How You Can Effectively Prepare Yourself – and Your Belongings – for Moving Day

Preparing for a move can take weeks, even months, especially if you have a ton of items to go through and pack. But once you have sorted through everything and have made sure to pack your belongings properly in boxes, you can take a deep breath and relax – a little bit. There is still the actual moving day to contend with, but this is easier to deal with if you know what to do and how you should prepare for it. It’s one matter, though, to prepare your furniture and belongings for moving day, but you need to make sure you are comfortable as well, and you also shouldn’t neglect some last-minute things you may need to take care of too. Here, then, is how you can effectively prepare yourself – and your belongings – for moving day.

Pack an overnight bag

One of the first tasks you can do to prepare for moving day is to pack an overnight bag with some clothing essentials and other essential items. Every person in your family should have their own overnight bag, and if you have kids, have them include some toys they would like to play with as well as their favorite blanket or pullover. If you have a pet, pack an overnight bag for them too – dogs and cats can be particularly stressed on moving day as they have no idea what’s going on, so you’d do well to pack a bag for them with their favorite toys, water and food bowl, and treats as well. You should also include a water bottle for everyone in your family, and make sure you charge your electronics (laptops, smartphones, tablets) when you arrive so everyone can settle down and feel more comfortable in their new surroundings.  

Pack a box with things you need as soon as you arrive

It’s one thing to prepare clothes, food, and the like for yourself and your family – it’s another to prepare items you’ll need as soon as you arrive at your destination. This would include things you would need for cleaning and hygiene, such as hand soap, dishwashing liquid, sponges, toilet paper, a shower curtain, towels, bed sheets and blankets, and so on. Don’t forget to include bigger items for cleaning such as a bucket and broom, a mop, dust cloths, and whatever other things you need to do a bit of cleanup once you arrive.

Finish your food

About a week before your scheduled move, you shouldn’t do grocery shopping anymore, as suggested by experts in house removals Cheltenham offers, such as Advanced Removals & Storage. This prevents you from throwing away good food, and you can just prepare your meals using whatever food you have left at home. If you still can’t finish all your food before your move, why not invite some friends over and prepare a meal for them as well? It could serve as a casual ‘going away’ party, too.

Take photos of all your electronics

When you move, you will have to unplug all your electronic items, of course. But many electronic appliances and gadgets come with wires and cables which need to be plugged into different sockets, so make sure to take photos of the back of the electronic item so you will know where each cord goes. With these photos, it will be easier for you to set up your television or desktop computer at your new location, and this will help you feel more at home as well.

 

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