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6 Ways to Prepare for Moving Day
The big day has finally arrived and it can be a bittersweet feeling. Moving homes is a huge step that awaits a new chapter in your life and it’s completely normal to be overwhelmed with mix of different feelings. But being prepared is what makes all the difference when it comes to the long awaited moving day. With the right attitude and these six tips, you can definitely tackle your moving day with ease.
1. Pack your essentials and valuables separately
It would be a good idea to pack an overnight bag of extra clothing, toiletries, and your essentials. Considering you might not be able to unpack right away, this serves a great convenience for you to have access to when you get to your new place. You should also pack your valuables separately as well and have them travel with you personally to give you a peace of mind.
2. Keep important documents together
To prevent yourself from being unorganized on moving day, keep a folder of important documents together for easy access. This includes your moving checklist, moving inventory and other moving related contracts. If you have moving accommodations like a flight or hotel reservation, it helps to tickets and confirmation papers handy too.
3. Plan for snacks and drinks
Though this is optional, it keeps everyone happy to have snacks and drinks on hand during a busy move. You can even offer your movers to feel free to help themselves as well. It can be a hectic day and having food and beverages handy will ease the mood a little bit when taking small breaks in between. Think about choosing easy, accessible snacks like energy bars, fresh fruit, and bottled water.
4. Be sure everything is good to go
Before the moving trucks arrive that day, be sure everything is boxed up and ready to go. If needed, disassemble furniture and unplug bigger home appliances like your washer and refrigerator that needs to be moved. Be sure to correctly label boxes and let your movers know if there are any items or boxes that need extra care.
5. Do a final walk through
Once everything is packed in their vehicles, take the time to do a final walk through of your entire home to make sure nothing was left behind. If needed, be sure to leave your home thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
6. Relax, relax, relax!
Although it’s easier said than done, try to keep your cool as much as possible. It’s common to have a whole bunch of emotions running through your head and your checklist of things may seem never ending, but if it helps, take step a back and savor this moment. You should be proud of yourself for making it this far and be happy to venture into this exciting journey to your new home.