Moving day is the culmination of major efforts to get everything boxed up, secured and otherwise ready for the trip to your new home. It's often a long day filled with hard work, too. How can you make moving day easier and simpler? Consider this advice:
Plan ahead and prepare
While some moves have to happen quickly, many involve some lead time that can be put to good use. If you use a professional, reliable packing service, this major obligation will be taken care of for you - you just need to handle the items movers can't bring on their trucks. If you decide to fill boxes yourself, get to work early and try to do a little each day. If you can have everything that isn't used on a daily basis boxed up a few days before the move, you'll have far less to worry about.
Similarly, a plan for managing a move if the weather is uncooperative is also important. This strategy can be as simple as ensuring everyone has raincoats and a hand-off point is in place to stop wet or muddy shoes from entering your new home. Having these details nailed down ahead of time means a simple and straightforward moving day.
Be rested, well-fed and ready to go
There's lots of excitement and sometimes stress before a move. It can be hard to get a restful night of sleep before the big day, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Eat a nutritionally balanced meal for dinner and budget for a full eight hours of rest to get off on the right foot.
You should also make sure you and your family can easily grab breakfast and, if you're a coffee drinker, some java to help wake up the morning of. A clear head and a full stomach go a long way toward making moving day less worrisome and more productive.
Work with a professional, courteous and secure moving company
It's possible to move yourself, but taking that path guarantees more work on moving day and during the weeks leading up to it. Partnering with the safe, respectful and qualified professionals at Atlas means your moving day is far less complicated and labor-intensive than it otherwise would be. To make the most of your new home, leave the heavy lifting of moving day to the professionals and simply oversee the process. You'll start things off in your new home on the right foot.