The Ultimate Moving Checklist

You’ve finalized the move to your new Cresleigh Meadows at Plumas Ranch home, and it’s time to start thinking about packing! Transferring the entire contents of your current home to your new one can seem pretty daunting, but with the proper planning, you’ll be amazed at how smoothly the process can go! We’re talking about creating the ultimate moving checklist today; come along and see what you can get done with the proper preparation!

Think about TIME

First, consider the time you’ll need to successfully pack and move. Schedule blocks of time to pack. If you’ve got kids at home, arrange for daycare, both for packing time and for moving day. Reserve your moving truck – be sure to do a quick review of the rental company to make sure they’re reliable and have a good track record.

Think about SUPPLIES

Order packing tape in bulk! Do a rough estimate of how many boxes you’ll need, and make a few calls to nearby big box stores like Home Depot to see if they have any to donate. Consider whether you’ll need bubble wrap or blankets; sometimes the truck will provide them. Look into options that avoid extra disposable material, like Rentacrate!


Before you begin packing, determine what items you’re ready to part with. Although it can be an emotional process, it’s worth it! After all, you’ll be moving to a brand new space; what material items are no longer serving you? Don’t think too much about organizing during the process; focus on what things can find a new home. Think about others who might be able to use goods you no longer need, and pass on the love.

Think about ORGANIZING

When you begin to pack items into boxes, consider them in terms of rooms rather than overall categories. This makes it easier for movers to distribute items into the proper spot to be unpacked later!

It’s Never Too Late to Plan!

Don’t stress; plan instead! As you can see, when you get started early, time is on your side. However, it’s never too late; even if your move is looming quickly, take the time to draw up some checklist items, and get started! We’re rooting for you!


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