March 15, 2021
How to Be Prepared for Moving Day
When you are pulling out of your driveway on moving day, you don’t want to suddenly remember that you left food in the fridge or packed away your medications in the moving truck. It can be hard to keep track of what you need to do to prepare for the big day, so we are here to help. Here is a list of seven things you should do to be prepared on moving day.
Set aside your essentials.
When you arrive at your new home, you probably will not be eager to start digging through boxes for your essential items. Mark and set aside the boxes that hold items you will need right away, and keep an overnight bag with you that includes items like your toiletries, medications, chargers, pajamas, and a change of clothes. If you are moving long-distance, this is a particularly important step, so make sure you and all of your family members have overnight bags packed and easily accessible.
Make alternate plans for prohibited items.
Moving companies cannot move perishables, such as produce and plants, or hazardous materials, such as fertilizers and cleaning solvents. Plan in advance for what you will do with these items and double-check to be sure no prohibited were accidentally packed with the rest of your belongings. Also, on the day of your move, make sure you have cleared your fridge and freezer, disposing of any food or making arrangements to transport it in your own vehicle.
Take important items with you.
We recommend that you also keep any items of personal importance or sentimental value in your possession during the move. This can include items such as cash and checkbooks, financial paperwork, and school and medical records.
Book a babysitter and pet sitter.
When the movers are transporting your belongings back-and-forth, you may not want young kids or furry friends running around. Find a sitter which will allow them to stay safe and you to stay focused on any last minute tasks. Once everything is loaded into the truck, have them meet you back at the house so that you can all say goodbye to the home together.
Plan meals your first couple days in your new home.
To make the transition into your new home as easy as possible, think ahead about what you will eat for the first day or two. After a long day of moving, you may not be ready to start figuring out how to cook in your new kitchen. By preparing meals in advance or scheduling meal deliveries, you can give yourself a break from the kitchen until you get settled.
Write a to-do list of last minute tasks.
If you are saving any tasks for moving day, make a to-do list of those tasks and keep the list in a visible location. Need to clear out the fridge? Load all of your essential boxes into your car? Drop the kids off at the sitter’s house? Write down these tasks as you think of them during the week leading up to moving day so you are not scrambling on the day of. Cross tasks off as you complete them, and by the time you have finished the list, you will have avoided the nagging feeling that you may be forgetting something.
Clear the way for the movers.
There should be a clear walkway in and out of the house for your movers. If it is winter, shovel your driveway and sidewalk so they are clear of snow. If you live in an apartment complex or home without a driveway, confirm that the moving truck will have access to a close parking space.
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