Moving? We know (from experience!) that you can never be too prepared. So, we’ve come up with a list that can help prevent any last-minute moving scares, mishaps or “oh no’s” that may come up. Even if you’re not moving right away, our Ultimate Moving Day Checklist is a great tool to have handy for when the day comes. We wish you a smooth and stress-free move, from the Medallion family, to yours.
We know you’ve heard this one before, but seriously, it’s the most important rule of all. Our best advice is to have your boxes prepared and labelled by room before the movers arrive. This will ensure you have everything ready to go, and allows you to focus on your important day-of duties.
If you have kids, arrange childcare
Trust us on this one: babysitters always make the day go by better. Not having to worry about your kids for the day can help you be more available for the things that need your attention. Arranging childcare also helps keep your little ones out of the way of the movers, or from getting into any boxes you may have already packed.
Pack a “first night” box
This is probably the most forgotten-about tip of them all. First night boxes include your basic toiletries, kitchenware, bedding and a few pieces of entertainment to keep the kids occupied. We promise, having one of these handy can ensure you a smooth, almost-stress-free first night.
Voice any special instructions for your moving crew
These instructions can be as simple as “which boxes are breakable”, “which boxes belong together”, or “which boxes go where”. We know this may seem obvious, but talking to your movers ahead of time can guarantee that nothing gets lost or misplaced during the move.
Clean, clean, clean
Taking the time to tidy up your old home is the nicest thing you can do for its new family. Also, cleaning is a great way to make sure you have everything packed up, as well as a way to hide any moving day “mishaps” (moving can do some serious damage).
Be kind, don’t leave anything behind
It seems like a no-brainer, but be sure to do a thorough walk-through of your home (two to three times!) before you head out. It will save you time in the future (from having to go back) and will help give the new owners a seamless moving experience. The one thing you can leave behind is a note with your new address on it, so the new family knows where to send your mail.
Cancel/transfer all utilities/services
If you can arrange this ahead of time, that is best. But moving your TV, Internet and phone over is quite the hassle, but you will appreciate the effort once you get there!
Make sure all windows and doors are locked
Before you leave your keys and head out the door, it is important to make sure that each window and door is locked. Also, make sure to turn off the water heater and AC, if possible.
Collect and turn in your keys
Last, but definitely not least, collect each set of keys from your family and neighbours. It is extremely important that every single key gets into the property manager’s hands.
And there you have it! We hope our ultimate moving day checklist helps you out on your big day. If you’d like to learn more about Medallion homes, please visit us at http://medalliondevelopments.com/.