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
Get a head start on the day by setting your alarm early. Resist the urge to hit the snooze button and make yourself or go to your favorite morning spot for a high-calorie breakfast. Getting an early start with a full stomach will give you the hours of energy you need to get yourself ready for a full day of moving. If you are moving in the summertime, you will want to wake up early to avoid the hot afternoon sun. Taking advantage of the milder morning hour temperatures will be important for moving your extra-heavy belongings.
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
A moving essentials bag is a small duffle, box, or suitcase you pack with anything you may need on moving day and a couple of days after. You should include any crucial documents (birth certificates, tax documents, social security cards, etc.) and any valuables you don’t want to put on the moving truck. Additionally, include toiletries, medications, pet food, and extra clothing. Put it in your car or another designated place where you can ensure it won’t end up on the moving truck.
Charge your Phone
Remember to charge your phone the night before moving day. That way, you have a fully charged phone when you wake up. Also, pack your phone charger in your moving essentials bag the following day. So, if you drain the battery while listening to music or a podcast on moving day, you can quickly charge it.
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.
Do a Final Walkthrough
After you have your belongings on the moving truck, do one last walkthrough to ensure you didn’t miss anything. Check all the cabinets and closets to ensure everything you plan to take is packed up and ready to go.
Also, with everything in the moving truck, this is a good time to do basic cleaning. A broom and dustpan to quickly sweep up the floor. Additionally, have a container of cleaning wipes to wipe down the countertops and other surfaces one last time. Don’t forget to turn off all the lights, the furnace, and the air conditioner. Lock the windows and leave behind the keys and garage door openers.
Essential Moving Day Tips | Conclusion
Moving day is always a challenge. It is impossible to anticipate everything that can happen, but following our advice can at least reduce your stress on moving day. Check out our additional moving tips for everything you need to know to help reduce moving day stress.
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