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.
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.