There are already a lot of tips and tricks when it comes to preparing and packing for a move. For instance, you may already know that it pays to start early, and it’s best to sort through all your items first so you can decide which items you need to do away with and which items can stay. You may also have received advice on how to pack your boxes properly (heavier items at the bottom), what packing materials you need, and so on. But whilst these tips and tricks will always come in handy, there is hardly any information on the day of your move itself. Moving day can be stressful even if you have already prepared everything well in advance. So to make moving day easier for yourself and your family, here are a few top tips and tricks you should remember.
How best to label your boxes
To make moving day less stressful, make sure your boxes are labeled in the best possible way. When labeling your boxes, don’t just label them at the top – make sure they are labeled at the sides as well, because chances are, your boxes will be stacked one on top of the other. Also, when labeling your boxes, don’t just list down what’s inside – list down which room they should go to so the removers can place them in the proper room right away.
Preparing your new home
It’s also important to prepare your new home for your move. One way to prepare your new home (and protect it as well) is to place a few flattened cardboard boxes on the flooring a day or two before your move. You know very well that on moving day, people will be trampling all over your new home’s floors and dragging furniture around.
Also, it’s best to move the major pieces of furniture into your new home first. This will save you time and prevent you from moving different boxes around just so the furniture will fit.
Another way to prepare your new home is to visit it beforehand and make sure the lights are working – or that there are lights. If there aren’t any light fixtures, purchase a few light bulbs and install them in strategic areas, such as the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and various bedrooms.
Your ‘moving day’ kit
Before moving day, removals Cheltenham experts from Advanced Removals & Storage recommend preparing a box or bag of essentials as well. Your ‘moving day’ kit should include a change of clothes, toiletries, and other essential items. You should also prepare a box filled with kitchen and cooking necessities such as a pot, kettle, mugs, silverware, a tin opener, tissue paper, and so on.