Preparing for moving day is stressful enough on its own – you not only have to sort and pack through all your things, but you also have to make sure you inform the utility companies and postal service of your move as well as prepare your new home in advance, amongst other things. But your responsibilities don’t end when the day of your move comes. You may become even more stressed come moving day. What if you forget something? What if you lose a valuable item? What should you do with your documents? If you want moving day to be as stress-free as possible, here’s a list of the top things you will need on the day of your move.
On moving day, you may think that you already have all your boxes sorted and all your things placed in boxes. But last-minute emergencies are all too common – you may find out that you have forgotten to pack a particular item, or you may decide to bring something which you hadn’t planned on bringing. You may also end up having to repack certain things to make them extra safe, and so on. But if you don’t want to be in a panic dealing with last minute packing emergencies, you should make sure to have additional packing supplies on the day of your move. This includes several empty boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and other packing materials such as packing peanuts and packing paper.
All your essential documents
While it’s relatively easy to rely on the help of a removals company or a handy man with a van (like the man with a van Cheltenham Gloucestershire service from Advanced Removals & Storage) for moving your items, it’s still better if you transport your essential documents yourself. Keep your essential documents with you. This includes personal and family papers, any paperwork related to your relocation, such as your inventory and your contract of lease or purchase, and your checklist for moving (which will help you keep better track of your items on moving day). You should also make a list of important telephone numbers with you, such as medical services, automotive services, the number of your removals company, the numbers of relatives and friends, and so on. And, last but certainly not least: keep your keys with you at all times. Put your keys in a pocket or place them in a waist bag or purse which you can hold onto on moving day.
On moving day, make sure your electronics such as mobile phones, tablets, and cameras are charged and ready to go. You can use your tablet or phone to search for additional info, find a map, and contact your movers. So, make sure they are sufficiently charged and include some additional batteries as well as power strips, just in case. You can use your camera to take photos of the condition of your home when you leave it, but also to take pictures of the condition of your belongings before your move. You can also use a camera to take photos of your appliances’ wiring; this will help you reconnect your electronics and appliances much more easily when you’re at your new home.
There are other essentials as well: don’t forget food and beverages and a toiletry kit as well as important kitchen items (a tin opener, mugs and plates, cutlery), a change of clothes, and a First Aid kit.
Good luck and enjoy your new home!