It’s moving day. And as the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. In the case of moving day, when you start early, you give yourself more time to move and it makes you feel less rushed. Of course everyone wants to get done as soon as they possibly can, but starting earlier rather than later gives you more time and you might not feel the time crunch as much.
As if moving isn’t stressful enough, there are several things you have to worry about on the big day. Perhaps you have children, maybe their too little to help move, and watching them in the midst of the chaos may be too much. Moving day is a good day to hire a sitter. Doing so, gives several benefits. First, they will be out of harms way. You won’t have to worry about them getting hurt while everyone and everything is going from one place to another like a crazy person. They also won’t be in the way, whether you’re the one doing the moving, or the movers are doing the brunt work; they stay out of everyone’s way. You don’t have to focus on them, their safe and out of your hair.
When the day starts, try having food ready. Having breakfast food like coffee, orange juice, donuts, bagels, and muffins will help get everyone started and ready to work. Moving on an empty stomach is no fun, and if you do start moving early in the morning, you know what they say about breakfast being the most important meal of the day!
Before the moving truck leaves, make sure everyone knows where they’re going and has contact information in case they get lost. If you’re hiring a truck driver, or if the moving company drives their own moving truck, make sure they have your number and you have theirs, that way if you get separated, you can get in touch with each other and no one gets lost. Make sure your directions are accurate and thorough, especially if they’re going somewhere they’ve never been before.
Once you and your stuff has gotten to the new place, make sure you have the moving company’s payment. Sometimes, they won’t unpack a single thing until they have their payment, in cash, and in full. Save yourself time and frustration and have it ready ahead of time. If you’ve taken on the task of moving on your own, with some help, this would be a good time to take a short break before having to move everything in to the new place.
Hopefully, these tips will come in handy for you on your big day. Moving can be stressful, tough, and tiring, but if you stay organized and consistent, it’ll be a lot easier for you. Now you get to think about all of the fun you’ll be having when it’s time to unpack everything!