Moving day should be an exciting one where you step right into your next adventure. However, there’s a lot to remember and the idea of moving can be pretty overwhelming. To help you, the ideas below should make the day a breeze. Take a look and see what you can do to make this a much easier task:
Don’t Panic About Doing The Hard Stuff Yourself – Hire Somebody:
Stop panicking about doing the hard stuff yourself. You shouldn’t have to do it alone. Contacting a service like Burnett’s Moving Services will take a literal weight off of your shoulders and give you the help you need. You may also want to ask family members and friends for help.
Donate Items That You No Longer Use Or Want:
Don’t take absolutely everything with you on moving day. There are likely some items that you can donate as you no longer use them. If you haven’t used something for six months or more, chances are, you won’t use them again.
Organize Your Boxes:
Remember, don’t make one box too heavy or an innocent helper or removal expert could end up dropping all of your things when the bottom opens up. Make sure your boxes are a fair weight and that you have organized them well. For instance, you should label each box, not just with the room but what’s inside of it. This will help you if you need to grab something quickly.
Create A To-do List In Advance:
Your moving preparations should start months, or at least weeks ahead to ensure that you don’t forget anything. Make to-do lists so that you can stay on top of everything. You’ll need to make sure you do the following things:
- Inform your utility suppliers of your move.
- Redirect mail to your new address.
- Inform neighbors that you’re moving.
- Look for a new school if you have kids.
- Prepare your pets for the move.
- Use up all of the food in the house.
- Hire the necessary services and ensure they are available on the day.
Try Not To Have Kids and Pets There On Moving Day:
Kids and pets can slow you down on moving day, especially if they are feeling stressed about the whole thing. See if you can find a sitter if you’re not moving too far away and let the adults handle the rest.
Get Smart As You Pack:
You can get smart as you pack, for example, wrapping up your dishes and other breakable items with clothing, socks, towels, and t-shirts to cushion any impact. You can also leave your drawers intact and simply wrap them up with plastic to keep the content’s safe. Try filling up things like hampers, laundry baskets, and storage bins with clothes and other items to double their use up.
Pack An Emergency Box For Each Family Member:
Pack an emergency box for each member of the family, including things like a drink, snack, charger, book, toy, and anything else they may need when they are making their way to or have arrived at the new place. You’ll minimize tantrums and keep everybody happy!
Good luck on your move!
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