If you are moving to a new office or home, a moving checklist can make your move very easy. At the same time, the checklist can also make your move less expensive. This is the reason why you can find many sites that offer printable checklists. However, since we all have properties and things that must be accomplished before the move, it is important to create your own personalized checklist. To make that easier, here are tips on how to make a checklist, for both home and office move.
For moving to a new home, you have to understand that there is a big difference between an interstate move and an intrastate move. If you are moving to a different state or will be crossing one, you need to have a moving company that is licensed to do an interstate move. Thus, when making your checklist, on top of your list should be hiring the right moving company. What you have to remember here is that you need to hire a reputable and reliable company because there are many moving companies that scam their clients, especially if your are relocating to another state. Second, when you make your checklist, make sure that you categorize them accordingly so that you will not forget everything. For example, under documents and records, you can list down insurance for your new home, insurance and license to drive in case you are moving to another state, medical records, veterinary records, dental records, prescriptions and other documents and records, depending on what you have. Another important tip that you may find useful is to make sure that you have a category on utilities. Many families have in fact forgotten their utilities because their focus is on their belongings. Under utilities, itemize everything that must be accomplished such as cancelling your old utilities and arranging for when you want your connection for your new home. Lastly, in order to save on the cost of the move, you should make sure that when you do one of the items in your checklist, such as getting prescription from your doctor, you try to accomplish or squeeze in the other errands. This will save you both time and money.
For moving to a new office, it is important to create team with their own checklist. This will help them accomplish things faster so that there will be no loss of productivity. Each team should have a checklist that includes a blue print of the new office layout, blueprint that shows where the lines, jacks and outlets are and inventory of furniture, equipment and machines. The checklist should also include assigned task for each member of the team, such as who will monitor the belongings from the movers, to the individual department to the individual staff. Each member should also have a copy of the list to know who is accountable for what.