If your closing day is fast
approaching, the pressure is on to pack, wrap up loose ends and get your
finances in order. While it can be a stressful time, tackling these tasks in an
orderly fashion, without leaving everything to the last minute, will greatly
reduce your stress level and help ensure that your next move is a happy one!
Here are some tips for
ensuring a stress-free moving day:
Hire a reputable moving
company well in advance, asking friends and family for recommendations. Get
quotes from a few companies. Once you’ve chosen a mover, get everything in
Get packing. Collect necessary supplies and aim to pack two or three
boxes every day during the month leading up to your move. Have a few boxes set aside for last minute
items from your bathroom, bedroom and kitchen.
If you have children who will be changing school districts, notify
their new school about their start date. It might help make the transition to
your new community easier to get them signed up for the extra curricular activities
that they’re used to.
If you have pets, make arrangements for them on the day of the move,
whether with a family friend or kennel.
Be sure to organize important documents (passports, financial
statements, vaccination records, etc.) and keep them in an easily accessible
spot that you won’t forget. On moving day, keep house keys, alarm codes and
garage door openers close by so you have them handy for passing on to the new
If you think ahead and start
planning your moving steps, it will help you in the long run. Follow these
steps in order to keep some of that moving stress off and get ready to enjoy
your new home!