Move With Less Stress – Preparing for Moving Day
Moving day is exciting and can be a stressful time, but you can alleviate some of the stress if you are prepared for the moving truck. Whether you are planning a long distance move or just moving across town, having your belongings organized and separating the items you will use right away will help. Take some advice from the professional movers at Lint United Van Lines and you will stress less.
There are some things you should have done before moving day and items that should be kept separate from the majority of the items that will be moved.
Things to do Before Your Move
If you are packing your own boxes, have it done before moving day and place them in piles by room that they will go in in your new home. Label boxes so it is easy to see where they should be placed in your new house.
Appliances should be cleaned and you should have your washer and dryer serviced before the move. That way you know they will be in working order in your new home if you are moving them.
Empty and unplug the refrigerator the night before and let it stand open to dry. Pack food in coolers, if you can, but use most of your perishable items in the weeks before so you don’t have to move them.
Keep Some Items off the Moving Truck
There are some items that cannot be moved on the truck, like chemicals and propane tanks, but there are other items that you will need the day of the move.
Pack the essentials separately and put them in an area labeled “do not pack.”
- Paper Towels
- Cleaning Supplies
- Toilet Paper
- First Aid Kit
- Clothing for Your Family for a Few Days
Also, keep packed lunches, snacks and drinks in your vehicle. There may not be time to go to a restaurant and you will not have easy access to cooking utensils and food to cook.
Protect Your Kids, Pets and Belongings.
There are a few things to think about before moving day in order to protect your valuables and loved ones.
- Complete a high value inventory form with all items worth more than $500.
- Keep pets out of the way, at a kennel or in a cage so they don’t get out.
- Hire a babysitter for children to keep children occupied and out of the professional movers’ path so they can work quickly and efficiently.
After The Truck Is Packed
Do one last check of closets, cabinets, attics and the basement to see if any items were left in the house. Make sure somebody is at the new house when the moving truck arrives to let them in and direct movers as to where things go.
Call Lint United Van Lines today or request an estimate if you need professional movers for local, long distance or international moves in the Coralville, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City or Des Moines area.