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So, the big day is finally here! Yep, after months of planning and a LOT of stress, you are finally moving out of your old house and into your shiny new one. With the process being as difficult as it often is, you are probably breathing a sigh of relief that the whole thing is coming to a close. But remember that it's not over until the fat lady sings - you still have a day to go before you turn the key in your new place, and this day is more important than you might think. There are plenty of specific things you need to go the day before you move - and even if you think you're the most organized you've ever been in your life, you are bound to forget something! Here's a foolproof checklist for that all important last day before you move.
Packing- Yep, it goes without saying, but make sure you have everything packed and organized within an inch of its life. The golden rule is to leave any 'essentials' until last - so phone chargers, your children's favorite toys, toiletries, etc. Ensure that you have plenty of boxes - more than you need, in fact. The last thing you need on moving day is being caught short and having to carry the last of your possessions into the van one by one! Make a point of hiring moving companies who will be able to help you dismantle certain pieces of furniture - if you don't, you're on your own with that one. Don't forget any other fixtures such as curtains or lamps, if you intend to take them with you. Disconnecting your electronics before you leave is also very important, and you will need to defrost the fridge freezer too.
Create a 'moving day' package- When the big day arrives, you are going to need to have certain items to hand. Once everything is packed up there's no going back. So make sure you have all the things you need within easy reach to make the day go as smoothly as possible. These could be toys for your children, as they will get easily bored or even emotional on moving day. You may also need high-energy snacks available - after all, moving day doesn't tend to leave much time for meals!
Planning the route- If you are moving towns or even states, you need to be fully prepared for a lengthy journey. Make sure your removal company knows exactly where they're going - you may decide that you drive together, one following the other, so you guarantee that you end up with everything you need all at once. Check your satellite navigation system the night before and make sure it's fully charged up, and the same goes for your cell phone. You never know what can happen on move day, so you will need to be contactable at all times. With any luck the day should go without a hitch, but it is always better to be prepared.