How would you feel if you arrive your new home and realized you’ve left one of your most valuable items in your previous home?
Moving is not cheap. So when you spend a huge amount of money to move your home and later realized you’ve left some items behind, it could leave a sour taste in your mouth.
But you can avoid such a scenario when you’re moving. All you have to do is create a list of the most frequently forgotten items during a move. I’ve listed 10 of these most frequently forgotten items during a move. I think some of these items or even all, should end up in your list.
Most Frequently Forgotten Items During A Move
Let’s see what item should be on your list:
#1. Items with cleaners, fixers, and rented items
Don’t forget to collect any of your items you dropped off with cleaners or for repairs. Items such as clothes, shoes, watches etc. are easily forgotten. Don’t forget to return movie rentals, library books, or any other items you must have checked out. These are some of the most frequently forgotten items during a move.
#2. Old Phone Numbers
Don’t forget to pack your phone books as you move. It’s easy to assume that you’ll remember all the phone numbers you call all the time. But if you leave your existing phone numbers behind, you may end up spending a small fortune on directory assistance charges to tie up loose ends or contact old friends.
Before you move, make sure you obtain medical records of you and your family. Also, obtain any dental and immunization/vaccine data, and any veterinary record for your pet. In some instances a notarized letter is necessitated before you can receive an official documentation.
You should consider contacting the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to figure out your new state’s needs. Also, you should consider transferring present prescriptions to a drugstore in your new town. If you’re a parent, make sure you obtain your child’s permanent school records. School records are often a part of the prerequisite for registering your child in a new school. Records are some of the most frequently forgotten items during a move.
#4. Don’t Lose Your New Address
Make sure you keep your new address close to you in your purse or pocket. In the bustle of getting set for a move, you might easily lose your new address. And your new address is crucial information if you intend to forward mails, credit card bills, periodicals, and to maintain contact with close friends, colleagues and family.
#5. Hidden Treasure
Don’t forget any of your hidden treasures anywhere around the house even if they are buried. All jewelries and any other valuable fragile items should be packed and moved with you in your vehicle and not in the mover’s truck. Hidden treasures are among the most frequently forgotten items during a move.
#6. New Bank Account
Consider opening a new bank account in the town of your new home about a month before your move. It will allow you have instant access to funds when you move in. It’s well worth it to have some cash at hands for unexpected expenses. In some cases some retailers may turn down cash “out-of-town” checks.
You can either make arrangements in advance for a cleaning service to handle your cleaning or leave out your cleaning supplies for the last once-over before you move out for good. Consider using up previously purchased cleaning products in order to reduce the number of things you’ll take along with you.
#8. Transporting Your Pet
Don’t wait till the final minute to figure out how to move your pet. Plan ahead and arrange for your pet to be moved. You may be disappointed if you wait till the final moment and forced to leave your pet behind with friends or neighbors. Nobody can care for your pet the way you do. As funny as it seems, pets are among the most frequently forgotten items during a move.
#9. Spare Keys
Don’t forget to collect all your spare house keys. Collect the ones given to neighbors, friends, family members or colleagues. Gather all your key sets before you relocate. Spare keys are among the most frequently forgotten items during a move.
#10. Garage Door Opener
Don’t forget to take the electric garage door opener out of your automobile before moving. Make sure you don’t forget to leave the opener behind for the new residents. Garage door openers are among the most frequently forgotten items during a move.
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