Moving day is often chaotic and exhausting, but with a little planning, you can minimize the likelihood of a moving horror story.
You’ve organized, planned, and sorted until you can no longer see straight and now the big day is finally within sight. You’re probably bracing yourself for a stressful move, but we’re here to help everything run as smoothly as possible.
You might not be able to rest and relax quite yet, but with these moving tips, you can rest assured that you’ve done everything in your power to execute a flawless moving day.
Moving day is notoriously long and tiring, so make sure you go to bed early and get plenty of sleep the night before. In the morning, wake up early enough to give yourself sufficient time before the movers arrive without having to run around haphazardly. It might not seem that significant now, but taking a moment to enjoy a cup of coffee and a healthy breakfast will help you start the day off on the right foot and get ready for your relocation adventure.
The clothes you choose to wear can make or break your moving day. Have you ever seen a group of professional movers wearing sandals and Bermuda shorts? No? That’s because movers know first-hand how critical it is to wear comfortable and functional clothing.
Moving is grueling enough without wearing something that will irritate you all day. Here are a few essentials to consider when planning your moving day attire:
- Close-toed shoes – You’re going to spend hours on your feet, so opt for a pair of sturdy shoes with anti-slip soles that can withstand the challenge.
- Comfortable pants – Moving comes with a lot of squatting, bending over, and contorting your body into some uncomfortable positions while maneuvering furniture down a set of stairs. Ditch your stiff jeans and be prepared with a pair of pants or leggings that are flexible.
- A breathable top – Moving requires a lot of physical exertion, so breathable fabric is key. Even if you’re moving in the thick of winter, opt for a top that will prevent overheating or excessive sweating. Layers are your best friend during a chilly move, so come ready with a sweatshirt or jacket that you can easily remove once your blood gets pumping.
- Sun protection – Since you’ll be spending a majority of the day outside, SPF is essential during a big move. Most people ease up on sunscreen use during the winter, but the sun’s rays don’t take a back seat during the changing seasons. Keep this in mind as you plan for your move, regardless of the weather or month.
- What not to wear on moving day – Steer clear of jewelry, sandals, brand new clothes, anything that’s restrictive, or excessively baggy clothing.
Moving day isn’t the time to focus on packing; this should be done beforehand and we recommend starting as early as possible. That said, there are always leftover belongings that will need to be boxed up in the eleventh hour. Here we’re talking about toiletries, towels, sheets, kitchen utensils, chargers, and other items you use daily. To accommodate these items, have a few boxes labeled and ready to fill up in the morning.
Prepare Essential Moving Day Items
As you’re packing, set aside a container for items you’ll need on the day of your move; an empty laundry basket works well for this. You’ll want to have the following items on-hand:
- Spare packing supplies (A permanent marker, packing tape, scissors, a few extra boxes, and bubble wrap)
- Cleaning supplies (Broom and dustpan, a few rags, feather duster, a universal cleaning solution, trash bags, wet wipes, etc.)
- Read-to-eat snacks and refreshing drinks
- A small, basic toolkit
- A day’s worth of toiletries and medicines (or more for long-distance moves)
- Essential kid or pet items
Make Arrangements for Kids and Pets
Kids, pets, and moving do not mix well together. If possible, make arrangements for your small children and pets to spend time with friends or relatives. You’ll accomplish more in a short amount of time without any little helpers clinging to your leg.
Watch the Weather
If we could control the weather, everyone’s moving day would be beautiful, clear, and temperate. Despite having no control, you can try to plan your move around nice weather as much as possible.
When selecting your moving day, look ahead at the forecasted weather and pick a day where wind and precipitation aren’t forecasted. If you’re locked in on a day that’s less than ideal, checking the forecast will give you a few days to adequately prepare.
Work With Professionals
If you’re looking for the most effective way to take the stress out of the moving process, hiring movers is the way to go! Moving companies have experience with all types of moves, so they have the expertise necessary to carry out your relocation, no matter the scale. They’re also experts in safety, so you can save yourself from sustaining possible injuries and eliminate damage to your items.
One concern that holds people back from hiring a moving company is the cost, but this will actually help you save money in the long run. When you hire a reliable moving company, you won’t have to gather and pay for your supplies. You’ll also avoid pricing out the cost of renting a truck, filling up gas, arranging a storage unit, or any of the other moving cost variables that tend to add up fast. In the end, the cost of hiring movers will feel like a bargain.
Best of the West Movers Is the Key to a Flawless Move
If you don’t want to deal with the stress of packing, loading, moving, and unloading, Best of the West Movers is here to help you execute a flawless moving day. Although moving can be stressful, we want to help create positive memories for you and your family during this transitional time.
Whether your destination is Salt Lake City, South Jordan, Bountiful, or Draper, we’ll take the hassle out of your move so you can focus on settling into your new surroundings. Get in touch with us today to receive your free estimate and get started!