A Moving Checklist for People Arriving in Dorset

Posted on April 12, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
A Moving Checklist for People Arriving in Dorset

If you’re planning a move to Dorset this year, it’s a good idea to have a plan of action before you start organising. No one likes things like packing and other chores, but they’re necessary parts of the relocation. It’s tempting to put them off until the week of the move, only to realise there’s an issue. Fear not – this blog will provide you with the best way to organise your relocation.

Creating a moving checklist is a sure-fire way to keep on top of everything. You’ll have a holistic list of every task and when you need to complete by. From there, you’ll be able to fit things into your daily or weekly schedule. This is our guide to moving in or out of Dorset, with practical steps and suggestions on how to go through each stage.

Moving Tips for New Residents in Dorset –

Moving to a new home has its ups and downs, and no relocation is without its tricky moments. The fun part is planning ahead for your new life and looking forward to exploring your next location. But the packing and organising can be a slog we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemies! That’s why it’s a good idea to find any information you can that helps soften the blow.

By using this blog, you can create and use a moving checklist with accompanying tips to reduce stress. This list will guide and dictate your whole relocation, allowing you to backtrack and check if you get lost. You’ll understand how to calculate the days until they move, then assign and complete tasks with clear deadlines.

We recommend trying to do at least three tasks every week, adding more when you get closer to the moving date. That way, you’ll always make progress while benefiting from the feeling of accomplishment. It’s wise to book a reliable storage and removals provider like Instore Storage. By doing this, you won’t need to use separate companies for your move, which will save you time and money.

Our team will also offer any relevant advice and helpful information and be here to discuss your relocation at any time. This includes everything from packing tips to storage ideas. Plus, you can phone or email us at any point during your move. We’re here to take some of the burdens off your shoulders as you prepare for your upcoming relocation.

How to Create a Moving Checklist –

As you begin to put together your big move, you’ll soon notice how easy it can be to lose focus. Moving can be a stressful experience with some pitfalls to avoid along the way. You’ll likely have lots of other things to juggle at the same time. This is where we forget the odd task, which then causes issues or delays.

The best way to maintain a steady approach is to create and use a moving checklist. This will act as your guide as you navigate the challenge of moving to a new house. It includes every task in full detail, a set of completion targets and contact information where relevant. Think of this list as the framework that supports your move.

Start by listing every single task you can think of and continue to add any that crop up. You can then put them into categories of importance. From here, consider other practical issues like self storage if there are periods where you need to store your possessions. Then you’ll be able to see how your entire relocation will look as a whole.

You can read an example of a moving checklist here to see what typically goes into one. Our suggestion is to use it as a template and add anything specific to your situation. After you complete a task, cross it off and move onto the next step. There’s always something you can do, so start today and get the ball rolling.

Counting the Days and Setting Goals –

With that last point in mind, let’s make the first task setting goals and deadlines. If you know what the moving date is, calculate the days and weeks until the relocation. You can do this by using a blank calendar template, then work backwards from the big moving day until today’s date. This calendar will be perfect for working out a timeline.

Now you have the exact number of days and weeks until the relocation. Using your moving checklist, it’s time to set some finish dates. It’s a good idea to get some quotes for any services, so mark this as another action point for this week. You can start by contacting Instore to get quotes for storage and removal packages.

One of the many benefits of working with Instore Storage is you will be able to tick something off the list. And the good news is, we’re happy to assist with the planning and preparation side of things. We can offer advice on a variety of subjects, in addition to making referrals to other service providers. You might even delegate some action points to us, such as packing and transporting items to storage.

Having an overall sense of timings is an essential part of a successful relocation. You’ll always know how far away the relocating day is. Then you can plan things around this information, recalculating and moving duties around if something becomes more urgent. And best of all you’ll never miss an important task or deadline.

Break Bigger Tasks into Smaller Ones –

One of the things people often say about moving is how overwhelming it can seem. You have so much to do, as well as fitting in family life after you arrive home from work. All of a sudden, a move feels like you’re climbing a mountain. But it doesn’t need to be so daunting, especially when there’s a savvy way of tackling more significant tasks.

There’s a trick we like to share with our customers, which makes things so much easier. Take each larger task and break it into smaller pieces. From here, you can tackle each item on your moving checklist in more manageable segments. This makes things more straightforward, and you get the sense of momentum by clearing an item from the checklist.

Let’s use the example of packing. This is the one thing most people loathe, and for a good reason. It’s the chore to end all chores and takes much longer when you begin. Then there’s the issue of full boxes and containers getting in your way as you try to move onto the next room.

Now to split the larger task up:

  • Buy new boxes and containers.
  • Contact Instore to price storage.
  • Declutter and get rid of excess belongings.
  • Download a home inventory app.
  • Book Instore to collect items and store.
  • Contact Instore to book relocation.

By taking these steps, you’ll make the packing side of your move much easier. And wherever we can, the Instore Storage team can take over the packing duties. This is especially handy if you’re moving things to a storage unit, as you’ll create space as you pack.

Decluttering and Using Self Storage –

While you’re preparing for your upcoming relocation, it’s essential to create space and get rid of clutter. The best way to do this is to undertake a deep clean and declutter of your house or apartment. This will prevent you from taking any unnecessary items with you when you move. You’ll also find it easier to pack up and organise your relocation.

Declutter each room separately, which includes your gardens, the garage, and the loft. You can catalogue everything as you complete a room with a home inventory app. It might even be a good idea to start packing some things away for the move if you don’t need them. Many of Instore’s removals customers rent a storage unit to move packed boxes out of their property.

By renting a self storage unit from us, you’ll be able to move your full boxes and containers entirely out of the way. This avoids the slog of carrying objects between rooms, saving you time, and wasted effort. Furthermore, your possessions will be safe within our secure facility, with CCTV and a top-notch alarm system.

Instore Storage’s packages are the most affordable in Dorset, and we couple this with an excellent calibre of service delivery. Our packages are flexible, and we go out of our way to accommodate people’s requirements. There’s no minimum contract period – just store for the duration of your move if that’s all you need. People often retain their storage units afterwards because of the convenience and additional space it offers.

Booking a Reliable Removals Company –

Moving is more than just a hassle – people often struggle to balance things like work and family time while organising everything. One place many people find themselves scratching their head is how to start the process. Even after creating a moving checklist, the sheer number of tasks to complete can seem overwhelming.

That’s why it’s important to book your storage and removal services from a reliable company. Businesses with a consistent string of four-to-five stars on Google Reviews and Trustpilot will likely have good customer service. This is crucial for anyone looking for a removal and storage provider who cares about their customers.

By choosing Instore Storage, you’ll always find someone to talk with, and we respond to emails timeously. For more complicated jobs, we’ll assign a lead person with who you’ll have direct contact. Our team will guide you through the moving process, from start to finish. You’ll enjoy an unbeatable standard of customer service, a broad selection of packages, and everyone receives a free, no-obligation quote.

Instore Storage – Helping you Prepare to Move –

It’s no secret that moving is a challenging process, even for people who have done it plenty of times. There are lots of separate things to manage while life continually gets in the way. That’s where a reputable removals and storage company becomes a lifesaver. You can delegate tasks and tick off lots of things from your checklist just by booking with Instore.

Instore Storage has a range of storage and removals options available, and it pays off being able to link the two services. Our prices are affordable, and customer service is a priority. You have the additional assurance of quality, and we’re a member of the Master Removers Group, an elite network of storage and removals providers. It all adds up to a stress-free move where you have constant support.

If you’re moving home to or from Dorset this year and you need some tips and pointers, please contact us today. In addition to our excellent selection of services, we’ll supply you with any relevant information to make your relocation a success.

If you’re planning a move to Dorset this year, it’s a good idea to have a plan of action before you start organising. No one likes things like packing and other chores, but they’re necessary parts of the relocation. It’s tempting to put them off until the week of the move, only to realise there’s an issue. Fear not – this blog will provide you with the best way to organise your relocation.

Creating a moving checklist is a sure-fire way to keep on top of everything. You’ll have a holistic list of every task and when you need to complete by. From there, you’ll be able to fit things into your daily or weekly schedule. This is our guide to moving in or out of Dorset, with practical steps and suggestions on how to go through each stage.

Moving Tips for New Residents in Dorset –

Moving to a new home has its ups and downs, and no relocation is without its tricky moments. The fun part is planning ahead for your new life and looking forward to exploring your next location. But the packing and organising can be a slog we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemies! That’s why it’s a good idea to find any information you can that helps soften the blow.

By using this blog, you can create and use a moving checklist with accompanying tips to reduce stress. This list will guide and dictate your whole relocation, allowing you to backtrack and check if you get lost. You’ll understand how to calculate the days until they move, then assign and complete tasks with clear deadlines.

We recommend trying to do at least three tasks every week, adding more when you get closer to the moving date. That way, you’ll always make progress while benefiting from the feeling of accomplishment. It’s wise to book a reliable storage and removals provider like Instore Storage. By doing this, you won’t need to use separate companies for your move, which will save you time and money.

Our team will also offer any relevant advice and helpful information and be here to discuss your relocation at any time. This includes everything from packing tips to storage ideas. Plus, you can phone or email us at any point during your move. We’re here to take some of the burdens off your shoulders as you prepare for your upcoming relocation.

How to Create a Moving Checklist –

As you begin to put together your big move, you’ll soon notice how easy it can be to lose focus. Moving can be a stressful experience with some pitfalls to avoid along the way. You’ll likely have lots of other things to juggle at the same time. This is where we forget the odd task, which then causes issues or delays.

The best way to maintain a steady approach is to create and use a moving checklist. This will act as your guide as you navigate the challenge of moving to a new house. It includes every task in full detail, a set of completion targets and contact information where relevant. Think of this list as the framework that supports your move.

Start by listing every single task you can think of and continue to add any that crop up. You can then put them into categories of importance. From here, consider other practical issues like self storage if there are periods where you need to store your possessions. Then you’ll be able to see how your entire relocation will look as a whole.

You can read an example of a moving checklist here to see what typically goes into one. Our suggestion is to use it as a template and add anything specific to your situation. After you complete a task, cross it off and move onto the next step. There’s always something you can do, so start today and get the ball rolling.

Counting the Days and Setting Goals –

With that last point in mind, let’s make the first task setting goals and deadlines. If you know what the moving date is, calculate the days and weeks until the relocation. You can do this by using a blank calendar template, then work backwards from the big moving day until today’s date. This calendar will be perfect for working out a timeline.

Now you have the exact number of days and weeks until the relocation. Using your moving checklist, it’s time to set some finish dates. It’s a good idea to get some quotes for any services, so mark this as another action point for this week. You can start by contacting Instore to get quotes for storage and removal packages.

One of the many benefits of working with Instore Storage is you will be able to tick something off the list. And the good news is, we’re happy to assist with the planning and preparation side of things. We can offer advice on a variety of subjects, in addition to making referrals to other service providers. You might even delegate some action points to us, such as packing and transporting items to storage.

Having an overall sense of timings is an essential part of a successful relocation. You’ll always know how far away the relocating day is. Then you can plan things around this information, recalculating and moving duties around if something becomes more urgent. And best of all you’ll never miss an important task or deadline.

Break Bigger Tasks into Smaller Ones –

One of the things people often say about moving is how overwhelming it can seem. You have so much to do, as well as fitting in family life after you arrive home from work. All of a sudden, a move feels like you’re climbing a mountain. But it doesn’t need to be so daunting, especially when there’s a savvy way of tackling more significant tasks.

There’s a trick we like to share with our customers, which makes things so much easier. Take each larger task and break it into smaller pieces. From here, you can tackle each item on your moving checklist in more manageable segments. This makes things more straightforward, and you get the sense of momentum by clearing an item from the checklist.

Let’s use the example of packing. This is the one thing most people loathe, and for a good reason. It’s the chore to end all chores and takes much longer when you begin. Then there’s the issue of full boxes and containers getting in your way as you try to move onto the next room.

Now to split the larger task up:

  • Buy new boxes and containers.
  • Contact Instore to price storage.
  • Declutter and get rid of excess belongings.
  • Download a home inventory app.
  • Book Instore to collect items and store.
  • Contact Instore to book relocation.

By taking these steps, you’ll make the packing side of your move much easier. And wherever we can, the Instore Storage team can take over the packing duties. This is especially handy if you’re moving things to a storage unit, as you’ll create space as you pack.

Decluttering and Using Self Storage –

While you’re preparing for your upcoming relocation, it’s essential to create space and get rid of clutter. The best way to do this is to undertake a deep clean and declutter of your house or apartment. This will prevent you from taking any unnecessary items with you when you move. You’ll also find it easier to pack up and organise your relocation.

Declutter each room separately, which includes your gardens, the garage, and the loft. You can catalogue everything as you complete a room with a home inventory app. It might even be a good idea to start packing some things away for the move if you don’t need them. Many of Instore’s removals customers rent a storage unit to move packed boxes out of their property.

By renting a self storage unit from us, you’ll be able to move your full boxes and containers entirely out of the way. This avoids the slog of carrying objects between rooms, saving you time, and wasted effort. Furthermore, your possessions will be safe within our secure facility, with CCTV and a top-notch alarm system.

Instore Storage’s packages are the most affordable in Dorset, and we couple this with an excellent calibre of service delivery. Our packages are flexible, and we go out of our way to accommodate people’s requirements. There’s no minimum contract period – just store for the duration of your move if that’s all you need. People often retain their storage units afterwards because of the convenience and additional space it offers.

Booking a Reliable Removals Company –

Moving is more than just a hassle – people often struggle to balance things like work and family time while organising everything. One place many people find themselves scratching their head is how to start the process. Even after creating a moving checklist, the sheer number of tasks to complete can seem overwhelming.

That’s why it’s important to book your storage and removal services from a reliable company. Businesses with a consistent string of four-to-five stars on Google Reviews and Trustpilot will likely have good customer service. This is crucial for anyone looking for a removal and storage provider who cares about their customers.

By choosing Instore Storage, you’ll always find someone to talk with, and we respond to emails timeously. For more complicated jobs, we’ll assign a lead person with who you’ll have direct contact. Our team will guide you through the moving process, from start to finish. You’ll enjoy an unbeatable standard of customer service, a broad selection of packages, and everyone receives a free, no-obligation quote.

Instore Storage – Helping you Prepare to Move –

It’s no secret that moving is a challenging process, even for people who have done it plenty of times. There are lots of separate things to manage while life continually gets in the way. That’s where a reputable removals and storage company becomes a lifesaver. You can delegate tasks and tick off lots of things from your checklist just by booking with Instore.

Instore Storage has a range of storage and removals options available, and it pays off being able to link the two services. Our prices are affordable, and customer service is a priority. You have the additional assurance of quality, and we’re a member of the Master Removers Group, an elite network of storage and removals providers. It all adds up to a stress-free move where you have constant support.

If you’re moving home to or from Dorset this year and you need some tips and pointers, please contact us today. In addition to our excellent selection of services, we’ll supply you with any relevant information to make your relocation a success.