• Distribute your post-it notes with your contact numbers and the new address to every driver in the moving group. • Double-check every room in the house before leaving, making sure nothing is left. • Turn off all light switches, and 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’s still empty. Open windows and cabinet doors to let in fresh air. • Direct your movers with unloading your boxes; show them where each box must go. • Finally, unpack what you need for the rest of the day and set up your beds and beddings while you have help. It’s probably after 11:00 p.m. by now, the first night in your new place. Pizza boxes are stacked on tables not yet positioned. Soda and water bottles stand guard in the eerie quiet of unfamiliar surroundings that feel somehow like, well, home. You’ve got days of settling in yet to make this your home. But good job for getting to this point! And welcome home! CHOOSING AND HIRING A MOVER
The checklist above is as thorough as it gets, with the weekly tasks to tick off as you go along the way. However, a big factor to consider is whether to hire a mover. Movers are a big help with all the items you need to pack, load, and transport over a long distance. If you’re bringing several rooms of furniture and a family load of personal possessions, hiring a moving company will decidedly be the practical choice.
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