everything is ready for moving day. Clean up all the clutter, and check if the switches are working and whether electricity is already available. • Throw away all unneeded and unusable items, especially flammable items, such as leftover paint, spray cans, or propane. • Call up your relatives and friends who enlisted to help with the packing and moving and inform them of your schedule.
ONE WEEK BEFORE THE BIG MOVE
• If you’re hiring a moving company, make a call to confirm details, such as time of arrival and pickup. • Draw up a timetable for moving day, including items like time to start loading boxes, where/when to stop for lunch, estimated time of arrival at the new place, etc. This will give you a sense of what to expect and prepare for on the day itself. • With the help of volunteer family and friends, finish packing all your things, leaving behind only the essential items that you’ll be using every day. • Make sure all your boxes are properly packed and numbered, color-coded by room, if possible. This will help you in the unpacking process. Make sure there are labels on the tops and sides of the boxes. • Prepare a snack bag for moving day. Make sure to bring lots of water and high-energy food to sustain your strength while moving. • Have your checklists and pens ready with you in your bag. • Clean up your refrigerator, stove, and other kitchen appliances. Make sure most the food in the fridge will be 94
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