That’s why it’s important to know what to do during the final week of your move. Here are some tips that will help you prepare for wherever the road takes you.
1. Throw out and donate what you don’t need anymore
Before you start packing everything you own, take a look at what you have. Take out everything in your closet and sort through what you don’t need anymore. If you haven’t used an item within the past few years, you probably won’t use it again. You’ll be surprised at all the items you haven’t worn in ages! Go through your kitchen, living room and bedrooms as well. The sheer amount of items we accumulate over the years is quite frankly shocking.
2. Separate your belongings into different boxes
It will be easier to unpack in your new home when all of your boxes are organized. Make sure you don’t pack different rooms in different boxes. For example, don’t place your kitchen utensils in the same box with your bathroom toiletries. Also, be sure to label your boxes in a dark bold color – preferably a dark black permanent marker.
3. Live in your suitcase for a little while
Since you’ll be packing non-stop for a few days, take a few moments to decide what you’ll need to wear for the next week. Instruct everyone to have one suitcase that will hold essential shirts, sweaters, pants, underwear, socks and shoes. Pack the suitcase as if you were going on a trip for one week. This strategy is especially effective for children as they will feel as if they are escaping for a fun filled family get-a-way.
4. Pack a box specifically for your essentials
Make sure that you have at least one box that stores your essential items. These should be the things that will help you ease into your new place without issues. Pack pieces of utensils, a few plates, a couple of mugs, paper towels, dish soap and some glasses for the kitchen. Also, bring your toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, shampoo bottle and toilet paper for the bathroom. Not having access to your essentials can lead to a huge headache.
5. Create an agenda for the last day
You need a game plan for moving day. Knowing you have an agenda for the last day will help you feel great. List your moving company and landlord’s contact information on a sheet of paper. If you haven’t paid the moving company yet, make sure you have a check for them on moving day. With Jia Jia Intl Moving Inc by your side, your move will go smoothly.
Take the time to think about what needs to happen on the final days of your move. Every family is a little different, but most of us require some of the same essentials to prepare for our new place of residence.