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  • Writer's pictureMichael Sciranko

Don’t Forget these Things Before Moving Day!

Updated: Mar 22, 2022

The process of moving can be a long and taxing process. It is easy to get bogged down in mundane and time-consuming tasks such as cleaning, filling up boxes, and getting furniture ready to go. Along with those important tasks to accomplish before moving day, some jobs are often overlooked and instead done at the last minute. Look over this list before your moving day arrives to ensure you don’t forget anything that could make your life easier.

Have a Plan for Meals

Many people get caught up in their work and forget to eat. The problem on moving day is that you might find that all your food and dishes are packed away when you remember to eat. It is essential to have a meal plan before moving day starts. It could mean leaving out a few things that you can pack up at the end of your move, or it could be ordering a pizza and buying paper plates. Either way, once moving day is here, you will be glad to have a meal plan in place.

Have a Plan for Pets

One thing often forgotten until moving day is what to do about your indoor pets. On moving day, the front door is often left open for hours, and there are “strangers” in your house. This is not a recipe for a quiet and safe moving day for some animals. Some solutions would be to have some pet sitters lined up for moving day or an enclosed area in the yard for the animals during the moving process. This isn’t is a big decision to make, but if you put it off until moving day, you may find a viable solution harder to come by.

Downsize Unneeded Clothes and Furniture

Moving provides an excellent opportunity to downsize your things. Often people will not realize how much they have accumulated since their last move until moving day is already here. (Check out this article designed to help you downsize!)

Let your Food Supply Drop

In the weeks preceding your move, it may be good to lower the amount of groceries you pick up. When moving day comes around, there will be less food that you need to either pack in coolers or throw away. Another thing to consider (if it is an option for you) would be to eat at restaurants for a couple of nights before moving day. This lowers the amount of grocery shopping you need to do, and it will help you be able to pack all of your dishes before moving day arrives.

Pack Essential Toiletries in an Easy to Find Location

There is nothing worse than thinking that the stress of moving day is over and then realizing that you have no idea where you packed the toilet paper. Instead, I would recommend packing an “overnight bag” of sorts. So that you only have to do the unpacking that you want to do on your first night at the new place.

There is a lot to remember when it comes to your moving day. Remember that nobody’s moving day goes exactly as planned, and it is okay if there are a few unexpected hurdles to figure out. Hopefully, this list of things will help you be better prepared when your moving day finally does arrive.


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