• Have your checklists and pens ready with you in your bag. • Clean up your refrigerator, stove, and other kitchen appliances. Make sure most of the food in the fridge will be consumed by moving day. • Make sure all your items for donation or gifting are picked up or delivered to their new owners. • Check that all utilities are already working properly in your new home. • Prepare several pieces of paper or post-it notes with your new address and your contact numbers to be given to your movers or to your entourage on moving day. ON THE DAY OF THE BIG MOVE • Pack away your beddings and disassemble all the beds in your home. • Have a last-minute meeting with your movers, if hiring any, and make sure they know how you want things to be done. Inform them of the box labels, where each box must go, and how they should be loaded. Make sure all your items are loaded and nothing gets left behind. • Distribute your post-it notes with contact numbers and the new address to every driver in the moving group. • Double check every room in the house before leaving, making sure that nothing is left. • Turn off all light switches, lock all windows and doors. • Make sure you arrive at your new home before the movers/ entourage. • Inspect your new home, making sure all utilities are in working condition. • Clean up your new home while it is still empty of your stuff. Open windows and cabinet doors to let fresh air in.
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