Your Final Moving Day Checklist

Your Final Moving Day Checklist

by Edmonton Storage Guy

Ah, moving day, that special time of year when most of your friends and family suddenly have pressing business elsewhere! Chances are a few kind souls will offer to help, though, so have a supply of snacks and cold drinks on hand.

If you’re lucky enough to have hired professional movers, you can spend part of the day exchanging goodbyes with friends and neighbors. If not, you can enlist those friends and neighbors to help you load up the moving van!

Go through your house, emptying one room at a time. Keep a sturdy chair or footstool nearby to check the top shelves of cupboards, and a flashlight to look into the backs of closets. Once that’s done, sweep, mop, or vacuum, do one final walkthrough, and then close the door. Make it clear to those helping you that sealed rooms are finished with, so that people aren’t trailing dirt into rooms that are empty and clean.

Have a few extra boxes or bags handy to hold any overlooked items, and essentials that you’ll need right away in your new place. Clearly label the containers holding your essentials, so you can find them when you need them.

Leave out any instruction manuals for appliances and equipment that are staying with the old house. There’s no sense in moving something you don’t need, and the new occupants will appreciate it.

It may sound silly, but plan to give yourself a quiet moment alone to reflect on the time you’ve spent in the home you’re about to say goodbye to. Moving can bring up unexpected emotions, and it’s wise to be prepared for them.

Read the electric, gas, and water meters one last time so you can check your final bills to see that they’re accurate. Lock everything up tight, and make sure all the lights and appliances are turned off. Then hop in the van and start it up; you’re ready to go.

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