Sean Locke Digital Planet Design

I hate to move, but sometimes it has to happen. My wife and I have been married less then a year and we have always talked about moving to the West Coast. That is where my parents live and I have always dreamed of living close to my family.

Last week, the boss called us we would think about relocating to the Orange County area. It only took a few minutes for us to say yes. That is right where my parents live and so we are more then excited. We need to get organized in order to make the move go smoothly, but that is my specialty and so I am about to begin making my moving checklist.

A moving checklist is a great tool and my mother taught me be organized as a kid and so I love to have everything in order. The first thing I need to do though, is call the moving company. I know they often can’t come at the last minute so I want to make sure they have plenty of notice. I have heard it is a good idea to get at least three estimates before choosing the company.

There is a lot to think about and my mind is already getting fuzzy.

Well, here it goes, this is my final apartment moving checklist. Hope I don’t forget anything, cause there is a lot to think about. My moving checklist has some room to be flexible though because I know things come up and situations change when planning a big move.

Top 5 Apartment Moving Tasks

  1. Call at least three moving vans and ask them to come out and give an estimate. I want to make sure they can move the piano. It is so heavy and I have heard they charge extra. It would be a shame to sell it since it belonged to my mother and she had it since she was a kid.
  2. The second thing on my apartment moving checklist is to let our landlord know we are going to be leaving at the end of the month. We were in a lease so I am a little worried how that is going to work. Not sure if we can get out of it, but then again, we really have no choice.
  3. Airline tickets are important and maybe not something that should be on the apartment moving checklist, but I don’t want to end up paying to much for a ticket.
  4. Before the movers come, I want to do some of my own cleaning and packing. My wife talked about renting a hand-truck and some blankets. We want to give some of the furniture to the people in the apartment below because of the high cost of moving across the country.
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    My wife wants to buy pallet wrap to pack some of the things in the garage and keep them in a safe place. Not sure what she has planned, but she has his mind made up and I think it is probably a good idea. She is the planner in the family, so she knows what she is up to. I

Well, my apartment moving checklist is posted on the fridge and we are getting excited. Hard to believe we will soon be living so close to my family. Exciting times ahead. Everyday I think of something else and I guess I will until we actually see the van roll up to get all the furniture.

We are going to miss our friends in this part of the country, but I bet in no time we will find new people to enjoy. It is going to take some work, but in the end I know it will be worth it.