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What to do the day before the move? 5 Tips to Ensure Peace and Ease

Before you start feeling overwhelmed by the logistics of moving, we have created a list of things to do the day prior to your move to ensure peace and ease!



September 29, 2021

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Over the years Matt and our team has moved hundreds of families and one thing they have learned is that most people don’t prepare enough to smooth what is always a stressful period in their lives. Moving out can be stressful but so can moving in. That is when people realize that your everyday essentials are buried under hundreds of boxes, you can’t figure out how to plug the TV, and you can’t even brush your teeth! 

To keep you from  feeling overwhelmed by the many details of moving, we created a list of five things to do the day prior to your move to ensure peace and ease! 

  1. Pack a basic necessities bag

The last things that you pack are the most important things for the first night away! Make sure you have everything you need that are essential for your day-to-day activities. 

Tip: Place this bag in the passenger seat of your car or in place with easy access. 

  • Toiletries (travel size shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Any essential medications 
  • Phones with respective chargers
  • Change of clothes
  • Wallet 
  • Keys 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Towel

  1. Pack a bag/box with basic bedding 

One of the first pieces of furniture you will be setting up in your new place will be beds. Make sure you have a bag/box with one set of basic bedding per bed for the very first night. 

Tip: label the box and place it in the bedroom once you unload. 

  • One set of sheets per bed
  • Blankets 
  • Pillows

  1. Buy paper plates & cups!

The least of your worries on moving day should be washing dishes! Use paper plates and cups on your last few days in your old house and first days in your new house so that you are able to securely package fragile kitchenware.

  1. Take pictures of cables and electronic set-up 
  • Plugging in electronics and appliances can be a real pain; there are so many cables and every plug looks the same! This is where your phone camera will come in handy as you can capture how everything is set-up and replicate it later in your new place!

  1. Have a handy cleaning caddy

Cleaning is the first step of the moving-in process; therefore, it is important to have the necessary supplies available at your new place. 

This may include the following: 

  • Multipurpose antibacterial cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Multisurface floor cleaner 
  • broom/ dustpan 
  • Duster
  • Paper towels 
  • Cleaning cloths 
  • Mop/ Swiffer

Follow these five simple steps for a seamless transition to the next chapter of your life!

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