What to Do Before the Big Day Arrives
Your moving day is only a week away, and it took months of planning, groundwork, and tough decisions to get to this point. As you finish getting everything packed up and ready to go, the days leading prior to your relocation are typically some of the busiest days of the entire process. You can eliminate any feelings of apprehension that you might be having if, in the week leading up to moving day, you finish tying up any loose ends that remain.
Check out our expert movers’ tips on what things you need to do in the last week before moving day.
Prepare Large Items for Moving Day
As your moving day gets closer, it’s time to make sure everything is ready to go. Make sure your fridge and freezer are unplugged, defrosted, and given time to dry out so that water doesn’t leak onto your other things. Before they can be moved safely, washers and dryers must be unplugged from the wall, and appliances like grandfather clocks must be fixed. Your mover can probably help you find someone else to do many of these things for you.
And before the movers come, don’t forget to take down anything that is permanently attached to your walls. Paintings, towel bars, and curtain rods should be taken down and put on the floor. You might want to unplug your TVs, computers, and other electronics ahead of time and pack their cables.
Wrap Up Packing
If you are packing yourself, you will need to have all of your smaller items ready before the movers come. You should already have packed most of the things that aren’t necessary. Now is the time to focus on getting the rest of it set up.
Take one last look through your drawers and get rid of anything that could break or spill. It’s fine to leave soft things like clothes or blankets. Your mover will be able to move your furniture with these things inside.
Don’t forget to look in all the cabinets, closets, storage closets, lockers, the attic, and the shed for things you might have left behind. Also, don’t forget to pack up anything you want to move from your work office and bring back anything you lent to friends or family.
Pack a Box of Essentials
It’s a good idea to pack a box with important things you might need right away when you get to your new home. Sometimes it takes a while to get used to a new place, so it’s helpful to have some things set aside and easy to get to. Some ideas are to bring a basic tool kit, cleaning supplies, kitchen items like paper towels and paper plates, bathroom items like toilet paper, and snacks and easy-to-make foods.
It can be helpful to put your supply box in a clear plastic container so that you can see what’s inside and tell it apart from all the other boxes you’ll be moving. If this box is too big to fit in your car, ask your movers to load it last and unload it first so you can get to it right away.
Once you finish these final tasks, you should be ready for your big move. Now that the tough part is over, you can sit back and take it easy. The movers will do all the heavy lifting on moving day. Contact us today to hire the best movers to provide you with an easy moving day.