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Now that 2021 is here, maybe you’ve decided this is the year to finally complete that home move you’ve been dreaming about – which then leads to this great question: Now what?

If you know there’s a move in your future, try hiring professional movers! Moving day can be chaotic and difficult to tackle on your own, but with the help of professional movers like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, moving day can become a lot less stressful and a lot more enjoyable as we take care of all the hard work and heavy lifting for you!

From packing to finalizing the sale of your home, buying a new home, hiring the movers, and so on – it can be overwhelming. A little bit of planning goes a long way for having a successful moving day, and we’ve come up with a few quick and easy tips for you to follow to eliminate as much stress as possible.

Protect your old house

Even though you’re leaving this home, you’ll still want to leave it in good shape for the next owners. Thankfully, we’re prepared and ready to help with this, as we provide items like floor runners, door jambs, carpet shields, and railing covers to help keep your home protected and avoid damages.

Make sure that when moving day comes, there is a clear path inside and outside for the movers to safely navigate. If you are moving during the winter months in a place where it’s snowy, be sure the sidewalks and driveways are properly shoveled to cut down on time and to improve safety.

Get an essentials bag for your new home

With the process of moving, there’s a solid chance that everything you own is probably packed away and ready for transport. This also means it might not be easy to get to when you arrive at the new home.

Pack a bag of essentials to get you through the first couple of nights when you arrive at your new home that can hold you over until you begin the process of unpacking. Toothbrushes, chargers, batteries, toilet paper – anything like this is a good idea to have handy.

Have food and drinks readily available

Moving day is a lot of, well, moving! Since the fridge is probably cleared out, having a bag of snacks and a cooler with some drinks is always helpful – or maybe you just hop on the phone and order some pizza!

If you have kids, get them involved

While you’re busy taking care of the important details required for your move, it’s crucial not to keep your kids in the dark about the entire process either. It can be a difficult process for them as they are transitioning to a new home and possibly new town or school, so it’s a good idea to make them feel like they are involved in the packing and moving process.

For a few ideas on how to boost morale and even some fun ideas for kids on moving day, click here.

These are just a few simple and easy ideas that you can follow to get ready for moving day. To view more important moving tips, visit our website.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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