8 Tips for Surviving Moving Day

Moving day can be incredibly stressful. Getting familiar with your new neighborhood and new home is tough enough but actually getting there is the most difficult process. Consider these tips that will help you survive moving day.

1) Pack a “first day” box.

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The last thing you want to worry about in your new home is where your essentials are. Save yourself time and stress by packing your “first day” box. Include all the essentials you will need for the first day in your new home. Consider toiletries and your routines, especially if you aren’t planning to unpack right away. If you haven’t yet selected the right mover, contact Matco of Canada who can help you with your move.

2) Take photographs of each box.

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As you are packing, make sure you take a photo of each box and what’s inside and then number them (and the photo. That way if you are wracking your brain for where you put a specific item, you can refer to your photo log. It will save time and stress in the unpacking process.

3) Photograph electronics and how you plugged them in.

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When boxing up your electronics, make sure you photograph how you plugged them in and pack the chords all together in a large ziplock bag. Label that bag exactly where these cords went to as well.

4) Prepare cold drinks for your movers.

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Put chilled water bottles in the fridge that you can give to your movers, whether it’s family, friends, or a professional. Moving is hot work and it’s nice to have something cold to drink if you break a sweat.

5) Have a big breakfast.

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It may sound like simple advice, but you want energy for moving day. So have a big breakfast filled with protein and healthy fixings. Cut back on the carbs which will only make you tired. That way when you are in the process of moving you will not want to have to break for a snack as much.

6) Keep your stuff in the drawers.

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One way to save time and energy in packing, is for any stuff already in drawers (like dressers, side tables, or desks), keep the stuff in them. all you need to do is wrap it in plastic wrap and that way you can easily transport the items with the stuff already inside. This saves you time and energy as well.

7) Charge your cell phones.

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This is an important tip that is necessary to call out. Make sure everyone in your home has their cell phone charged the day of the move. When communicating with family members, movers, and everyone else involved in the process, the last thing you want to worry about is waitinng for a full charge on your phone. Also, keep track of those charges!

8) Hire a pet sitter or prepare pet day care.

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One of the best things you can do for your mover is getting your pet out of the way for the day of the move. Hire a pet sitter or put your pet in daycare for the day of the move. This will ease the stress for the movers who won’t have to worry about getting out of the way of your dog or cat.

Make sure you contact Matco for all of your moving needs who can help make this a smooth process for you.

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