Planning for Moving Day
Moving is not something you decide to do in a day so you can plan in advance to ensure everything goes smoothly. You are uprooting yourself from where you are to where you are going. After you have made the decision to move, the next thing is to start planning. Your move will take deliberate effort and thoughtful decisions.
You will put things in place before when moving such as:
- Relook at all your belongings to see them anew. As we live amidst our things on a constant basis we start go not see things any longer. They blend into the background. When it is time to move, all of these hidden things come into view and can be quite surprising. This is why people often say that they did not realize they had “so much stuff.” With a fresh look at your goods you can make plans on how you will transport them, and where they may go.
- Pay a visit to your new location to avoid any surprises. Make a mental and physical note of things you need to replace or fix. You will need to rekey locks and fix in new ones for security reasons. Also, don’t forget to do cleaning and finishing work before you move in to help reduce your work when you arrive. You can paint and set up some furnishings to start. Check for basic amenities such as power and utilities. You need to know that the water is running, and the electric cables are working
- Make a list of things you need to take with you, things you are giving away, and things you might have to recycle or trash. Moving doesn’t require you take things you don’t want from your previous home to your new home. It is a great time to downsize. And when you plan on giving something away be prepared for no one to want it. In Summit County there is a glut of good as we have so many second homeowners.
- Know the size of the moving truck you will need. The amount of goods you take with you will determine the size of vehicle you need. Your moving company will be able to tell you the size trucks they have if you can tell them how much you want to move. You need to compare services and availability before you decide on a moving company.
- Label where your things will go. Movers will load a truck and careful unload it. If at your destination they know where the goods go they can be more efficient on the day and get you set up more quickly .
- Don’t forget to change your postal address at the post office. This will help sort out mailing issues before they occur.
- Notify your neighbors of your move. They may be interested in taking items that you may not want to take with you. Their support will make moving day less stressful.
You can make your move less stressful through good planning and preparation. Your move is not a surprise, so a little planning can go a long way.