt before. Its somber sometimes to leave things behind to which you become so accustomed. Having a list just makes it so that you can move on that much easier.