08 Jun Helpful Tips To Make Moving Day Easy
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Moving into a new home can be a daunting task, especially if you have children or pets who need to be taken care of on the big day. There’s so much to think about, and if you’re even the slightest bit disorganized, the process will become overwhelming.
As HGTV notes, having a good plan will help. But you also need to be aware of how to deal with potential problems as they come up. This will help you minimize your stress levels and keep your head in the game.
Riveter Consulting Group offers top-level coordination services to make the moving process a breeze. You can also utilize the following tips for a smooth and stress-free moving day.
Make lists: packing lists, shopping lists, to-do lists, any kind of list that helps you get on top of things. Start by making a list of all the things you need to get done in the weeks leading up to the move. This might include buying cleaning products, changing your address with the post office, asking a friend to come over and help with the kiddos or pets, having duplicate keys made, and getting all your packing supplies ready. The Spruce recommends sitting down with your spouse or partner so you can both contribute to the list; this way, nothing will get left out and you’ll both know what to expect.
Make copies of all your lists, so everyone in the family is on the same page. Set up a playdate for the kids or pets on the big day so you know they’ll be safe and out of the way. Once you finish something, cross it off the list. This will help you feel accomplished and keep you motivated, even if it’s a small task.
Gather All Your Supplies
Once you’re ready to start packing, it helps to have all your supplies together before you dig in. Stopping to run to the store for packing tape or to go on a hunt for scissors will only add to the stress of moving and prolong the process. Before you start packing, make sure you have several boxes of various sizes, tape, scissors, trash bags, cleaning supplies, and a black marker to write on the outside of the boxes. If you have a paper and pen handy, you can craft packing lists for each box. Taping these packing lists to the outside of boxes will make things much easier to find when you are unpacking.
From talking to your family members about what your needs will be on moving day to communicating with the movers to make sure everyone is on the same page, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open and ensure that nothing gets left out. Style At Home notes that you should communicate with your moving company prior to booking, so they know what the requirements are for the move.
Clean and Purge
Take this opportunity to clean and get rid of anything you don’t use anymore. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t made use of something in six months or more (unless it’s a strictly seasonal item), it’s probably okay to go ahead and toss or donate it. Make piles in each room for items intended for donation, trash, keeping, and selling. You might be able to have a garage sale before the move and make some extra cash. This is a great way to pare down the things you have to pack and move. If any items still have use left in them, you can make a donation to your local Salvation Army.
With a move comes a lot of details, but they don’t have to be overwhelming. Stay as organized as you can and don’t forget to ask for help; no one can do everything themselves.
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