Moving to another state can be a very stressful time for military families. It is tiring and messy for sure. But, having a perfect moving checklist can lessen your march towards a new world.  Here is your military moving checklist that will make your first day in your new residence a joyous and relaxing one. Take note of these small yet smart things before you move your residence to another state or city. The tips and Checkmarks listed here are approved by already happily moved military families. Just sit back and relax, you NOW no need to worry at all about your packing requirements, storing furniture, moving vehicles (used or unused), moving furniture, or hiring a self-storage unit in nearby areas, sizes of cartons, labeling boxes, etc. We have exclusively covered it all for you.

The military moving checklist – exclusively curated by militants for militants

When things are organized and well-planned, you can manage any kind of challenge. The same applies when a militant family has to move and get adjusted in their new residence. Are you the one hunting for best tips? If you follow this moving checklist, your excitement of getting settled at your new place will not wear off. And, there will not be any panic.

Checkmark 0 – Create and set an ultimate moving budget

I am sure you are wondering why it is a zero number? NowadaysZERO means most important. Before you think of anything else, first of all, set up a moving budget. A critical and well thought budget ensures that you do not overrun the moving costs. Evaluate your monetary as well as financial condition, liquidity and list down all possible costs. Think about moving truck rental, gas and other utility prices, road tolls, parking fees, etc. The cost of the necessary packing materials, renting storage units, documentation and insurance costs, travel expenses, and post-relocation one-time expenses. You should also have a contingency fund (at least equal to your TWO month’s expenses) for emergency cases.

Checkmark 1 – Give a daily box quota

Your current house is full of different kinds of items, no corner would be empty. So, obviously, you cannot pack each and everything in one day. So it is wise to segregate the items based on room to effectively plan a daily box quota at least in a week’s advance time. Avoid packing till exertion. Instead plan a daily quota for example 15 cartons a day. Remember, you will need a little more energy for unpacking as well.

Checkmark 2 – Perfectly pack the items that  you will need immediately and label them to keep it handy

Whenever we shift from one place to another, the items that we need immediately are usually kitchenware and toiletries. The rest can easily wait for a day or two. Pack all necessary grocery items, utensils, soaps, napkins, and other toiletries, etc in handy boxes. Label them with a marker and in big fonts. These should be transferred at the last so that in heaps and piles they do not get lost. So make sure you hold the necessities before the moving truck enters your premises.

Checkmark 3 – Rent a self-storage unit to safeguard your most precious items

There are three valid applications of self-storage units – moving, buying or selling a home. And it is absolutely fine to pay for a bit more (than you anticipate) extra space to take care of your precious belongings. Presently, in addition to self-storage, on-demand storage facilities are also provided. These on-demand storage facilities provide personalised services. They offer both pickup and delivery of your belongings that you wish to safeguard in the storage unit.

Moreover, the best thing you can do is validate the cost of a storage unit with full-service storage incorporated into the cost. Means, hire their ondemand self-storage services and you don’t have to do any of the work. However, whether it’s packing your personal belongings in boxes or storing valuables in self-storage units, always do perfect labeling. It helps at the time of unpacking!

Checkmark 4 – Activate your utilities based on your new address

Enough done and dusted with storing and packing your belongings, its tiring eff.  And also, it is a no-brainer activity. If you do not switch and activate your utilities like electricity, water etc, only you will be in tight corners once get shifted. So catch hold of them in a nick of time. Call the utility companies in your area, request them to pause services in your current address and set up a service switch before moving your house. Also, if possible, arrange a maintenance call to reestablish service if you are moving to a newly renovated residence.

Checkmark 5 – Familiarize yourself with local infrastructure and information

Moving to a new location is an excitement as well as a challenge. The challenge is to get familiar with the new location and get familiar with local information. Start visiting the vicinity a week or fortnight in advance before you transfer. Take a walk around and greet the individuals you met on the way. It is also very much advisable to ask for recommendations for the handyman, lawn mowers, babysitters, dog walkers, etc. for ease

Closing Thoughts – Make a happy move, visualize a decent life in your new home 🙂

So take a deep breath! You can do this! If you have check-marked this moving checklist, you are all set to move on. For loading and unloading cartons and packages, hire a service of movers and packers. Finally, the moment is here, wave a goodbye to your dear neighbors. Make a happy move, visualize an exciting, relaxed and decent life in your new residence. We are pretty sure this moving checklist will not be stressful for you. We wish you a “happy and relaxed moving”!