The big day is here, and no matter how ready you think you are, chances are, you aren’t!! Have you thought about how to deal with exhaustion? Distractions? Unforeseen obstacles? What about the fact that the WHOLE neighborhood is watching?
Here are 3 tips that might come in handy and might help save your sanity on moving day.
#1: Anticipate Distraction!
Some of the distractions will come from the new neighbors. You’re just trying to unload the moving truck but the neighbors won’t offer to carry anything, they just have questions! ~ what did you pay for the house? are you making any changes? do you have children and want to join a playgroup? Be ready, have your answers rehearsed. The best answer may be “I’d love to chat but can we do this a bit later, maybe tomorrow when the truck is emptied?”
#2: Fight Exhaustion!
The physical and mental stress of moving out of the old home and into the new one, even if you have lots of help, will disrupt your routines. Fast-food and junk food may seem like an easy fix, but you really need more substance to be continually refreshed and recharged during the moving process. Stock up on healthy snacks, bottles of water and energy drinks. And don’t try to do it all at once ~ there is plenty of time to unpack the boxes after the big furniture is in the next day after you’re refreshed and rested.
If you prepare for the worst, you won’t be surprised by some common moving day problems…the couch won’t fit through the door (measure furniture and doorways prior to the big day)…the cable and internet can’t be hooked up for 2 weeks (call the cable company 2 weeks prior to the move and schedule a set up for the day after the move)…the moving truck can’t fit in the driveway (make sure there is a clear path for the movers especially if there is snow or ice on the ground).
Moving day can be fun…if you have the right help, take deep breathes and prepare…prepare….prepare!!