Things to Do Before Moving Day
Moving day is coming up, and you’re probably feeling overwhelmed. Don’t fret, though – with a little planning and preparation, you’ll be all set in no time.
Here are the must-do tasks to get sorted before you move:
- Gather packing materials
- Label moving boxes
- Arrange for transportation
- Change your address with the postal service
- Disconnect utilities and services
Please make sure you’re on top of it all, and your move will be a breeze.
Gather Packing Materials
You’ll need to gather plenty of packing materials before moving day. Start by getting boxes, both small and large. Make sure to get some clear tape and a good marker for labeling boxes and other packing supplies.
Get bubble wrap, newspapers, and heavy-duty plastic bags to help with fragile items. Remember to get quality packing peanuts, foam, and other packing materials to protect the items you’re moving.
Have enough of these materials on hand to make sure you have enough for all of your items. Make sure to get enough of these materials so that you will stay put in your move.
Remember to stock up on packing supplies, and you’ll be ready when moving day comes!
Label Moving Boxes
Labeling your moving boxes is essential for staying organized on the big day, so make sure you take the time to do it right.
Start by setting aside a box for each room. Each box should be marked with the room and its contents.go in, as well as any special instructions. Remember to mark fragile items – add a bright sticker to the box or write ‘Handle with Care’ on it.
You can also label boxes with where you want them placed in each room, such as ‘Kitchen counter’ or ‘Living room shelf.’ This will help your movers know where to put things.
To save time, make a list of all your boxes with their contents and room assignments and keep it handy for reference.
Labeling moving boxes may seem tedious, but it will save you a lot of time and hassle on the big day.
Arrange for Transportation
You’ll need to arrange for transportation for your moving day – whether that means renting a truck, hiring a moving company, or using friends and family members to help.
If you decide to rent a truck, make sure you book it well ahead of time to make sure you have it on moving day.
If you choose to hire a moving company, get several estimates and read reviews to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
If you’re relying on friends and family, be sure to provide them with boxes and other supplies to make the move go smoothly.
When the day arrives, make sure you have all the necessary paperwork for the movers, or if you’re driving yourself, double-check that you have all the required licenses and permits.
Change Address With Postal Service
You need to change your address with the postal service so your mail can follow you to your new home. You can do this online, by mail, or in person at a post office.
The process is simple and can be done quickly. Start by gathering the necessary documents, such as your driver’s license or state ID, lease agreement, and proof of address. Then, you’ll need to fill out the appropriate forms.
You can do this online, or forms are available at your neighborhood post office. Once the forms are filled out, you can either submit them online, mail them in, or bring them to a post office.
When the process is complete, you’ll receive a confirmation letter in the mail that confirms your updated address. Make sure to keep this letter in a safe place so you can provide proof of your updated address in the future.
Disconnect Utilities and Services
Before you move, be sure to disconnect your utilities and services. Make sure you do this in advance since some providers require notice of termination. Contact your electricity, gas, water, and internet providers to let them know you’re leaving and when you’d like the services to be disconnected. Depending on the provider, you may be able to cancel online or over the phone. You may also need to pay any outstanding balances before the service is disconnected.
You should also look into canceling or transferring your home security system if you have one. If you’re renting, you’ll need to get in touch with the landlord to see about returning your deposit and arranging for the return of keys.
You’ve got a lot of work to do before moving day, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
Gather your boxes, label them, arrange for transportation, update your address with the postal service, and remember to disconnect your utilities and services.
Even though moving can be stressful, with careful planning,
you’ll be settled into your new home in no time.