Moving Day is stressful but with these 11 easy to follow tips the process can be a smooth one. These moving day tips are provided as a courtesy by Anita Clark Realtor LLC with Coldwell Banker SSK in Warner Robins GA.
Moving Day…Are YOU Ready?
It is Moving Day! Four words that suddenly have you all tied up in knots. Did we
take care of THAT? Is IT resolved? Are THEY on their way? WHO is
You have been prepping for this day and are
still not prepared as you would like. Rest
assured, it is a day filled with adventure,
stress, excitement, sorrow, apprehension, and
a host of other emotions. Luckily you only
have 1,001 things to do, right?!
Here are 11 simple tips to help you minimize
the stressors so you can focus on the
1. When possible and practical, hire professional movers. They do this for a
living so let them. Your back, legs, and mind will thank you.
2. Clearly label boxes and tag furniture. Putting things away at the new house is
tough enough without having to relocate boxes or search for items.
3. Keep the kids and pets preoccupied. They want to help but the last thing you
want is a child getting injured because they are in the way. This is a good day to
let them stay with a friend or visit a relative.
4. Enlist the help of friends/family (if
moving yourself) – The more help you have
the quicker the move will be.
5. If you have hired out, be present for the
pickup and delivery. Check the mover’s
inventory sheets, ensuring all items are
accounted for. If possible, give the mover a
pre-inventory list with serial numbers, make,
and model of your key possessions.
6. Coordinate with the neighbors. It is a courtesy and you will need space for the
moving truck(s) or friends/family vehicles. Most neighbors are happy to oblige so
give them a heads-up to keep tensions at a minimum.
7. Start/stop all essential services such as mail, utilities, and insurance.
8. Provide refreshments. Water, snacks,
lunch, etc. are always appreciated.
9. Either hand-carry or send valuables via
registered/insured mail services.
10. Prepare a must-have kit for the new
home. Items such as alarm clocks, box
cutters, change of clothes, pain relievers,
snacks, disposable dishware, extension
cords/batteries, linens, medications, basic
tools, cleaning supplies/trash bags, pet food,
toilet paper, work gloves, and toys for the
kids should be handy.
11. Do a last minute walkthrough to ensure you have not left anything behind.
Lock the doors and windows, turn off thermostat/lights (if applicable), and clean if
Moving is stressful but with a little organization and preparation you can make it a
fun experience for the family. So, which box is the television remote in again?
Moving Day…Are YOU Ready?