Our ultimate moving checklist continues with the essential tasks you must complete on the day of your move. Follow this detailed moving day checklist in order to guarantee, to some extent, the happy ending of your residential move.
- Defrost your fridge
Let your refrigerator and/or freezer defrost at least 24 hours prior to Moving day. With enough time, you may clean your fridge right there and then, although it’ll make more sense to do it after the move.
- Keep your phone close by
Be sure to have your cell phone with you at all times, charged and operational, in case your moving company wants to contact you for some updates.
- Get a good night’s sleep
Go to bed as early as you can and try to get a good rest the night before your movers show up. Why? It’s important to have the energy, stamina, and concentration to survive Move day.
- Start Moving day early
Don’t make any costly Moving day mistakes like sleeping in. Instead, wake up early on Moving day to have some extra time to get everything ready. Take a deep breath and do everything in your power to keep your cool during one of life’s most stressful and unpredictable days.
- Wear appropriate clothes
Wear comfortable clothes that won’t restrict your movements but will still provide decent protection. Have closed footwear with anti-slip soles, preferably sports shoes. Avoid baggy clothes, jewelry, and any loose accessories.
- Ensure Moving day safety
Moving days can be plain dangerous. Make sure small kids and pets are cordoned off in a safe place in the home, far from the house moving action.
- Finish last minute tasks
Ideally, you won’t have any last minute jobs to complete before your movers knock at the door. Yet, if you do happen to have any unfinished tasks, get them done ASAP.
- Welcome your movers
Welcome your movers at the pre-arranged time, show them around your home and let them do what you’re paying them to do. Provide your hired laborers with beverages, snacks, and bathroom access.
- Clean the home you’re leaving
Follow a good home cleaning checklist to clean up the place before moving out in order to collect your security deposit (renters) or have a smooth home sale process (owners). Dispose of the cleaning products properly after that highly unattractive task.
- Do the final security check
Take a final walk around your home to make sure everything looks okay, and that nothing (or no one!) is left behind. Check whether all windows and doors are closed and locked up, and that electricity, water and gas supplies switched off before you move out.
- Start the relocation journey
Say goodbye to your old home and have a safe relocation journey to your new house or apartment, and your new life chapter as well.