Your big move is just a few weeks away. How prepared are you for what is likely to be a stressful day? With the countdown ticking away, no doubt your stress levels are rising. Unless you start planning as soon as possible, you could find yourself in serious trouble with the management and logistics of the move.
By now, you’ve hopefully taken care of the essentials, including:
- Emailing and calling friends and family about the change of address
- Notified credit card companies and banks and any other important services about your new address
- Dealt with any subscriptions that need changing
- Collected medical records if you’re going to be moving long distance
- Bought packing materials
- Started throwing away anything you won’t be taking with you
- Booked a moving company (ask about our removal services in Northampton!)
If you’ve not gotten to a task on the above list, try and do it right away because soon you’ll have to deal with new tasks closer to moving day. Once that list is sorted out, you can start focusing on the job of packing.
Start with Small Things and go Room by Room
The secret to efficient packing is to organise everything in a set order. Things that don’t get used regularly, like extra linen, DVDs, books, and blankets can go into the boxes first. Do this in every room, and be sure to correctly and clearly mark your boxes as you seal them. It also helps to create a master list so you don’t forget anything. The list is also great during unpacking as you’ll know exactly what is in each and every box.
Once you have dealt with the first part of packing, you can move your focus to other important things that need doing before moving day.
Get the Mandatory Things Done
If you have been renting, you will need to tell your landlord what your moving date is and close up any pending transactions and accounts associated with the rental, like utilities. If the lease agreement has a notice period, be sure to notify the landlord well in advance to avoid paying extra rent. An email or written notice is best so that you both have proof of the notice if needed.
Pets and Kids’ Safety
Managing pets and kids on the day of a move can be a stressful chaos. Your attention and presence are going to be demanded and stretched by movers for plenty of reasons, leaving you with little time for the pets and children. Beat this problem by getting a reliable person to look after them so you can focus on the moving company.
Keep your pets and children away from the moving action since the constant hustle and bustle of people and furniture can be dangerous and very daunting for them. Confirm the presence of someone you trust well before moving date to avoid later stress.
Get the Packaging Essentials
Do you need to buy packing materials for the move? Determine how many boxes and what sizes you will need as well as other moving supplies. You don’t want to be running around at the 11th hour and adding to your stress levels. Jot down a list of items you will need to make packing efficient so you can get them all in one go and avoid multiple trips to the supply store.
Be Prepared on the Day
Once have decided to choose Reads Removals today as your moving company, be sure to do the steps outlined above. The movers are going to require some instruction from you. Before the truck pulls off, make sure nothing gets left behind.
Try to be at your new home when the movers arrive. You will be supervising the unloading to make sure everything is put where you want it to be. After everything has been moved, you can then reward yourself and your movers a light snack or even dinner to celebrate a successful move.
*This post is contributed by Mediabuzzer*