Moving Tips for Smooth Transition
A move is one of life’s biggest adventures, which means that this time of life can be very emotional. These tips will keep you calm:
- Make time to say goodbye to your old home. Get the kids and pets involved and have friends and family visit before you leave. Celebrate the time you spent there and then have a time for welcoming your new home!
- Pack yourself an “emergency survival kit.”Keep everything you need to survive the first few days in this kit so that if takes time to sort through and unpack your belongings, you’ll be prepared for the first week.
- Prioritize your unpacking list and then stick to the plan. Decide what needs to be unpacked and available first. This may include the children rooms and any pet items.
- Familiarize yourself with your new city and new neighborhood. Take a drive or a walk around the immediate area with your pets and children so that they can familiarize themselves with the new surroundings as well. Maybe even make a game of it by having a scavenger hunt.
- Get the bed ready. Designate one drawer of a dresser for sheets and towels so that you won’t have to rummage through boxes for these essentials the first night in your new home.
- Don’t forget to take care of the fridge! After you’ve thoroughly cleaned and dried the inside of your refrigerator, put a handful of fresh coffee, baking soda or charcoal in a sock or nylon stocking and place it inside to keep the interior smelling fresh.
- Pack heavy then pack light. Pack heavy items in smaller boxes and lighter items in large boxes
- Remember the bare necessities: toilet paper, telephone, toiletries, snacks, coffee (and pot), soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, and paper towels are some of the essentials you may need upon arrival at your new home. Pack a box with these types of items and ask your van foreman to load it last so that it will be unloaded first.
- Unscrew and remove light bulbs before packing your lamps.
- Be nice to your plants. When moving plants to your new residence via your car, try not to let foliage rest against the windows or the leaves may scorch in the sun.
- Enjoy and appreciate the help! Leave the hard work to us professionals! Sit back and relax, and look forward to the new opportunities, friends and experiences that are ahead of your move!