It’s no secret moving is one of the top stressors in life, just behind death and divorce, and with a move comes endless details to think about as you pack one home and move to the next.
There are plenty of tips and articles walking you through how to eliminate stress and prepare prior to your move – the packing tips, staying organized, moving tips, etc. – but what about in the midst of your move? Despite all of the planning and preparation you might put into a home move, when it comes down to the actual move taking place, there is still a lot that can happen during move day.
We’ve seen a few moves in our day and based off this experience, we’ve come up with a few essential tips to ensure the day of your move goes off without a hitch.
Have snacks and cash handy to hold you over
As things are getting moved from your house, the ability to enjoy a snack out of the kitchen quickly goes out the window. Have a snack bag ready to hold you or your family over during the move. We also recommend carrying extra cash on you in case you want to order a pizza for everyone.
Keep your house protected
Even though you’re leaving your house and heading to a new one, you still don’t want to cause any unnecessary damages. Use floor runners to protect any floors where movers might be moving in and out, and use padding to protect walls and door frames as furniture goes through. Ask your local office ahead of time if the movers will supply these materials and prepare your home prior to the move taking place.
If you have kids, get them involved
Often an overlooked aspect of home moving, if you have kids, this can be a tough day for them, too. Make sure to get them involved and keep them engaged by giving them tasks to boost their spirits and help them stay out of the way of the movers. For more tips on moving with kids, click here.
Keep a bag of essentials ready for your new home
With all of your items being packed away in boxes, there’s a chance that after a long day of moving, you won’t want to go through everything at your new home. Put together an essentials bag that features things like toothbrushes, chargers, batteries, and anything else you might need to hold you over until you start unpacking. You might also want to get a bag prepared with toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, etc., before the fun of unpacking begins!
We hope your next move goes smoothly and safely! Using these tips along with proper planning and packing ahead of time can work wonders in eliminating unnecessary chaos on the day of your move.
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