9 Moving Day Tips to Keep You Sane!

Reblogger Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

As we enter into a New Year in Waukesha County Real Estate we are getting ready to help our sellers get their homes sold. If it is Waukesha County Lake Homes or any real estate in Waukesha County Wisconsin we help our buyers get to the closing table and wish them well in their new home. I would like to think out transaction may end with a handshake but our job is truly making sure both our sellers and buyers had a very smooth journey to their closing and it extends past the closing table. This blog stood out when I read it and  thought to myself "Tom Braatz, that Kathy Streib makes a lot of good points and sound advice to help our buyers."  I thought I would repost this if it can help any buyer that may not have seen it the first time around. Whether you are in Waukesha County Wisconsin or anywhere in the United States I hope Kathy's tips can be of help. Thank you Kathy Streib for being a great home stager in Florida and thank you for your great blog post, and the good tips.

Original content by Kathy Streib

9 Moving Day Tips to Keep You Sane!

If you’ve followed my previous Moving Tips posts then you’ve already edited what you have, 9 moving day tipsdecided what’s going and hired a professional mover.

However, you’re job is not done yet.  When moving day arrives, you want to make sure that you’re ready!

Here are 9  Moving Day Tips that can help keep you sane!

1.Try not to do this all on your own.

In my many moves, my husband had to go ahead of me to our new destination because of work.  Don’t try to do this alone! Whatever your situation, enlist a relative or good friend to be there with you.
 

When the movers arrive, things will go very quickly.  You’ll want someone there as an extra pair of eyes and hands.

You may even enlist them to make a lunch run for everyone!

It’s the same when the movers arrive at your new home and begin unloading... it’s like a circus. As items arrive, you’ll need to check them off of the inventory and inspect them as they come into the house.

2. Unless you planned on staying somewhere else the night before you move, you’ll have last minute items to be packed. Movers should leave you a box that is set up and empty.  All you need to do is place your bed linens, etc in there and they’ll tape it up.  Make sure it’s clearly marked.  

3.Have a “Last on/First Off” box.

This is the last box that is placed on the moving truck but will be the first one you’ll want off.  

~Note-even if you’re just moving across town, you’ll still want to be able to get your hands on these items quickly~

The items you’ll want to place in this box are what you’ll want and need as soon as you arrive in your new home.  

It could be:

-your coffeemaker, coffee and cups

-scissors and a pocket knife to open boxes

-paper towels and cleaner

-toilet paper and soap

-trash bags

-bottled water

-your house phone

 

9 tips for moving day4.Don’t forget to pack (and know where they are) all of the chargers and cords for your smart phones, tablets, etc.  


5.Carry with you your jewelry and important documents.

DO NOT put them on the carrier.


6.It pays to feed the help!

I usually order several pizzas and sodas for the movers.  

 

 

7.Before you get rushed make sure that you have not packed:

-garage door openers

-extra house keys

-remotes for fans or lights

-instructions for appliances etc

 

8.Know what goes where!

It’s been my experience that one person will be coming in and asking you where the sofa house floorplangoes, while someone else is walking by asking you where to place the Master bedroom wardrobe box.  And, don’t forget the third mover who will be standing there wanting to know where to put the Dresser!  

Draw a floor plan and have it where you and your helper can reference it.

9.Take photos!

Take them of your old home when you leave.  If the movers have damaged the property, you’ll want to take photos.

You’ll want to do the same in your new home.  Take photos of any damage that is made to the property or your personal items.

 

 

Remember these tips for a successful move:

*Be there

*Be organized

*Be ready
*Be aware

 

 

Want more moving tips:

Four Tips for a Smooth Move

 

Getting Ready to Move-What You Need to Know

 

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Bob Ratliff
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Tom thanks for the re-blog from Kathy, I like the idea of having a box full of essentials one needs once they arrive before unpacking all the other boxes. Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

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great advice Tom, and I'm sure alot of people have moved due to your real estate help.

Jan 02, 2015 09:39 AM #2
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Diane Lynch
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Good tips..... it's always hard to remember everything that needs to be done.

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Thank you for reblogging the post. I will share this with others. 

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Good morning Tom. 

You certainly chose a great blog to share.  Kathy rocked the list that will help with moving and keep one sane at the same time! 

Have a great weekend in all you do.

Jan 02, 2015 11:38 PM #5
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Bob Ratliff

Kathy made some really good points in her blog. I re blogged it because it made a lot of sense to let others read it if they missed it the first time

Jan 03, 2015 07:18 AM #6
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Diane Lynch

Kathy made some really good points in her blog. I re blogged it because it made a lot of sense to let others read it if they missed it the first time

Jan 03, 2015 07:19 AM #7
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John

Kathy made some really good points in her blog. I re blogged it because it made a lot of sense to let others read it if they missed it the first time

Jan 03, 2015 07:19 AM #8
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Kathy made some really good points in her blog. I re blogged it because it made a lot of sense to let others read it if they missed it the first time

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Kathy made some really good points in her blog. I re blogged it because it made a lot of sense to let others read it if they missed it the first time

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