You have been preparing for this day for weeks — maybe even months — and it is finally here. It is time to move! Moving day can be very stressful, especially if you haven’t properly planned for it. There are many unforeseen circumstances that can negatively affect your moving day efforts. This may include inclement weather, accidents, and many other factors. While it is nearly impossible to plan for these, it is, however, possible to properly plan everything you need for moving day. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of moving and ignore particular specifics. We have outlined 4 moving day must-haves that will help for an efficient moving day.
Some people may choose to use a moving company, but acquiring friends and family to help you move is an easy way to save money. You just want to make sure that the people that you do select are dependable. These individuals must be willing to commit their entire you day to help you move if need be as it is nearly impossible to estimate how long the entire process will take.
At the end of the long day, be sure that they are thanked in some way. For some, a cold beer or fresh pizza is enough payment for a hard day’s work, while some may just request a simple “thank you.” Whatever it may be, make sure that they know that they are appreciated.
Trash Unnecessary Items
This is one of the most overlooked steps. People tend to focus on what they need and ignore the fact that whatever they don’t need still needs to be discarded. Make sure that you add the collection and discarding of unwanted items to your checklist as this may take longer than you expect.
Adequate Moving Truck
Whether this is an actual moving truck or just a friend with a big enough truck bed, make sure you have one secured. People tend not to realize how much they have until they have finished packing, and by then it’s too late. One of the hardest things to do is find someone to volunteer their car and their day last minute. If you went with the option of a traditional moving truck, you can usually exchange your vehicle for a larger one if available.
So much focus is on moving everything that people tend to overlook the fact that they must unpack when once they get to their destination. You should first make that you have clearly communicated with your volunteers that you will like their help unpacking as well. Then, be sure to pack an overnight bag. Sometimes you just run out of time, energy, or both. In that case, you want to make sure that your overnight bag is equipped with a toothbrush, sleeping clothes, towel, rag, and clothes for the next day.
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