Moving Checklist

checklist for moving to a new placeA good moving checklist should be versatile enough to expand with time. Plans for moving should start as early as two months, save for emergency cases. Split the the checklist into thinks to do 2 months before, a months before and in the last two weeks.

Technology has allowed us to be digital. You can therefore create a digital list and store it on your phone. Keep one checklist exclusively for the moving day. Send a copy to all your family members so that they can acquaint themselves with the plan before the moving day.

Two months Before Shifting

Use this time to browse for multiple service providers and getting the right company. Read online reviews and inquire from friends and neighbors for suggestions. Get at at least five moving companies that you think are good and start asking for moving quotes. You can start by contacting a good removalist company.

Professional movers should be more than ready to answer all your queries. Never pay a quote simply because the suggested rates are similar to your budget. A reputed company should not charge you anything on quotes. Settle for the best company, with the best reviews and rates. You can visit them once to reconfirm your decision.

Planning months earlier enables you to get the best rates possible. Some places charge you extra for booking them in the last minute. Avoid such inconveniences and use the extra cash to buy the moving supplies.

One Month Before

Use this time to explore your closet. Get rid of all the junk items for purposes of saving space and cost. Basically, companies charge based on weight. Change your all your important addresses to avoid missing important mails.

One Week Before

One week before the moving day, start packing goods that are not used frequently. Label all your boxes. The experts should start loading the moment they come in to save time. Every family member should take care of their important documents and personal belongings to avoid loosing or misplacing them.

A Short Introduction To Red Hook

Red Hook is one of Brooklyn’s oldest waterfront communities in which industry and housing have coexisted for over a century. Only minutes by car from downtown Brooklyn, ft is home to some 235 businesses and 11,000 residents who live in Red Hook Houses and in single-family homes along cobblestone paved residential blocks.

         To the outside world Red Hook often evokes images of danger and isolation. There was Matty Rich’s movie Straight Out of Brooklyn about a family in Red Hook Houses caught in the web of drugs and violence. There was the tragic shooting of Patrick Daly, Principal of PS 15, in 1992, that focused national attention on drug-related violence in Red Hook.

         Yet to people who live and work there, Rod Hook is a vital and very tangible community. Red Hook’s human potential, which Patrick Daly saw in the students of PS 15, is its primary resource. Red Hook has the same problems experienced by other Brooklyn communities – problems of poverty, joblessness, crime, drugs and violence. But Red Hook also has many positive assets. There are families that have lived for generations in Red Hook, families whose children went to Red Hook schools and played ball in the parks. Some industries, like the shipyards, have been in Red Hook for over a century, and many businesses lining Van Brunt Street weathered difficult times and held on in hopes of a better future. To many, Red Hook is reminiscent of a small village.

         Red Hook does, however, have serious problems that need to be addressed by public policy. Many of its problems stem from historic factors such as the actual and perceived isolation of Red Hook, the decline of the maritime industry, and the general lack of economic opportunities and services for low-income residents. Red Hook residents often find access to jobs burdensome and costly because Red Hook is in a two-fare zone. Red Hook is filled with vacant lots that are magnets for dumping and open storage. Waste transfer stations have proliferated and are located near the homes of residents. There is no access to the waterfront in a community with historic ties to the maritime industry.

         This plan sets out a vision for a better future in Red Hook that integrates all elements of the Red Hook community. It seeks to promote the development of an economically, socially and physically integrated community. Red Hook residents need employment opportunities, new housing, improved transportation services and a better overall quality of life. Residential and industrial sectors of the community must be developed as part of a coordinated plan that takes maximum advantage of the waterfront as a unique physical asset. Above all, Red Hook’s substantial human assets must be recognized. This plan sets forth a framework for City policy making that acknowledges Red Hook as a valuable asset and not a forgotten liability.