Moving day is coming up and you might be on alert, just waiting for the big day to come. But, there’s a lot more you could be doing instead of waiting around. Here, I’m going to look at essential things you have to take care of before moving day comes, and why it’s a mistake to leave it until the big day itself.
Do you really need to take everything with you? The chances are that’s a big fat no. We all tend to pick up extra knick-knacks, appliances, and stuff we don’t really value or use but we don’t get rid of it because we don’t have to. Now that you’re moving, it’s a perfect chance to look at what you own and decide what you can sell or donate instead.
Pack Your Stuff
Do not, under any circumstances, think you can pack up the whole house on moving day. First of all, you have to make the drive itself which can take a lot of time. Secondly, packing can take up an entire day, even with help on hand. As such, start planning your pack in advance, putting away what you don’t need in the week leading up to the move. Make sure to label boxes as you pack to keep everything ordered.
Get Some Help
If you leave it up to a couple of days before you move to try and find some help, you might find a rude awakening instead. Most of the companies are going to already be booked in. As such, you should try to book a removalist the help that you need, but it also gives you the chance to compare services and see which fit your budget and needs the best.
Let Everyone Know
When you move, there are going to be people you have to notify about a change of address. Sure, you want your family and friends to know, but you also need to change your address for your driver license, taxes, medicare, and more. Make sure you let any service and utility providers know as well, so they don’t bill you for services used as your old home. The same goes for your bank any services you rely on that could send you mail.
Find What You Need for the New Home
You might not find yourself having to get rid of stuff for moving day. If you’re moving to a new home, you might actually need a lot more stuff to fully decorate it. To that end, you should look at thrift shopping online. Make an inventory of the stuff you might need, find it online and, if possible, schedule it to arrive at least a day after you move in so that you have time to unpack before you have to put everything up.
A lot of people find moving day stressful and, honestly, one of the big reasons is that they don’t take enough time to prepare. Don’t let that happen to you.