Moving can be an overwhelming experience. When moving day arrives, you and your family will be packed and ready to go from your current home into your new one. Have you thought of everything? Here is a moving day checklist for everyone in the family to help make sure you are completely ready for your big day.
Plan to get up early on the day you move so that you are ready for the movers and for any last-minute things that need to be done. After you and other members of your family shower and dress, there will be a few remaining items to pack. Make sure you each have prepared a suitcase with a few essentials that you can use over the next few days, since it may take a while to unpack and know for sure where things are.
Final Kitchen Items to Pack
Just before the movers arrive, someone will need to pack up kitchen perishables, unless you have decided to throw them away. Things that could go bad or melt during the trip will definitely need to be thrown away or given to the neighbours. If appliances are staying with the home, they should be turned off or unplugged. Have you removed and packed all curtains and blinds? You may have a bit of last-minute cleaning to do, and then remember to pack the cleaning supplies.
Yard and Tools
The family member assigned to yard duty will want to be sure that tools and sporting equipment have all been packed up and nothing is left behind in the yard, attic or basement. Make sure all yard furniture has been packed away. Check all cabinets and closets in the attic, garage and basement, and make sure all trash has been taken out. Be ready to meet with the movers to give any instructions that they may need, such as which items are fragile, or anything else they should be aware of.
Toys, Pets, Electronics
Children should check their own closets and the yard to make sure no toys have been stashed away that might be left behind. Small children may want to keep a favourite toy or two with them, but all others should be packed away. Teens may want to keep electronics with them such as a cell phone or tablet and should check that all chargers have been packed where they can be found. You may want to ask your teen to make sure all pet items have been packed. Kids can be placed in charge of keeping an eye on the family pet while the movers load the truck.
Final Items To Check Off
Once everything is loaded, take one more walk through the home. Lock all windows and doors and turn off the thermostat and all lights. Be sure that you have changed your address with credit cards, banks and loan providers, and that you have all other mail forwarded to your new address. Cancel utility service at your present home or transfer service to your new home.
Before you know it, you will have made it through moving day, and you will be in your new home, ready to start the next chapter of your life. If you’re looking for amazing home insurance for your new property, you’re always welcome to check out aha insurance online or call us and we’ll be glad to help you experience our vision of the future of insurance.