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What To Do On The Moving Day?

If this is your first time moving house, then chances are that you are dealing with matters as they arise. There is a lot of advice available online about what you should do in the days leading up to moving, but no one ever speaks much about the realities of moving day. Sure, if you have hired a removals company, much of your work is taken care of by them but there is still a lot that you have to take care of. Here are some tips on how to prepare for moving day so that you can have a smooth move and settle in your new home comfortably.1.    Prepare for the first day in your new houseWhen you move into your new place, you and your family will need a lot of things on the first night. You may not have had the time to unpack fully on moving day, or things might be put away somewhere else. To avoid confusion, pack an overnight bag for each member of the family which will include some clothes and toiletries they might need that night and morning after. Also include a bag of essentials which will have some snacks, cutlery, plates, glasses, cloth, tissues, etc. Do not pack your valuables and important documents in the boxes and put them in the van. Rather keep them in a secured case and take them with you in the car. 2.    Keep a look out on everyoneMoving day will see a lot of people coming in and out of your house. You will have removed the security locks and alarms and your doors will be open. It is probably a good idea to keep an eye on every activity that is happening around the house, or ask a friend to. This is not only to ensure the security of your belongings but also to prevent any accidental mishap from occurring. If possible, take your valuables and keep them in a friend’s house before you move. 3.    Book an appropriate vehicle sizeBefore moving day, call the moving company and make sure the vehicle you book is available and large enough to accommodate all your belongings. Whether you are using the entire removal package or just hiring a man with a van, it would be a good idea to ask the company to survey everything that you intend to move. This will help to estimate the vehicle size they need to send and the additional equipments and crew required.4.    Keep pets and children out of the wayMoving is stressful enough without having the additional responsibility of keeping children and pets away from potential hazards and from interrupting the movers. Either of them can react badly to the upheaval in your old house. Therefore, it would be a good idea to get friends to help with them. You could leave them at a neighbour’s or friend’s house or ask them to come over to take care of them while you move. 5.    Make and carry food with you Don’t waiting until the morning of moving day to prepare breakfast and lunch to carry and eat during the move. All your kitchen stuff should be packed away by then, so get your breakfast, lunch and dinner ready the night before and pack them in disposable boxes (if you are not planning to order home delivery).  Pack food and drinking water in excess and stuff them in your car for later. You could also arrange with a friend or family member to send you meals on the day of the move. Either way, make sure that the amount of work you’d have to do in the kitchen on relocation day should involve only heating your food and putting it on a plate.