Moving day is coming up fast. Maybe you’re worried that you’re not ready, or you don’t have everything you need. That’s a normal feeling for a lot of people during this important life transition. We’ll give you a few tips for being ready on your move-in day that should take some of the pressure off your shoulders.
Dress for the Occasion
Moving involves a lot of physical labor, so on move-in day, you don’t want to wear something nice or new. You will have to do a lot of work, so you need to dress accordingly. Make sure you can easily move in your outfit and prepare for whatever weather you’ll encounter once you arrive.
Pack an Essentials Bag
Not having a bag full of your essentials is a big move-in mistake. Trying to find all your essentials when they’re spread out among everything else you own proves a huge hassle on that first night. It’s unlikely you’ll have everything unpacked by the end of the move-in day, so you need to have your essentials squared away. Here are some things you should have ready in your essentials bag:
- Electronics chargers
- Clothes for a day or two
Have Food Planned Out
Moving will no doubt make you hungry. The last thing you’ll feel like doing after you’ve unloaded the moving truck is cooking an entire meal for yourself. A good tip for being ready on your move-in day is to prepare food beforehand, so you don’t need to think about it when you sit down for dinner. Alternatively, research a restaurant to pick up dinner from near your new home. You can splurge for takeout on a day as stressful as your move-in day.
Know Where All Important Paperwork Is
There’s going to be a lot of paperwork involved in your move, and you can’t afford to let anything go missing. Lease agreements, parking passes, utility notices—all these things and more should go into a secure folder that you keep close by so nothing gets lost. You’ll thank yourself later when you desperately need a document you’ve filed away already.
Memorize Mover Schedule
If you hire movers to come and help you, you should know their schedule like the back of your hand. Make sure you know when they will come to pick up your belongings, how long it will take them to drive to your new place, and their estimated time of arrival. When you know these things, you can plan the rest of your day around when the movers will arrive at different places.