Gearing up for a Big Move?
The three P’s I am referring to are, in short: paper, pearls and pills. Whether you will have a one or two day cross-town move or a four to five day cross-country move, it will benefit you to have control of items that are critical and vital to you and your family.
Papers: The papers that you will want to keep in your possession are anything having to do with the move – moving company contract, rental agreements, etc., school registration requirements, identification for each family member. With the exception of ID, it is also ok to keep these items digitally. Try using Evernote to take a picture of each document. Evernote will store them by the date and location the picture was taken. Make sure you practice this in advance. When I first tried this, my pictures were not saved because I did not realize I had to make a selection to choose to save them.
Pearls: Whatever jewelry you may have of any value should be kept with you at all times or securely stored in a safe or safety deposit box. Moving time can be confusing; don’t leave your valuables to chance.
Pills: Yes, you plan to be at your new home tomorrow, but then the truck breaks down, your flight gets cancelled, there’s a family emergency in Florida and Aunt Alice needs you to get there right away. Sometimes unexpected things happen. It may not be easy to refill prescription while in transit. Be sure that you when you travel you bring a two-week supply of medications for each person.
Naturally, you can spend time post-move searching boxes for these essential three P’s. I suggest you save yourself the added stress. Make a list now and, when it’s time, start by setting these items aside. You’ll be happy that you did.
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