Tips For A Great Moving Day

Aug 05, 2021

Moving into a new home is exciting, but it can create a lot of stress if you don’t have a good plan in place ahead of your move. To help, we’ve compiled our best tips for making your next move a smooth one.

A Few Weeks Before Your Move

To ensure that you’re prepared well in advance, here are a few things to consider a couple weeks out from your move:

  • Schedule movers
  • Schedule a cleaning service for your old home and maybe your new one too after the moving dust settles
  • Schedule your utility transfer/cut-off date
  • Have a garage sale
  • Acquire packing supplies
  • Begin packing room by room and label all your boxes so you know what’s inside

The Day Before Your Move

To ensure you’re ready to go the morning of your move, here are some tips to stay organized and relaxed:

  • Color code or label boxes according to each room you want them to be placed in
  • Pack plenty of water and snacks in easy-to-find places
  • Have cash on hand for tipping the movers
  • Board your pets so they won’t be harmed during the hustle and bustle of moving
  • Pack your essential items separately for the first night in your new home

The Day of Your Move

You made it – moving day is here! Follow these suggestions for a successful, stress-free day:

  • Wake up early to get a head start on the day
  • Secure valuable/breakable items that you want to make sure won’t be lost
  • Pack up any last-minute items that were left out and throw away any perishable food
  • Do a final walkthrough to make sure you aren’t missing anything
  • Label or color code the rooms at your new house so movers know which room to place boxes in (sticky notes are useful to place on doors or frames)

Moving is tough work! Regardless of whether you have an easy move or a more stressful one, at the end of the day, being in your new home is what matters. For more moving tips or to find the next home of your dreams, contact your InterLinc loan originator.