Moving Day Tips
8 Essential Moving Day Tips
Moving day can be one of the most stressful days in your life. There are a lot of tasks to check off between deciding to move and successfully executing it. All the planning and packing of your home comes down to one long day of intense labor, especially if you are DIY moving. And the moving day itself can overwhelm even the best of planners, but fortunately, that are ways to make things more manageable. Follow our essential moving day tips for ideas on how to make your moving day run as smoothly and stress-free as possible.
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Make a Moving Day Checklist
Take some time before packing to complete a list of tasks you need to accomplish before moving day. Prioritize each item and cross off tasks you meet as you go so you can see your progress. Also, involve the entire family in creating the checklist and assign everyone tasks to make the moving process easier for you and everyone in your family. Let us help give you a quick start by using our household moving timeline checklist.
Wake Up Early
Wear the Right Clothing
Even if you hired movers to do all the heavy lifting, wear something comfortable on moving day. Avoid clothing that could get caught or snag in something you may be moving. Wear closed-toe shoes with anti-slip soles. Also, check what the weather will be like and dress accordingly. In the summer, wear something breathable and avoid dark colors that absorb heat. Instead, wear whites and neutrals to keep cool on hot summer days. When moving in the winter, dress in layers and have an extra pair of gloves available to keep your hands warm.
Pack a Moving Essentials Bag
Charge your Phone
Have Pre-Arranged Moving Day Plans for Kids and Pets
Moving day can be hectic. It’s essential to make arrangements for your children or pets on moving day. Have friends or family watch your kids and pets so you can focus on the details of your move. Need more information on moving with kids or pets. Check out our moving tip checklists to help ensure you have a smooth moving day.
Welcome the Movers
Whether you’ve hired professional movers or have enlisted your friends and family to help you, be sure to greet them when they arrive at your home. Provide them with any information you feel is important about your belongings. And discuss any concerns you may have about the moving process.
Place your essentials bag in the vehicle or a designated area in your home. Make sure to let the movers know not to pack those items on the moving truck. Also, ensure you didn’t pack any items your moving company cannot transport. Here is a list of restricted items Lile cannot transport.