The last few weeks have been stressful with so much to do, but most of your things are finally in boxes. You have hired movers to help, and your moving day is quickly approaching. What should you be doing to prepare in these final stages?
Here are some practical tasks to help you prepare and allow your residential moving day to go smoothly.
1. Take Down Pictures
If you still need to remove the pictures from your walls, now is the time. If you’re moving out of a rental home, your lease may require removing nails and screws from the walls and filling the holes with putty. Check your lease agreement.
2. Disassemble Furniture
To prevent damage, you must disassemble most furniture before loading it onto a moving truck. Check with your moving company to see their requirements or if they handle that.
Take a video of yourself as you take apart the furniture, or create notes about how to reassemble it. Put the screws and other small, loose parts into a bag, then tape the bag to one of the larger pieces to keep them together.
3. Confirm Details With the Moving Company
Contact your moving company to confirm the details about your moving day, including the time of their arrival.
4. Arrange for Parking
Ensure that your home’s front door area is fully accessible to the movers so they can park the truck as close as possible. In addition, make sure your new home’s driveway and street are cleared, so the movers can park the moving truck and unload when they arrive. Finally, let your neighbors know about your plans, both at your current home and your new home, so they are not surprised or inconvenienced by the truck and can help by providing appropriate space.
5. Check Your Go Bag
Pack a bag of essential items to keep accessible throughout your relocation. Your bag should include pajamas, toiletries, and a change of clothes. Go through your bag again to ensure you have everything packed inside.
6. Finish Packing Your Boxes
If your move does not include packing services by professional movers, ensure you have packed up all of your belongings before they arrive. As you pack, label each box with the appropriate room to which it should go in your new house. Not only will this make it easy for your movers to figure out what goes where, but it will also make the unpacking process easier for you.
If you are renting, your rental agreement may require cleaning your home before vacating the premises. Now that you have the boxes packed, this is the ideal time to clean the home. Clean each room thoroughly to help you get back your security deposit.
8. Take Pictures Of Your Home
Take pictures of the finished rooms showing the condition in which you left your home. This is beneficial if you have a rental agreement that requires you to leave your home in a specific condition.
9. Focus on Wellness
Eat well and get ample sleep leading up to the big day. Taking care of yourself and your family before you embark on a household move is essential.
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