Planning Your Moving Day: A Guide

Moving from one place to another can seem like a hassle. You have to deal with organizing and packing all your stuff, decide what you want to keep and what you want to donate or throw away, handle the transportation logistics, and more.

Here’s a guide to help you plan your moving day to ensure you stay focused and on task.

Mark the Boxes Clearly

Whether you’ve hired a moving company, or you’ll be loading the boxes into your car and transporting them yourself, you need to label your boxes clearly, so you know what stuff is in what box.

Moving day is already very time-consuming and exhausting. If you don’t put clear labels on your boxes, you’ll have to reopen each one to check whether it needs to be loaded or will stay inside the apartment so you can deal with it later.

It’s better to mark boxes that contain fragile items such as silverware, glass vases, computer or laptop, etc., so you can remind yourself or your movers to handle it carefully. Also, check that you have all your paperwork related to moving with you, such as the lease contract for your new place, etc.

Remove All Obstructions Inside Your Home

Moving day is hectic and chaotic. You don’t need to be tripping over misplaced items and add to the mess. Before moving day arrives, prepare for it by clearing your home of unnecessary objects so you or the movers have plenty of space to move around and can easily walk in and out while carrying heavy boxes.

A good idea is to remove all potted plants from inside your home and push them back, so they’re against a wall and not near any doorway or in your porch or driveway. You should also roll up rugs, floormats, and doormats to eliminate any likelihood of someone slipping and falling.

If you have a door blocker, use it to keep your door open, so you or the movers don’t have to juggle with boxes to open the door as you’re coming and going from the house.

A box packed with children’s books

After all the boxes have been packed and loaded into the moving vehicle, remember to do a final walk-through of your home to ensure you’re not leaving anything behind. Check under beds, behind doors, within drawers, and inside medicine cabinets for any small things you might have mistakenly left out.

If you’re moving to a new location and need to sell your house fast, contact us at Integrity Residential Solutions LLC. We buy houses for cash in Akron, Canton, and Cleveland, Ohio. Contact us today and sell your home fast, so you’re free to move to a new place without worrying about your old one.

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