Moving Tips for a Smooth Transition
Wednesday Aug 19th, 2020
Preparing to move into a new home can be overwhelming. It has likely taken years – and for some, decades – to collect all that “stuff.” Packing and moving it all can be a daunting task. Without further ado, here are some of the top moving tips as you prepare for moving day:
Forward Your Mail
Missing important government notices, mail from the Tax Man, and health care reminders can mean missing important appointments, deadlines and incurring penalties. A few to keep in mind include your doctor, dentist, driver’s license, and credit card companies.
Keep track of the bills and mail that you have received in the mail over the last one to two months, so you can identify if anything is missing. You may need to make some calls to track it down.
Packing and moving requires energy and cost. The less you have to move, the cheaper and easier the task will be. Declutter your home before you list it for sale – it will show better, and you won’t have to worry about packing and moving items you no longer want or need.
Hire a Moving Company
Moving takes a lot of energy (and muscle), therefore it can be a good idea to leave it to the experts. Hiring movers will take a lot of the stress away from you, allowing you to focus on other important logistics on moving day. And remember, have a list handy and don’t leave anything until the last minute!
Utilities & Services
You don’t want to arrive to your new home and have a bunch of tasks to do that you could have done ahead of time. You will be busy enough as it is. Arrange your utility hookups and services (Internet, phone and cable) ahead of time to ensure a smooth transition.
Child & Pet Care
On a day like this, you want as few distractions as possible. Call in a favour with a family member or friend to watch the kids and or pets.
Moving takes longer than you would expect, and the last thing you want to do at the end of the moving day is clean your old house. Hire a professional cleaner to ensure that you leave your place tidy for the new owner. Also, if you have some flexibility, consider having your new home cleaned before you move everything in.
Ask for Help!
Don’t try and do it all on your own. Your friends and family are excited for you, ask them to help where they can!