What to Do the Week Before You MovePosted on: Friday, November 18th, 2022
Last Minute Moving Tasks to Do in Your Final Week
Your moving day is in a week, but getting here took months of planning, groundwork, and hard choices. Most of the time, the days right before you move are some of the busiest days of the whole process. This is because you are getting everything packed up and ready to go. You can get rid of any anxiety you might be feeling if, in the week before you move, you finish tying up any loose ends that are left.
Check out our expert movers’ tips on what things you need to do in the last week before moving day.
Prepare Large Items and Appliances
As the day of your move approaches, it’s time to make sure everything is ready to go. Make sure your fridge and freezer are unplugged, defrosted, and given time to dry out so that water doesn’t leak onto other things. Before you can move washers and dryers safely, you have to unplug them from the wall and fix things like grandfather clocks. Most likely, your mover can help you find someone to do many of these things.
Don’t forget to take down anything that is permanently attached to your walls before the movers arrive. Paintings, towel racks, and curtain rods should be taken down and put on the floor. You might want to unplug your TVs, computers, and other electronic devices ahead of time and pack their cables.
If you are packing yourself, you will need to have all of your smaller items ready before the movers arrive. Most of the things you don’t need should already be in your bag. Now is the time to put your attention on setting up the rest of it.
Look through your drawers one last time and get rid of anything that could break or leak. It’s okay to leave soft things like clothes or blankets. Your mover will be able to move your furniture with these things in it.
Don’t forget to check all the cabinets, closets, storage closets, lockers, the attic, and the shed for things you might have left behind. Also, don’t forget to pack up anything you want to move from your work office and bring back anything you gave to friends or family.
Set Aside a Box of Essential Items
It’s a good idea to pack a box with things you might need right away when you get to your new home. It can take a while to unpack in a new place, so having some things set aside and easy to get to can help. Some ideas are to bring a basic tool kit, cleaning supplies, kitchen items like paper towels and paper plates, bathroom items like toilet paper, snacks, and easy-to-make foods.
Putting your supply box in a clear plastic container can help you see what’s inside and tell it apart from all the other boxes you’ll be moving. If this box is too big to fit in your car, ask your movers to load it last and unload it first so you can get to it quickly.
After you finish these last things, you should be ready for your big move. You can sit back and relax now that the hard part is over. On moving day, the movers will do all the heavy lifting. Contact us today to hire the best movers to make your moving day easy.