Moving day is all about getting you out of one house and into the new one – if you’ve hired a company, all you’ll need do is oversee them, or stay out of their way entirely. If you haven’t, its important to have some strong family members and friends on hand to help you shift everything into your van.
Empty one room at a time, and ensure the cupboards (if they are walk in) are also empty – once its done, sweep, mop or vacuum, and do one final pickup then close the door. Make it clear to the others helping you that sealed rooms are finished, so that people aren’t trailing dirt into rooms that are finished and clean before Moving Day.
Moving day itself will probably pass in a blur
Its important to try to savor your final moments in the house you’re leaving. You’ll probably have many memories, good and bad, and full closure on that period in your life is important so that you can move on.
Certain Moving Day-related tasks tend to pile up as soon as the truck arrives. Did you get rid of the last of the trash bags? Get rid of the gunk in the shower that you swore you’d get rid of before leaving? Have you emptied the fridge and freezer?
These minor but important tasks are frequently overlooked while you’re preoccupied with packing, but if you’re not careful, they can leave you scrambling at the last minute. Instead of frantically trying to remember everything you need to do on moving day, keep a running list that outlines everything you’ll need to do.
That way, you can prioritize your time and, if necessary, get up a little earlier to ensure that you have enough time to complete all of your tasks.
You’ll want to keep a couple of boxes, or bags spare and on hand so that you can catch anything that you’ve missed, that’s been knocked into a corner, or essentials that you’ve kept out for the move – the latter should be marked clearly so that you can find them at the other end.
Keeping your kettle, mugs, coffee, tea, toiletries and baby supplies (if you’ve got a small child) separate from your packed belongings might be a good idea, as is keeping any essential work, moving, utility or ID documents in a safe place during your move. The latter will ensure that they don’t accidentally go astray, or are placed somewhere that you can’t find them.
You should take a final meter reading, and where appropriate, shut down any water, electricity or gas supplies if no one is going to be in the house for a few days after you.
Anything you leave behind may be difficult to recover, so go through your house thoroughly and keep an eye out for anything you may have forgotten. Open all of your cabinets and closets (including the very backs of shelves) to ensure that everything you intend to take with you is packed and ready to go.
Now that you know these tips, you will be ready for moving day. Contact us today to get on our schedule.
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