It is no secret that moving is one of the most stressing moments in life, just behind divorce and death. With moving comes endless details that need to thought about as you pack up one home and move to the other.
Tons of articles provide tips on how to move stress-free – how you need to prepare, staying organized, packing tips, moving tips, etcetera. However, there isn’t much information about what you should do during the move. Despite the preparation and planning you put into home moving, there’s still much that can happen on the D-day.
We have witnessed several moves in our day, and from our experience, we have come up with several useful tips that can help ensure your moving day ends without any hitches.
Have Cash and Snacks Handy
When belongings are being packed and moved from the house, you’ll no longer be able to enjoy the convenience of grabbing a snack from your kitchen. Therefore, consider having snack bags ready to hold you (and your family) through the moving day. It is also advisable that you carry extra cash on you for when you want to order some takeout or grab water.
Ensure Your Home Is Protected
Even though you are leaving your current home for the new one, you still do not want it getting any unnecessary damages; especially if you are planning on selling it. Consider using floor runners to protect areas of your floor that will experience high traffic as movers move in and out and use padding to protect door frames and walls from furniture as it is being moved. Get in touch with your mover beforehand and found out if they supply these supplies and if they prepare homes before the move.
If You Have Children Involve Them
A lot of people with kids tend to forget that moving day can be tough for them too. If you have children, make sure that you involve them and keep them busy by giving them simple tasks to boost their morale and spirits. This will help keep them out of the way of your movers. Click here for more on moving with kids.
Keep a Bag of Essentials Ready for The New Home
As all your belongings are being packed in boxes, there is a chance that after a very long day of moving, you will not want to rummage through your things looking for essentials. Consider putting together an essentials bag containing stuff like batteries, chargers, toothbrushes, and things you might need to see you through the day(s) until you unpack. Also, consider packing a bag of toiletries (toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, etc.) and disposable utensils that you can use before you start unpacking.
We hope that your move goes smoothly and without any hiccups. Using these tips and planning and packing ahead of time can work wonders in eliminating needless chaos on D-day.