Moving Countdown Part 4: The Week Before

Real Estate Sales Representative with Capstone Washington Real Estate, LLC

We started this series with tips for 6-8 weeks before moving. Now we're up to the week before the big day! Here are some ideas to make it less stressful:

  • Tie up those loose ends! Make sure you've returned movie rentals, library books, and items borrowed from friends and neighbors. Review moving tips from previous posts to make sure you haven't missed anything.
  • Confirm your travel arrangements. Pack suitcases and check airline and hotel reservations. Keep plans as flexible as possible to accomodate last minute changes.
  • At least one day before your move, empty, defrost, and clean your fridge and freezer. If necessary, clean your stove and any other major appliances you'll be moving. Prepare them for the move: remove loose parts such as shelves and drawers and tape the doors shut.
  • Prepare a "First Night Survival Kit". Have clothes and toiletries for each family member as well as snacks, games, and books. Allow children to keep any "special" blankets, stuffed animals, or other favorite items. This will go a long way in helping them feel comfortable during the transition.

Our next post will cover *dah-dah-daaaaahh* MOVING DAY!

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Rob Lang
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What a great idea about a first night survival kit!  That way you won't have to dig through everything when you get there.

May 03, 2010 08:43 AM #1
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