Moving is a big endeavor and the most important day is, of course, the day you move. In order to make your move as pleasant as it can be, it is important to start planning and preparing several weeks before the day. Two important things, you will need, are a moving checklist and an itinerary for the day you move. The day, you move, can be quite hectic so making an itinerary and following it as closely as possible can help prevent any headaches. Here are 8 things you should definitely include on your move day itinerary:
Ensure You Have All Your Important Documents
Forgetting to take all your important documents does not only cause an inconvenience but can expose you to identity theft if they get into the wrong hands. So, check all your important documents to make sure that nothing is missing.
Don’t Leave Anything Behind
Check all the rooms, including the bathroom, to make sure that nothing you own is left.
Leave All the Items for the New Tenant in an Easy-to-find Location
After you move out, someone will likely move in. Leave the keys, remote controls, security system codes and manuals for appliances in an easy to find location, so the new tenants can easily find them. An easy-to-find location, such as the kitchen counter would be a good place.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Whether you will be traveling a long distance or a relatively short distance, it is important to be comfortable. Make sure that everyone is dressed comfortably and according to the weather.
Check Your Car
You definitely don’t want to have a flat tire, run out of gas or have a breakdown along the way, so check your car early in the morning to make sure it is ready for the move.
Eat Before Leaving
It is important to have food for the journey ahead. Make sure that your children eat enough food so they aren’t hungry as soon as the trip begins If you are moving in the morning, make sure that you eat breakfast. If you are moving in the afternoon, make sure that you eat lunch.
Confirm Hotel Reservations
If you are going to be staying in a hotel along the way, call the hotel to confirm your reservations.
Check the Weather Report
You don’t want to be caught in a snow storm or a hurricane on your way. If you’re moving long distance, map out your route and track the weather along the way. If there is a forecast of bad weather, you’ll have time to find an alternate route.
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