On the day of the move, the excitement will start to settle in and perhaps you’ll even feel a bit of anxieties thinking about leaving your old home behind. The memories you have made in that house will have now taken precedence in a few boxes that are waiting patiently for your Northern Suburb Removalist to pick them up and seat them comfortably in the back of a moving truck. And soon enough you will be standing in an empty apartment, hearing your voice echo with each word. But then you think for a moment about your new home, and all the new memories that you’ll be able to make there and your face brightens.
Moving doesn’t have to be all stressful. In fact, it can be a breeze if you take the necessary steps to accommodate an easy move. Things, however, tend to come together on the day of the move, and the stress is sometimes more than what the mover may be prepared to handle. But there are things that can be done to make your last day in your old home less hectic.
Plan your day from the night before. Know the first things you’ll do when you wake up and the last thing you’ll do when you leave. Having to do list may help greatly in keeping you on tract and minimizing that feeling that you’re forgetting to do something.
Have a good night’s rest, this means get to bed early and also wake up early in the morning. This will give you enough time to get any last minute things done, and you won’t have to be scurrying around when the time for the movers to come is nearing in.
Have your emergency bag ready to go. This should contain all the things you will need for the morning, as a toothbrush, towels, etc. and also the things you will need for your first night in your new home.
Know where your bedding is. This will prevent you from having the rummage through boxes when you want to head to bed in your new home. If you’ve had a hectic day, the last thing that you need has to sleep on a bed without sheets because you just can’t figure out where you packed them.
Know when the movers are coming and have everything set up and ready to be taken out.
Number your boxes. Knowing how many boxes you having will help you to be able to keep track. Especially if there are a lot of people helping with your move, you want to make sure that you have some order within the confusion. What will also be helpful is writing down what is in each numbered box, in a notebook. This way, if something gets misplaced, you’ll know exactly what it is.
Charge your cell phone the night before. Having a phone that is running low on battery will be of no help to you. All the important phone calls will be a lot more difficult to make when you have to continuously stand by an outlet to make them.
Dress appropriately. If you’re going to be helping with the move, which you most likely will, then you’ll need to dress in a manner that allows this. Moving day isn’t a day for high heels or your favourite pair of jeans and t-shirt. Wear something comfortable that you won’t mind getting a bit dirty and sweaty when it comes down to it.
Have a family member come over to keep an eye on the children and watch over the pets while you get all the last minute details together. Moving can be stressful on the children, and it can be even more stressful on the parent when they aren’t able to give their children the attention they are craving. Having someone whom they are comfortable with play with them and keep them occupied will keep them happy even through all the chaos going on around them.
Get as much help as you can from friends and family members. You can always do with a few extra hands, and also, having everyone together one last time in your old home can be very comforting.