In order to ensure that moving day will be as stress-free as possible, you will want to make use of the following tips. Never assume that you can just “go with the flow” and that it will all work out. If you do that, instead of properly planning, you might find that you are pulling your hair out by the end of the move.
Get All Of Your Utilities On Ahead Of Time
If at all possible, you will want to have the utility services for your new home turned on several days prior to your move in date. This way, you will have a chance to go out to the new house to check everything over to ensure that the lights, the water, and the heat is working, especially if you are moving during the middle of a cold winter. You might also want to hire a contractor to do a quick inspection of everything, just to make sure that you aren’t likely to experience a lot of problems as soon as you move in and start using everything.
Set Up A PO Box For Your New Residence
Even if you have always had your mail delivered straight to your home in the past, and want to continue to do that, you might want to first have a PO Box set up. Once you have learned how to get a PO Box for your new area, you will want to have that set up. The reason you will want to have a PO box in the beginning is so you can get used to the new mail service in your area. You will want to learn, from your neighbors, whether the current home delivery for mail service runs extra slow or late. If you have a PO Box, your mail will be available early in the morning, which can be important for anyone that expects to receive important papers that they need to pay attention to during regular business hours. This is something that you can either set up online, or through your local post office and there is generally a small fee that will have to be paid monthly or yearly, depending on how the fees are set up.
Avoid Moving On A Friday
Even if this means that you are going to have to request a day or two off from work, it might be best to avoid moving on Friday, or over the rest of the weekend. The main reason for this is that if you get everything to your new place Friday evening, and find that something isn’t working right, you might be stuck in a bad situation until the next business day, which would be a couple days away. Also, there are going to be a lot of people that also tried moving on a Friday and they might have reserved all of the help that is available from the moving company’s local to you.
Keep One Bag Of Essentials On Hand For Each Family Member
Too many people make the mistake of packing up everything that they own, only to later realize that they are having a very hard time finding some of the things that they need the first day or two in their new home. Therefore, you will want to get a bag for each person in your family and fill it with two changes of clothes, personal hygiene items, and anything else they might need for a few days while everyone works on unpacking everything. You will find that this will cut down on a lot of stress and irritation during the first couple of days in your new home.
By simply taking the time to make use of those tips, along with others you might come across between now and the day you move, you will be sure to have the best moving experience ever.