Preparing for Moving Day
Whether you just sold your home or are preparing to move into a new abode that you have just recently bought, you want to make your move as seamlessly as possible. There is nothing more frustrating when you need to get your hands on something important and you don’t know which box you put it into.
Getting organized and prepared beforehand can save you a lot of hassle if you simply follow these few simple tips to make moving day run like clockwork and avoid needless aggravation. The last thing you need to do is have a scavenger hunt to find the electric can opener so you can make supper.
Make up a Bunch of Blank Lists
It’s easy to make up a bunch of blank list beforehand before and all you need is your trusty laptop and printer to set them up beforehand. How you set up your labelling is entirely up to you but you can pinpoint what’s going into each box and by room. All you need to do is set up two or more rows and a page full of columns.
Don’t have a computer? No problem, just go out and buy a cheap notebook with a spiral binding where you can easily tear out the pages.
When you get your moving boxes or cartons you will want to tape your list to each box. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to go overboard and get too detailed. If you’re loading up your CD’s in one box then all you have to is use a generic title. The same goes with your general reading material.
However, if you have important home office discs then you want to maybe keep them separate so you can easily access them.
If you want to be able to set-up your new abode efficiently then by listing each item onto the list then you know exactly what’s in each box and where to find to find miscellaneous items to help you get set-up more quickly.
You especially will want to know where you are have packed vital tools such as screwdrivers, baby supplies, pet food, flashlights, bedding because most people don’t manage to simply unpack everything the same day they move.
More Packing Material is Better
No matter how much packing material that you estimate you need, always buy or ask the moving company for more because it’s better to be slightly over supplied then have to run around at the last minute to get additional supplies.
You will also need proper material such as bubble wrap for some of your valuables and breakable. Although many people still like to use newspapers and flyers, the ink can stain and isn’t as protective. And, don’t forget to buy lots of packing tape to secure those boxes, especially the heavier ones.
If your moving company is supplying the material then you can always get a rebate on any cartons or boxes or other materials you don’t use.
For your clothes, you can also buy or request that the moving company supply you with wardroom boxes. These wardroom boxes are ideal for all your clothes which you can leave hanging and don’t have to worry about them becoming wrinkled. These boxes are going to be heavy enough so don’t cheat and try to cram other things in there because you’ll make them too heavy.
Keep Important Papers and Valuables Separate
You especially want to keep your important valuables and vital personal and financial papers separate especially if you are using a moving company. They should come with you in your own personal vehicle if at all possible because boxes sometimes do go awry when you use a mover. You want to keep tabs of anything valuable and ensure that you have proper insurance on these valuable items.
You may require a separate insurance rider or it might be covered in the homeowner’s policy. Either way – read the policy or contact your insurance broker before the move takes place.