Moving Day – Get and Stay Organized From Day 1

boxes for moving dayMoving day will arrive soon and you may wonder, ‘Am I ready?’ Here are some tips to help you answer this question well before the truck pulls up to your house.

If you have not filtered out all the items you don’t use anymore, do so now. You still have time to take this important step. The price you pay for packing, transporting and unpacking old stuff is not only in time and money. It will clutter up your new home.

Have you packed by room? Keep all items from each room together and labeled. For example, all items from the living room are boxed and labeled “Living Room.” This makes it easier to pack and unpack. Ask the moving company to bring wardrobe boxes so you can move your hanging clothes without having to pack them.

Have your rugs cleaned before moving day because they will be returned to you wrapped and ready to go.

Switch your utilities service from the old house to the new house. Drop your change of address card with the post office so you don’t miss any mail deliveries.

Before the move, pack an overnight bag that contains what you will need once you arrive at your new home. Items might include pajamas, toiletries, and phone charger.

If you are short on time or if the whole process seems too daunting for you a good way to stay organized before, during and after moving day is to hire a move manager. The move manager is a professional who is well acquainted with all the necessary steps to take when moving from one place to another. What you learn while working with a move manager will surely help you when it comes time for your next move.

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