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Are you moving? Here are 11 tips that will help take away stress, keep yourself organized, and make sure everything goes as planned.
Avoid leaving anything until the last minute. Ensure that moving day runs smoothly.
How are you going to get from point A to point B on moving day? Do you need to assemble some friends with trucks or do you need to consider renting a truck for the day? If you’ll be moving a long distance, you may need to hire a moving company.
Moving is a chance to organize your belongings and get rid of items you no longer use. Take the time to sort, donate or sell unwanted items.
Put together a packing kit including: black markers and packing materials, like newspaper, a packing tape dispenser and boxes.
Label all sides of the box. Try labelling each side in marker so you can easily find what you need in a stack.
Keep one box aside of “essentials” that you’ll need on moving day: cleaning supplies, light bulbs, toilet paper, garbage bags, a change of clothes, your toiletry bag, etc.
Whether you have family or professional movers helping with your move, be ready for them when they arrive.
Find a safe place to store your valuables on moving day. If you are moving a computer, do a backup of important files just in case something happens in transit.
If you’ve made some new purchases, such as a couch or dining room suite, schedule the delivery after moving day.
Try to avoid packing things in garbage bags. Well-meaning friends or family could accidentally throw them out on moving day.
Make sure you understand how utility bills (gas, water, electricity) will be transferred over to you from a previous owner. Also, arrange to have your phone line, cable and internet disabled from where you are moving from and set-up where you are moving to, if necessary.
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