If you have a big move coming up, you might find yourself dreading the actual moving day. All of your planning and preparation is going to come to fruition on this day. And if you haven’t planned or prepared enough, your moving day can be pretty miserable. Luckily, there are things that you can do to help ensure that this doesn’t happen.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for a smooth and successful moving day, whether you’re moving into an assisted living facility or moving into a new family home.
Lists Are Your Best Friends
As you prepare for your move, you’re going to want to start keeping track of things using lists.
Even if you’re not normally a list person, when it comes to a move, your lists should be your best friends. Lists will allow you to make sure that everything that needs to get done actually does get done leading up to the day of your move. This way, when moving day actually comes, you’ll have more mental space available to execute on your move rather than having to try to just remember everything that you need to do or have ready for the day of your move. You should have lists for things that you’ve done, things that still need to get done, your plan for packing, where things have been packed, who’s helping you, important phone numbers and documents, and more.
Make Moving Day Solely For Moving
On the day you plan to move, you might be tempted to try to do some last minute move preparation tasks. However, if you really want your moving day to go smoothly, you should make sure you do all of these things ahead of time so that the only thing you need to worry about on your moving day is the actual packing, moving, and unpacking.
Things like getting your utilities set up, figuring out the garbage pickup schedule, signing up your kids for school, and other tasks can wait until tomorrow. But on the day of your move, save yourself some stress by making your moving day solely for moving.
Only Keep And Pack The Things You Love
The more things you have to pack and move, the more complicated your move is going to get. Knowing this, you should make it a goal to try and only keep and pack the things that you love or really need.
Many times, the cost to actually pack and move something is greater than what something would cost to just sell it and then replace it. So if you want to make your move easier on yourself, make sure you’re making your time and energy worth it with the items you’re packing and moving.
If you’re looking to have the smoothest and most successful move you can, consider using the tips mentioned above as you prepare for your upcoming moving day.