Five Essential Tips for Moving Day

Here are Stortown’s guidelines to help you move:
Moving day can be exciting and stressful at the same time but there are steps one can take in order to make the process a little easier. Here are a few of our guidelines to get you moving without a hitch.
 

Get a babysitter: This goes for whether you have pets or children or both. Generally pets do not like the idea of strangers in their homes and the movers are going to cause some disruptions in their lives. Rather ask a friend to take them for the day or move them across to the new home before moving day. For children, moving day can be very boring and for parents it can be a worry keeping an eye on their children and making sure the move is going smoothly. It would be a lot less stressful for the whole family if the children were looked after at a friend or relatives house.

 

Be Present: Using a reputable moving company is essential especially one with a good reference check. Of course their job is to ensure all your valuables are kept safe but be sure to check the inventory yourself. Try to be present on the day to oversee the project or ask a trusted friend or relative to ensure the move is a success.

 

Draw a Floor Plan: Having an idea of where you want to position your furniture in your new home could help with the transition. Create a floor plan of your new home and the movers can help carry the items into their correct position.  There are many online apps to help you create a user-friendly floor plan for you and your movers to use on the day.

 
Be Packed – This may seem obvious but it really is essential to pack up the whole house. It might be nice to have the kitchen and bathroom available on moving day but these areas could take a long time to pack at the last minute. Rather keep an “essentials” box with all the items you know you might need during the course of the day. A few items of the bathroom and kitchen should suffice until you are settled in your new home.
 

Labelling: – It is important to keep the process of packing organised, label each box carefully. Use “fragile” labels where necessary and make the labels clear for the movers. For your new home, labelling the boxes correctly by room and type will make the unpacking task a lot easier.

With a few simple steps, moving day should be stress free and then it is time to unpack and enjoy your new space.
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