Are you preparing to move out of your old house into a new one? Relocating from one house to the next is not an easy thing to do. There are two phases of this process, one is planning the move and the other one is executing the move. We highly recommend you spend enough time on the planning phase so that you don’t have to halt your execution phase to make important decisions between it. This will allow you to have a mental image of what your new house should look like after the final stage of packing and moving are complete.
Make no mistake; the moving day is going to be every bit as exhausting and overwhelming as you think it is going to be. But there are ways to make it just a little bit more manageable and easy with these steps.
Make a to-do list and keep updating it
There are a lot of small things that we keep pushing aside during the moving day. These small things can pile up to become something rather huge and substantial that might take a hefty chunk of your time. This mess can be easily avoided if you make a to-do list of the things that you are supposed to do before the moving truck arrives. Remember, these tasks might seem incredibly easy to do at first, but as you keep ignoring them they become increasingly difficult. It is also not easy to remember all of them. This is why we recommend that you make a list exclusively dedicated to tasks like:
Take out the trash bags.
Empty the fridge and freezer and defrost it.
Taking the covers off the furniture and wiping it clean.
Make sure electrical appliances are unplugged.
Put all the jewellery and cash in a separate box that you need to carry with yourself.
Charging up your phones etc.
This way, you will be able to pay attention to these tasks and have them done before the packers and movers arrive. This will also allow you peace of mind that will further help you take care of other steps related to packing and moving efficiently.
Remember to tip your packers and movers
Have you hired a professional movers and packers company for your move? Have these packers and movers in Bopal, Ahmedabad done a good job at packing and moving your stuff? If so, you should definitely tip them accordingly. Have some cash at the ready for the purpose of tipping these professionals showing appreciation for a job well done.
Make arrangements for your kids and pets
You really don’t want your kids and pets to run around while you or the packers and movers are busy loading or unloading the truck. This can complicate and disrupt the flow of packing and moving for you or the movers and packers. Furthermore, having kids or pets running around while you or the packers and movers carry your heavy belongings is a recipe for disaster. You probably have a friend, neighbour, or relative nearby that can take care of your kids or pets for a while. Make sure that you schedule their pick-up and drop-off as early as you can. This will allow you to start off early with all the things you need to take care of.
If you don’t have anyone that can take care of your kids or pets for you, we recommend that you find a way to keep them busy for the duration of the move.
Pack a snack box
Moving from one place to another is a physically demanding task. Even if you are not doing the bulk of the heavy lifting it is bound to take at least a little bit of a toll on you. This is why we highly recommend that you pack a box filled with snacks and refreshments. This will keep you going for the entire duration of the move.
Pack a bag filled with moving essentials
We highly recommend that you pack a bag filled with the things you will require for surviving a couple of days without the rest of your stuff. The size of this bag will mostly depend on the number of people that are moving with you. If you don’t have access to all of your stuff for a few days, the size of this bag will increase accordingly. Here are a few of the things that your essentials bag should contain:
Cash and Jewellery
Extra sets of clothes
First aid kit
Batteries and a torch
Extension cord etc.
You should keep this box of essentials with you at all times, do not let the packers and movers carry it with them.
Make sure your phone is a 100% charged
Our smartphones can perform so many tasks nowadays that it is pretty indistinguishable from a computer. This is why we recommend that you keep your phone fully charged a night before your move. This phone can serve as a navigator, a calculator, a torch, a mode of payment, and a medium of communication. The only thing a fully discharged phone can serve as is a paperweight, so keep that in mind. We also highly recommend that you keep a charger in your bag of essentials.
Check your house one last time before you move out of it
You might have found the belongings of the previous owners when you moved into a house. This is because these people did not do one last walkthrough of the house before they left it. Checking your house one last time before you move out of it is important as anything you leave behind in this house may be thrown away by its next owners. Remember to check all of your cabinets, back of your shelves, closets, etc. Make sure that everything you intend to take with you to your new house is with you before moving out for good.
Packing and moving is challenging, even with the help of a professional packers and movers company. There are a lot of things you will have to take care of to make sure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. In this article, we have made sure to mention everything that can make your moving day experience a little bit easier. Keep yourself hydrated and have a nice day.