On your actual moving day you will want to keep the following moving tips in mind to help that specific day go smooth.
Moving Tip #1: Make sure all of your beds are free from sheets and comforters. You don't want the beds loaded into the truck with your bedding on it- they could get damaged and very dirty.
Moving Tip #2: Be there when the movers arrive. If you are doing a self-move, make sure you have plenty of people to help you. One way to get people to help you in a self-move- FOOD. Offering food to friends and family in return for helping you move is a great incentive. If you are moving with a moving company, make sure you are present the day of the move and ask questions if you have any. Go over all paperwork with the moving company and confirm estimated dates of delivery, as well as the condition all of your items are in the day of moving. You can even take digital photos of everything right before loading- this is an added insurance to you. You can use those pictures to prove the item's condition should something be damaged in the move.
Moving Tip #3: Stay at your old home until every last item is loaded onto the truck. You need to make sure nothing is missed.
Moving Tip #4: Clean your home when everything is out of it. It is just common courtesy to leave your home in good condition for the person who is buying it or renting it from you.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|