Using a Bullet Journal to Plan Your Move

There are thousands of ways to use a bullet journal to help organize your life. (Curious about the bullet journal system? Check out this blog.) When you’re planning a move, there are countless things to keep track of. You’ve got to-do lists coming out of your ears. During the planning process, you’ll have to make one very important decision: Which moving company should I use?

This choice may seem easy, but there are actually many variables that can make choosing the right moving company a complex process. This is where using your bullet journal can help. While you’re gathering information, you can keep track of your findings in your “BuJo.”

plan move with bullet journal

Moving Options

Can you believe that there was a time, not long ago, where renting moving trucks and trailers wasn’t even an option? Gone are those rustic days. Now, people are faced with a handful of moving options: full service (risky), do-it-yourself moving truck or trailer, portable storage container or moving container.

  • You’ll want to weigh the cost and availability of each service in your bullet journal before deciding on the best option for you.
  • Pick the top two moving truck rental companies in your area and go online or call to get a quote for your move. Make sure you ask about fuel costs, mileage, insurance, and any additional fees or taxes they may charge so you have a solid estimate of what your move is going to cost. If you’re renting a trailer or auto transport, you’ll want to get an estimate for that as well.

Once you have those numbers written down in your bullet journal, you’ll want to evaluate the top to moving container companies. Make sure you’ve picked the right number of containers for your move, ask about storage and delivery costs, and any other fees that may be charged.

Make an Informed Decision

plan move with bullet journalYou should now have four options listed in your bullet journal with each company’s availability. Now, you’ll want to map the distance between pick-up and drop-off locations, if applicable.

This entire process shouldn’t take more than an hour, and in the end, you’ll be able to make a very educated and informed decision about which service and company are right for you.

Once you’ve decided on the right company, make a reservation, confirm the details, and log this information in your bullet journal.

Have you organized a move using your bullet journal? What tips would you give other readers? Share your thoughts below.