If you have never moved into a new home or a new apartment, it can be both an exciting time and overwhelming time. With so much going on sometimes the small things tend to get overlooked. Here are the 9 tips to remember to make your moving day go more smoothly.
Moving Tip # 1 – Bring a cooler with ice
During moving day, whether you have friends, family, movers or you are doing it yourself, it is always a good idea to bring a cooler with ice. Moving can be an exhausting and hot experience and if the fridge was not left by the previous owners, it can be thirsty one. Staying hydrated and having a cool beverage at your disposal will make your moving experience a happy one.
Moving tip # 2 – Cleaning supplies
Before the moving truck arrives, you will want to make sure you give your house a well needed cleaning. Don’t forget to bring your cleaning supplies from your old home, so you don’t have to run to the store to get new ones. A floor cleaner, a mop, a bucket with sponges and window cleaners are just a few to have on the list. If you have carpet, don’t forget to place your vacuum in an easy to access area of your moving truck. Another area that should not be neglected is the bathroom. Don’t forget to bring toilet and bathroom scrubbers for day one cleaning. You can thank me later. 😊
Moving Tip # 3 – Closet Hangers
Nothing is better than waking up the next morning in your brand-new home with fresh shirts hanging in your closet. During moving day, dress shirts tend to get thrown around with everything else. Make sure you have plenty of closet hangers to hang up your dress shirts for the next day. Not only will it make you feel organized, but it will also bring your joy to wear a wrinkled free shirt that you got out of your huge walk in closet.
Moving Tip #4 – Bring plenty of bottled water and food
After the long day of moving into your new home, you will be hungry from all the physical and mental strain that the day has brought. The last thing you want to do after everything is in, is to go to the super market. Have plenty of bottle water and easy to make foods available for you and your family on moving day.
Moving Tip #5 – Box Cutter
One of the most important tools to bring to moving day is a box cutter. If you pack your own boxes with tape and bubble wrap, this is a very useful tool to have. I have experienced moving with and without a box cutter and this is something I will not forget again. It easily saved me time, effort and emotion when I had it.
Moving Tip #6 – Furniture sliders
Having the opportunity to move several times, I have learned the benefits of working smarter not harder. Furniture sliders look like little coasters that go under the legs of chairs, couches or any heavier furniture. These sliders make it much easier on you to move heavy items without scratching your floors. They are very useful items that can be found at Lowes or home depot at a low price.
Moving Tip # 7 – Lamps & Light bulbs
Additional items that tend to get overlooked is lamps and light bulbs. Your first night might be a dark one if you forget these items. Sometimes having your lamps and proper light bulbs help make your first few days feel like you’re at home. Grab your favorite reading lamp or that living room lamp that will bring character to your home and light up your day.
Moving Tip # 8 – Toiletries
On moving day your personal hygiene will probably be one of the last things on your mind. Make sure you bring your soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and anything you might need for a shower. Moving your own stuff is a very sweaty process, so don’t neglect to get toiletries. Making that fresh first impression to those welcoming neighbors will go along way.
Moving Tips # 9 – Trash cans & trash bags
It is common for trash cans and trash bags to get overlooked. Make sure you have plenty of them available for moving day. You would be surprised on how much trash piles up in one day from moving. Opening boxes and throwing them away as well as many trips to the dumpster will be a common occurrence. If you have kids or lazy family members, trash duty might be perfect for them.
With all those Tuesday moving tips set aside, it is finally time to sit down and enjoy your new home. Grab your favorite beverage and celebrate a new beginning in your new home.
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