What to Include in Your Plan when Moving Home

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The key to doing anything well is to plan; Moving home is no exception. Planning properly will prevent you from wasting time and energy on your move. Moving is enough work already without having extra work on top of everything. This is your guide to everything that you should put into your plan when you move home.

Every task

Your plan should include every task that needs doing before you move. Packing, in particular, should be broken up to specify the areas or items that need packing. This is done because you will want to pack in a particular order. Your belongings should be packed based on how often something is used. If you know that you will still need something before the move, packing it will just create more work for you. You don't want to have to go through boxes every time you need something. Ensure that your plan also includes all administrative tasks such as hiring a moving company or organising utilities for the new home.

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Timeframe

Your plan should also include a timeframe of when each task should be done and how long it should take. You are not going to get the times exactly right, but you should be able to make a rough estimate for most things. The better you are at estimating how long it will take to do something, the better your plan will be. If you have any doubts, it is always better to overestimate than to underestimate. You don't want to fall behind schedule as this can cause stress and a lack of motivation. As each task is done, you will want to mark it, this will let you see if anything has been missed.

Division of labour

If multiple people in your household are moving with you, your plan must include who will do each task. How effectively you divide the work will in large part decide how long the process will take. When dividing tasks, you will want to give people things that they are good at. In addition to this, you should also take peoples preferences into account where possible. The better that someone is at a task and the more they enjoy it, the faster they will finish it.

You also need to consider how much work you are giving to each person. Ideally, this will be done with peoples schedules and individual capabilities in mind. If someone is constantly busy, it doesn't make sense to give them the same amount of work as someone with a lot of free time. Similarly, if you have children or elderly people in your household, you must be aware that they won't be capable of the same workload as an able-bodied adult.

Giving a person too much or too little work will slow down the whole process; You will get the same result when giving people tasks that they are ill-suited for.

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