>> Nov 7, 2015
Developing a pre-moving day list and having an arrival plan can make a move across town or a move to a new city less stressful. Organization is a key factor in making a move progress as smoothly as possible. The following ideas can help make your first day, and the days immediately following your arrival, at your new home more pleasant.
Before moving day arrives, you should make arrangements to assure that when you get to your new place, the power and water will be on. Without benefit of these, your first day and night will be very unpleasant. There's a lot of things to check out when you move. You'll want to locate a physician, know where the closest hospital or urgent care is located, find a vet if you have pets and visit the school your child will attend. Because so many tasks fall on your shoulders when you're settling in after a move, it's great to know that you can rely on a service such as Moving Specials to search and find the best cable and internet bundles in your area.
As you pack boxes for the move, be sure to put a contents label on the outside of the box. It's not likely that you'll unpack every box on the day you arrive at your new house. You'll want to be able to easily locate high priority items so that you can unpack those boxes first. As you're packing, be sure to pack an "arrival box" for each person in the family. These boxes can include a child's favorite toy, their pajamas, a few games to keep them busy while you're unpacking and some of their favorite snacks. Pack a box for yourself that includes coffee or tea, a mug, creamers and sugar if you use them, some comfortable house shoes and your sleepwear. A blanket is always a good item to pack in an arrival box. Be sure you pack a small box that includes the pet's food and water bowls, its bed and some toys.
To ease the stress that often accompanies moving day, take a break from unpacking. Take a walk around the neighborhood or a drive around town. Go get some ice cream or stop in at the nearest coffee shop. A short break from unpacking can help you relax and recharge.