On the day of a big move, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and spend the whole day stressed out. But with the right planning beforehand, you don’t have to have your moving day turn into your moving day nightmare.
To help you see how this can be possible, whether you’re just moving across town or to a whole new state, here are three tips to make your moving day go smoothly.
Save Moving Day For Moving Only
In order for your moving day to be simple and a success, you’re going to need to do a lot of the work before the actual moving day arrives. This will allow you to leave moving day for just worrying about the actual moving.
What this means is that you should pack absolutely everything that you can on the days and weeks leading up to your moving day. If you leave a lot of packing for the same day that you’re moving, you’re just going to add a lot of extra stress to your life. But by just leaving the bare minimum for the day you’re moving, Coral Nafie, a contributor to The Spruce, shares that you’ll be able to just worry about loading and unloading rather than having to continually be packing, too.
Make Plans For Your Kids And Pets
Unless your kids are at an age where they can effectively help you carry boxes and load items into a car or moving truck, it’s probably best if you’re able to just keep them out of the way on the day of your move. The same goes with your pets.
If you’re able to, Laura Mueller, a contributor to Moving.com, suggests that you make fun plans for your kids on the day you’re moving or packing up your moving truck. If you have friends or family in the area, consider asking them to watch your kids or pets while you’re doing all the heavy lifting of your move. This way, you’ll be able to just focus on the move and can get a lot more accomplished in a shorter period of time.
Work As The Moving Supervisor
Whether you’re planning on loading up a moving truck yourself or are having a moving company take care of this part for you, Kara Wahlgren, a contributor to HGTV.com, recommends that you stay close by so that you can supervise the moving process. If there are items that you want to have packed last or that need to be moved with extreme care, it’s vital that you’re there to share this information with everyone. And when things are getting unpacked, those helping you may need some additional direction on where to put things.
If you’ve got a big moving day coming up, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you make the whole of your moving day go easier on everyone involved.