Moving day can be a stressful time. You’ve got to pack all of your belongings, clean up the house, and then get yourself and all of your stuff to the new place. It’s no wonder that so many people end up moving on their own, or hiring movers who charge an arm and a leg!
But here at Aleksmoving, we believe that moving day doesn’t have to be so difficult. Our goal is to make moving easier for you—and with our tips and tricks, we can help you do just that!
Trick & Tips: Things To Prepare Before Moving Day
It’s finally moving day! You’ve been planning for this day for months, and the time has finally come. Now the only thing left to do is… get ready. Here are some tips on preparing yourself, your belongings, and your home so that moving day goes off without a hitch.
Tip #1: Notify the insurance providers
Inform your hired moving company of the date of your desired move including your current address to easily track you on your moving day and to get post your final bill. In addition, don’t forget to send the meter readings to suppliers to be able to send your final bill.
Tip #2: Send Mail To the Post Office
This is to inform the Royal Mail. They will arrange for your mail to be forwarded to your new residence; you may do this online or in your local Post Office.
Tip #3: Plan Your Trip
The worst way to begin your new life is to get lost on a moving day. Plan out your day’s travel accordingly. See whether there are any traffic hotspots by checking the traffic during specific periods of the day. Additionally, prepare a few other routes in case of terrible traffic or accidents. Have a safe moving day!
Tip #4: Know if your chosen moving company offers to disassemble furniture
If you’re moving with a lot of furniture, it’s smart to know if your chosen moving company offers to disassemble and reassemble it. This can be an incredibly expensive service, but it can also save you time and stress during the move.
Tip #5: Make sure the appliances are properly disconnected
it’s really important to make sure that all of your appliances have been properly disconnected. This will help prevent injury and damage to your home, which is vital for making the transition into your new place a smooth one.
Tip #6: Tidy up your house
Before leaving the house, tidy up the items that will be relocated to the next place and pack them up swiftly. It is wise to clean ahead of time.
Tip #7: Prepare an overnight bag
To swiftly move into your new home, pack an overnight bag for each member of the family. Bring everything you’ll need, including food, water, clothing, toiletries, and medications.
Tip #8: Collect all the garage keys
If you have more than one garage door opener, gather up all your garage door openers and store them in a safe spot until you’re ready to move. This will ensure that when it’s time for moving day, you’ll be able to open all of your garages without having to scramble around looking for keys.
Tip #9: Collect all the important documents
Your lease agreement, insurance policies, any other paperwork related to your current residence, and other important documents should be gathered together and stored somewhere safe before moving day arrives. These documents will be necessary for signing over ownership of your current home when it comes time for the closing process on your new residence.
Tip # 10: Organize the boxes
It can be difficult to keep track of which box goes where during the move—but luckily there are ways around this! Instead of labeling each box individually with a destination address sticker (which can get lost), try labeling them by color.
The best way to ensure that your move goes smoothly is to be prepared. Take advantage of the tips above, and you can rest assured that everything will go according to plan.