While moving is exciting, it’s also stressful. Very stressful.
There’s always more to do. More to pack. There’s more junk laying around than you thought. There’s another phone call to make. Another estimate to get.
It’s important throughout all this chaos, to stay as organized as possible.
There are dozens of small, but very important tasks to take care of.
Forgetting one can be costly.
I learned when moving within Chicago, that PeoplesGas needs A LOT of time to simply turn on your gas. Calling a week ahead wasn’t enough.
When juggling multiple projects, it’s easy to forget that a five minute phone call can save you time and money. Plus, allow you to have heat and take warm showers. (:
In these situations, it helps to work with a checklist...
...A checklist you can simply run down to make sure you’re not forgetting anything.
The focus of this checklist isn’t the moving itself (hiring movers, packing, etc…) but it’s a checklist of what you need to do to keep your finances organized during the move.
So you’ll avoid the late fee on the credit card statement because you didn’t get the bill. Avoid a bank statement going to your previous address. Avoid a package shipping to your old address.