It takes a lot of time, initiative, motivation and money to move. The planning alone can devolve into a part-time job. But all that work should result in a moving day that’s as stress-free and seamless as possible, which all comes from having a fully fleshed-out moving day itinerary. Knowing exactly what to do and when to do it will take all the guesswork out of the day.
Here’s a list of the most important tasks you should plan for on the big day:
Keep All Your Essential Papers in One Place
There’s nothing worse than stepping into your new house not knowing where the deed or utility paperwork are located. Make sure to keep track of all of your important documents in one place, particularly your IDs and bank information, since that exposes you to identity theft.
Make it Easy on the Next Resident
Gather up the keys, remotes, security codes, and any appliance manuals the next resident(s) may need. Make sure to leave them in a good spot, such as a kitchen counter, so they know right where to find them.
Even if you have movers and are not carrying the heavy boxes, you’ll be hustling around taking care of last minute details. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothing you don’t mind breaking a sweat in; Sneakers, jeans and a sweatshirt are ideal.
Leave Nothing Behind
Imagine getting to you new place, only to find your favorite wine opener missing. Make it easy on yourself, and do a sweep of your empty apartment or house. That’s right — all the rooms. And the closets.
Monitor Your Transportation
Make sure your car is in tip-top shape and gassed up before you leave. If you’re moving yourself, have all the truck rental paperwork with your important documents, and confirm the pick up appointment ahead of time.
Make Sure to Eat
You can’t do all this on an empty stomach! Have a healthy breakfast of cereal, some fruit, and coffee/water before you even think of picking up a moving box. Trust us, you’ll thank us for this one.
Monitor the Skies
Keep an eye on the weather report. Heavy rain, snow or extreme heat will present new and different challenges when you’re moving. Knowing what may lie ahead and having a plan to deal with it will keep the day running smoothly.
With these tips, you should be in better shape come moving day! Here’s to a seamless move!