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So you got a job transfer out of state or are simply relocating across town, how do you even start to prepare for a move? Personally I find that it is important to start planning in advance and begin packing as soon as possible. Of course the more you do now, the less you have to worry about on the actual moving day.
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Like I previously mentioned, moving day tips actually start long before the actual move. The less you have to transport, the better. Begin the process of removing clothes you no longer wear, duplicates of kitchen items, furniture that you don’t want, or papers you don’t need to keep. From there create a keep, sell, shred/ trash or donate pile. If you are keeping miscellaneous items like holiday decorations or bobbles, consider investing in nice totes to store those items going forward.
Once you have gone through the process of organizing, schedule a garage/ yard sale to help remove those items. You may earn some money in the process which is great to offset costs of the move or use towards the new place. If a garage sale is not your speed, consider listing your items in an online marketplace or an app like Poshmark.
If you have found yourself with paperwork you no longer need, shred any documents that may contain personal identifying information. Look for shredding services in your area, and if you own a shredder even better. Purchase garbage bags to have on hand to take the shredded items or to discard trash.
To lessen the stress of additional moving, if furniture is involved oftentimes you can make arrangements for an organization to stop by and pick up donations. Otherwise, check the days and times for places like Goodwill and the Salvation Army for drop off availability.
As you begin the packing process, dust and vacuum off surfaces. This way when items are moved into your new home, they are already clean. The same goes for the new place. When you arrive have cleaning supplies on hand like antibacterial wipes, mops, and a vacuum cleaner. To save time, you may want to hire a cleaning service to come in before your arrival.
As items are being packed, label boxes based on the room they belong in. This way, as the items are being removed off the truck they can be taken to where they belong. You can also list what is inside on a sheet of paper so you will know exactly what is in each box.
Set Aside What You Need-
Depending upon how late you get to your destination you may be too tired to start the unpacking process that day. Pack an overnight bag or luggage with absolutely necessary items. This would be toiletries AKA toilet paper, tooth brush, shampoo, as well as a change of clothes (maybe even a few days), chargers, and towels, blankets, and sheets.
Make Dinner Plans-
Again, you may be exhausted and not quit ready to dive into those kitchen boxes. Invest in disposable plates and utensils and locate a grocery store in your area with easy to prepare foods. Also, it might be simpler to grab takeout or eat out somewhere.
Pack in Order-
The first things you need should go on the moving truck last and the least necessary items should go on first. Holiday decorations, outdoor furniture, and decorative furniture would be an example of what goes on first. Bedroom furniture, dining room furniture would be examples of something that would go on last.
Leave It To The Professionals-
If you are embarking on a huge move, it may be best to call in professionals to help you through this process. If you are limited on time and need long distance moving in Hollywood, FL consider having a moving company to provide moving day tips, supplies as well as the man power to compete these tasks.
Take a Break-
As long as you are prepared and have what you need, you can actually take a moment to rest. All of this advanced planning should give you time to get settled at your new location and as long as you allow yourself a few days to unpack, these Moving Day Tips can help to reduce the stress.
I hope you find these helpful and wish you great success on your new adventure.
Carlee @ FLL