It should be known that when doing a home or office removal it takes a lot of coordination whether it is realized or not, it is the nature of the beast, so to say. Even when hiring a removal company there is still a lot of coordination involved in the move. Everything that needs to be done during a home or office removal varies but there are many tasks that are the same and need to be planned for ahead of time or a person or even worse a company can find themselves without vital means, such as electricity. So, how do you manage all the tasks that need to be done for the move efficiently and effectively?
Well there are many ways to manage the tasks so that nothing important or vital to the move is lost or forgotten. A common thing to do is to keep a daily journal full of the tasks that need to be carried out for a successful move, which should include making sure the utilities are turned on or at least scheduled to be, on a specific day. This is a task that is frequently overlooked or just slips the mind for some reason.
A moving journal is also known as a “move out checklist”. Having one in place is almost a requirement for a successful move. Having one to outline a home or office removal will help to keep you on track and make it easy to deal out tasks and just to keep on schedule for the move. Knowing what to include on the checklist or in the journal may be difficult for those less seasoned but there are many resources to find the bare minimums of what should be in a move out checklist or moving journal.
Some of the tasks that should always be in a move out checklist or in your moving journal vary just a bit depending on if it is a home or office removal but some of them are, collecting important documents (doctor records, account information, etc.), disconnecting and connecting utilities, and meeting with the landlord (if necessary). A moving checklist can also include certain items that need to be packed and the use can even be expanded more by outlining each of the rooms that need to be packed and checking them off the list as they are packed.
There are really no limits to what can be in the list or journal; it all really depends on the person that will be using the list or journal. Remember the move out checklist or moving journal is a guide so that nothing is forgotten.
If a moving company is hired to assist with the move than some of the things that will need to be done in preparation for their arrival will need to be in the list or journal. Some of those things are making sure they will have a place to park, making sure the carpets or high traffic areas in the home or office are covered because there will be a lot of going in and out as well as letting the moving team know which boxes contain fragile items.