Whether you are moving to affordable self-storage or a new home, some things never change. Ah, moving day, that special time of year when most of your friends and family suddenly have pressing business elsewhere! Chances are a few kind souls will offer to help, though, so have a supply of snacks and cold drinks on hand.
The day of your move is all about getting you out of the old house and into the new one. If you’ve hired a moving company, all you’ll need do is oversee them, or stay out of their way entirely. If you haven’t, you’re going to need some strong family members and friends to help you load everything into the van.
Start at the back of the house and work your way forward, one room at a time. Close off each room as you finish with it, after making sure that it’s completely empty and giving it a final cleaning.
You’ll want to keep a couple of extra boxes or bags on hand to hold anything you’ve missed, along with essentials that you’ve left out until the last day. Make sure not to pack your driver’s license or your car keys!
If you have time, leave a note for the new occupants detailing any quirks in the plumbing or other information it would be helpful for them to know, to help get them started on the right foot.
It may sound silly, but plan to give yourself a quiet moment alone to reflect on the time you’ve spent in the home you’re about to say goodbye to. Moving can bring up unexpected emotions, and it’s wise to be prepared for them.
Make one final walkthrough, shut off the lights and the gas and make sure all the doors and windows are locked. That’s it; you’re ready to start the next phase of your life in your new house.
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