You’re getting ready to move and starting to feel overwhelmed with all your “to-do” lists. No need to panic! We’ve created some guidelines to help our customers make any moving day as stress-free as possible.
One approach that works well is to empty a closet a couple weeks before the move and place items you know you will need on moving day into that space. It’s great to leave your current place looking good, so cleaning supplies are a must, and you don’t want to be hunting around for them. You’ll want a broom, dustpan, mop, your vacuum, some sort of all-purpose cleaning and cleaning rags and towels. Put cleaning items and towels in a large bucket or plastic bin with a lid to keep them separate from your other stuff.
In your new place, have bathroom tissue ready for each bathroom, along with hand soap and towels.
Remember to also pack easy to serve snacks, water bottles, a first aid kit, facial tissues and toys such a colouring books and crayons for the little ones.
Basic kitchen items will be handy too, such as dish detergent, a sponge, plastic garbage bags, paper towels, paper plates and cups, a kettle and maybe a cooler.
Remember a note pad, pen, scissors and pertinent phone numbers you may need such as utility companies (for both ends of the move), family members, real estate agent, lawyer and cable company.
You’ll also need basic tool for putting all your furniture back together after the movers have delivered them to your new home.
Think about the first twenty four hours in your new place. You’ll need linens, soap, alarm clocks, a change of clothes, phone chargers, important papers and money.
Be sure that your survival items are packed into the moving van last, or transported in your vehicle with you. When you arrive, you’ll be fully prepared to begin life in your new home.