Before You Move
Planning ahead is the key to a successful move. Here's what you should get done in the weeks and months before your move.
Organize and declutter
Work your way through the house one room at a time, cleaning things up and packing up the things you know you won't be using.
Lighten the load
Having fewer things in general means you won't have to pack as much, so take the opportunity to make a few bucks and list your unwanted items online or at a yard sale!
Change your address
It can take the post office a few weeks to process a change of address, so give them plenty of advance notice so your mail doesn't end up in the wrong location.
On Moving Day
Moving Day is finally here! Here's what you should do to make sure you can handle any snags along the way.
Keep important info
Just like the "Open Me First" box, there are certain things you'll want along on moving day, like first aid supplies, medication, financial records, medical records, IDs, and other important documentation or high-value items. Keep them with you in a backpack.
Take an overnight bag
If you make it home late or before the moving truck, make sure you're prepared with things like a change of clothes, your toiletries, and a phone charger.
Have phone numbers handy
If you are using a moving company, keep your moving foreman's contact information with you in case you need to contact your movers for any reason. It's also handy to have your Bill of Loading and shipment registration number on hand.
After You Move
Your home will never be this empty again, so take the opportunity to give everything a good deep clean before you move things in.
Unpack by room
Just like with the packing process, it's much easier to take the unpacking process on one room at a time. Make a schedule, and stick to it!
Enjoy your new home
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your new home. You've worked hard for it!
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