When creating a checklist for moving, many people concentrate all of their moving planner efforts in the weeks and days running up to the move. However, there are some important tasks you need to complete before your movers arrive on moving day. Fortunately, you can benefit from Moving You expert advice and guidance.
While it may be almost impossible to schedule cleaning your whole home on moving day if you have been careful with your moving planning you should still be able to accomplish this before the movers arrive. As you are packing up boxes, try to keep one or two areas designated for your belongings. This will clear some rooms in the days before your move, so they can be cleaned in advance. Planning in advance will not only help to keep things neat and tidy but can eliminate that last minute rush of finding additional items that need to be packed.
The day before your movers arrive, you will need to defrost your refrigerator and freezer, so you need to consider what meals can be made in the week before the move. Ideally, try to use up meals from the freezer and any perishables from your refrigerator. This may mean eating a few leftover meals, but it will save you from wasting money on throwing away good food. You will also need to consider what you will eat on moving day. Children, in particular, can start getting cranky during the chaos of a move, when they are hungry. So, it is a good idea to plan for snacks and meals that are easy to eat and don’t require much kitchen equipment. Have a cooler box in your car filled with sandwiches and treats to keep everyone energized.
Every moving expert talks about an essentials box and the Moving You team is no different. An essentials box will be unique to your family, but it should contain everything you will need immediately after a move. Think about whether you need a change of clothing, any medications or other necessities. It is also a good idea to keep jewelry, important paperwork and other valuable items in your essentials box, as it will be kept with you during the move.
Finally, as the movers are due to arrive, you need to protect your flooring. The moving team will be in and out of your house taking items to the truck, which can create problems for flooring, particularly in inclement weather. You will need to ensure that the flooring is safely protected without creating a trip hazard. If you are unsure about protecting carpets or other flooring during the move, speak to your moving team.
If you need assistance creating your moving checklist, you should speak to the Moving You team. We have lots of industry experience and can advise you on all aspects of developing a moving planner. We can also assess your needs and connect you with the best movers in the industry to minimize the stress of your move.