Moving Tip #6…Almost Home
If you’ve followed the tips outlined in the posts, you’ve taken pictures of items you’re moving as well as how to reconnect your computer and television cables. You’ve marked your boxes and made lists so that you know what’s in them.
Moving day has arrived! You’re almost done but there are a few more items to complete your smooth move!!
LAST MINUTE ITEMS
_Don’t rely on your memory; have a checklist
_Make sure to leave behind such as garage door openers, etc.
_If you’re coming back to clean, make sure that you set aside cleaning supplies and tools. If you have a professional crew coming in, ensure the utilities are on for them.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE READY TO GO
_Make sure that utilities are on at your new home.
_If there is a security gate, make sure you have the code/key for it and ask if your moving truck can enter there or through another gate.
_If you need an elevator to reach your floor, find out if you’ll need to reserve a special freight elevator.
_Check to see if moving trucks need a permit and if there are restricted hours for their use.
_Have everything packed BEFORE the movers arrive
~This is where your Last On/First Off comes in handy. You’ll need these supplies to help you as you unpack and settle in.
_Whether you have help or it’s just you, check every item as it comes in the door. Take pictures of boxes or items that are damaged. Check your floors and walls as well for damage.
_Make sure you have water and have snacks or lunch for your movers
~Unpack the boxes you will need first. That usually means the kitchen, primary bedroom, and bath.
Everyone has their own way of unpacking and getting settled. I’m more methodical in unpacking and like to empty one box at a time.
I know some who prefer to take everything out and get rid of all of the boxes.
~What to do with the boxes and paper. People are always looking for moving boxes and paper, You can put a note in Nextdoor or a similar app letting people know that boxes will be on your driveway.
Some people sell them on OfferUp or Craigslist
Whatever you choose to do, it’s better than adding more to our landfill!!!
Remember these tips for a successful move: