Being prepared is a major key to success be it in life, in sports, in your job or in simply daily tasks. Planning ahead allows you to be prepared and avoid potentially stressful situations. Moving is one of the most stressful things a person can do so it is most important to be prepared before you move. Prior to moving make sure you have everything you need by making a checklist and packing carefully. Below is a list of some items to have organized.
- Clean Clothes – Your moving clothes are sure to get dusty, sweaty and dirty from all the moving. Be sure to pack an extra pair of clothes for your family so you can feel more fresh and clean than you were.
- Snacks – You will probably be hungry after packing and moving all day. During your drive make sure to have some snacks and drinks to replenish and give you some energy.
- Clean Sheets – After a long move, you don’t want to have to dig through boxes trying to find clean sheets to sleep on when you get to your new home. Pack them separately with your clean clothes to save time and effort.
- Phone Numbers – Besides the numbers of friends and family you should probably also have a name and number for a plumber, electrician, the police department and a hospital just to be safe.
- Cups, Plates and Utensils – Plastic cups and utensils with paper plates should work fine. Just as long as you don’t have to unpack all of your kitchenware in order to eat a quick meal when you arrive at your new home. You won’t have the energy to cook a meal when you first arrive anyway.
- Kids Toys (If you have kids) – Keep the kids busy while you get the house in somewhat order or while you’re cleaning up. It’ll be nice to have the kids doing their own thing to get them out of your way for a while too!
- Heat/Air, Electricity, Water On – Be sure to have your heat/air, electricity and water all turned on before you get to your home. The last thing you want to do when you get to your new home is have your lights be out or not have water to freshen up.
- Toiletries – Toothpaste, soap and shampoo will be a welcomed sight after a long day of moving.
These tips should be a good start to your beginnings in a new home. Is there anything else we forgot? Leave us a note in the comments!
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