From finding day care for your children to marking your boxes that you just packed, you must not overlook these important things to do moving tips.
George Maier, Editor for Eastern Connection Movers Monday Apr 15, 2013
" Practically every person we knew and our pastor and the people from our church tried to get our California King mattress up our steps says Jack Cahill and his family of Philadelphia, PA, this family has moved from Philadelphia to South Florida and back again. This family said after falling to get the mattress up the stairs and a long frustrating experience the all gave up and had to purchase a new bed. Jack said that he learned his lesson and first before doing any self moving make sure you measure all areas as to where you will be working and moving items through, such as up steps or even down a hallway or thru a door frame before you waste your time trying to fit something thru when all you will be doing is scratching your walls and doing other damages."
Stories like this one reminds us that moving is not for the faint of heart and never easy. Sometimes a new job will make you relocate ( Even on little notice), so there are a lot of things to do before moving date and on the day and after your move date.
If you are moving across town or across state lines you will need to read these 11 items we forget to do when you move.
Before the move.
1. Inform any academic institutions
Parents in some cases forget to notify their children's academic institutions
Before or enough in advance of the move. George Maier, Editor for Eastern
Connection Movers makes it his goal to inform parents to advise their children's
academic institutions at least 1 month in advance before they would like their
kids to start. You should let administrators also know your preplanned moving
date and also if you are moving locally and your move is 200 miles from your
old residence try to schedule a tour of the new school in advance of the moving
2. Notify your caregivers.
Before you move advise your baby sitter, lawn care guy, House cleaning and
whoever else that needs to be notified of your relocation that you are moving
on such date. Inform your children that they will be getting a new baby sitter
3. Make your moving day anxiety free.
Out of all of your pre-move chaos, you may be forgetting a real important
Person your life and that is your children. It best to help them through this
Move by" Spending a lot more time with them if you can" and just before
Your moving date. A good idea might be by reading a book to them or
Going out for a family outing like going to a ice cream store.
4. Set up child care.
It is best to avoid last minute child care. Get this set up at least 4 days in
advance of the moving date or obtaining a baby sitter. If you are moving
nearby you might want to consider going to your new town and checking out
new child care facilities.
5. Marking your boxes in advance of the moving date.
Now, that you have purchased your moving boxes, you are probably asking
Yourself how to label them? You probably are thinking about going down
to your local truck rental place and purchasing those color coded self
stickers right! Save your money do what our professionals do when we do
all of the professional packing for our customers and that is to go to your
local art supply store and purchase 2 wide black felt magic markers and
the cost should be under five dollars. After packing your boxes take one
of your markers and in the top right hand corner on the side write which
room it goes in at your new residence.
6. Pack the first box to be opened.
To avoid delays in obtaining certain important items it is recommended that
you pack a special box with certain items that you may need upon arriving
at your new location and label it special items. Pack the boxes with what
items you think you will need.
7. Contact township or your city .
Before your moving date make certain that you have been in contact with
any township offices such as trash collection and even making sure that
your house has been approved by your township and you have obtained
a certified occupancy permit so that there will not be any problems to
or for your buyer purchasing your home from you. It is a good thing to
have that peace of mind that everything has been done before you move.
On Your Moving Day.
8. Our company recommends packing a back pack or box full of various
Items like toys for your children to keep their minds off the move. Pack
a walkman radio for your children to listen to kids radio or even some
children's books & even a DVD player to play movies for your kids to
during the moving date. All of these ideas are really creative to making
the move go more smoothly.
9. Make reservations at a motel or hotel.
On the evening of your move it is best to plan to stay at a motel or hotel
if your home furnishings isn't being delivered the same day of your
moving date. Most people or families that are moving forget to make
accommodations for a place to stay on the night that they are being
10. Care for your pets.
Making your cat or dog or pet comfortable during the move is important
not only to them but you as well. You can move the pets yourself or we
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