It’s finally here, your big day! Follow these five simple tips, and by the end of the day, you’ll be set up in your new home without a single hair out of place. Relocating can be one of the most stressful times, but with a professional moving company and a good, solid plan it doesn’t need to be.
1. Prepare a Checklist Ahead of Time
When it comes to moving, organization and coordination are essential. Avoid unexpected fees and running around disorganized by creating a schedule that you can follow through moving day. Start planning your move 6-8 weeks in advance.
2. Pack a Survival Kit
You don’t want to be scrummaging around boxes looking for some of the essential items you will need on your first night in your new home. Pack a survival kit ahead of time so that your necessary items are close at hand. Be sure to include:
- toiletries and toilet paper
- tea, coffee, and wine with glasses (you can celebrate with the wine later)
- phone chargers
- cleaning supplies
- bed linens
- paper plate, cups, utensils
- trash bags
- hand soap with paper towels
3. Learn Packing Hacks
Everything from travel hacks to shopping voucher hacks are all the craze, so it’s not surprising that there are even moving day hacks. Clever little ideas such as using toilet rolls to wrap your electrical cords around as well as rolling clothes to save space. Other ideas include taking photos of how your electronics are set up in your current home, so that configuration at the new home is a breeze, and use zip lock bags to hold crucial small hardware like screws and bolts.
There are many other packing hacks online, so get crafty with your packing.
4. Prepare Your New Home Ahead of Time
If possible, do a deep clean of your new home ahead of your move-in date, cleaning floors, windows, as well as the inside of cabinets and closets. It will make move-in and unpacking that much easier. Take care of any prep work for your new home before the boxes arrive as well. It’s easier to paint walls, resurface floors, and install new fixtures if you’re not in the middle of unpacking.
5. Take Care of Yourself
Your move should be the start of your new life, and we wouldn’t want you to start this exciting new chapter stressed to the max. So, be sure to stay positive and take care of yourself.
During the moving process make time for meditating or exercising. Consider unplugging for a little bit each day reading a book or magazine or taking a walk. For some people listening to music is a huge stress-buster, so play your favorite music to unwind or while packing.
Start your New Chapter Stress-Free
Naturally, the moving process is busy and eventful. There are many things to consider and many more situations that may arise, but remember, you can reach out for assistance to make your move smoother. Enlist family and friends or contact us for help with your move.