Day Before The Move
By now you have reserved your professional move with Moving Kings and are making the final preparations for our arrival tomorrow. The stress and anxiety level you are experiencing is completely normal for anyone who is about to move their entire home and life. Researchers have actually placed the stress level of moving right in between the stress experienced filing for bankruptcy and coping with the death of a loved one. No one understands this stress better than your team at Moving Kings is we are here to guide you every step of the way through your move.
Moving Kings has created a simple 10 Step Day Before The Move To Do List to help keep you grounded and make your final preparations for your move tomorrow:
1. Take a Deep Breath and Try to Relax. If you had the ability to fast forward 48 hours into the future, you would be sitting in your new home with all of your furniture in their new rooms and completely reassembled. You may even have a couple of stragglers left over from your housewarming party last night and sorting through all of your gifts. The point is this stress and anxiety that you are experiencing will pass very soon. The best way to overcome this difficult time to is breath, relax and remember everything is going to be alright because you have chosen Moving Kings professional moving service.
2. Prescription Medicine and Important Documents. Be sure to take a few moments to put together a box or suitcase that contains all of your prescribed or required medication and important documents (birth certificates, social security cards, etc.). It is best to put these in a box labeled "Open First" and have our professional movers load this box into your car for you so that you are in possession of these items the entire move.
3. Utility Company Check. It is important to take the time to phone in with your utility companies (gas, electric, water, etc.) to reconfirm that tomorrow your services will be turned off at your current home and the services switched to your new home based upon your delivery date. Nothing is worst than moving in to a beautiful new home and finding out that electricity will not be restored for 24-72 hours. If there is time, follow up with your cable/internet provider as well but make sure utilities are a priority. It's better to read a book in the air conditioning than to live with portable fans and flashlights for a few days.
4 Meal Prep. No we are not talking about the protein packed tupawear meals you make every week for work, we are talking about the next 2 days worth of meals for you and your family. Keep in mind that packing and unpacking is the most tedious and time consuming part of moving. It make take several days to finally sort through your packed kitchen boxes and find the dishes, glassware, pots and pans to start cooking meals again. It is a good idea to pick up a pack of paper plates and cups and research some good take out and delivery restaurants in your area. Ask your new neighbors for some recommendations, this is always a great opening and you can get some local insight.
5. Service Your Car. While the day before your move may be cutting it extremely close, this is always something we recommend to our clients, especially those moving long distance or out of state. Nothing will frustrate you more during a move than car problems that could have been avoided with a simple tune up or service. See if your dealership can fit you in with a last minute appointment or at the very least swing by a shop and get an oil change and a 12-point vehicle inspection.
6. Pet Planning. Do you have plans for your cat, dog, iguana or any type of pet during the move? If you are unable to board your pet, see if a friend or family can look after them for a day or so while you complete your move. If you will be traveling with your pets make sure to pack along plenty of food, treats and medication if needed for the trip. Try to designate a room or area of the house to keep your pets during the move at both locations. Our professional movers at Moving Kings love all types of animals but it is important to keep your pets safe during the move as our team will be going in and out of your home with household goods, furniture and boxes.
7. Notify Financial Institutions. Take a few moments and phone in with your bank or financial institution to let them know you will be traveling or expecting upcoming charges. For your security, your bank or financial institution may decline a charge you make if it is not part of your normal spending habits. Be sure to let them know you will be traveling and living in a new area and are expecting upcoming expenses so there are no issues at the time of purchase. You don't want to have to spend an hour on the phone with a 1-800 number explaining to a representative how you just moved and you are trying to purchase groceries and supplies.
8. Check Appliances. Double check to make sure that all appliances are unplugged, drained, and defrosted. Our moving professionals are fully trained to safely move and transport your appliances, but we are unable to connect or disconnect them to water, gas or electricity. If you are unable to take care of this on your own, it is best to plan for a local handyman to disconnected and reconnect your appliances before and after the move. Please remember to leave enough time for freezers and refrigerators to defrost so that water doesn't spill everywhere in your home or on the truck during your move.
9. Strategize. Tomorrow your moving professionals will walk through your home to answer questions and create a strategy for your move. It always helps our team if you have a strategy of your own going into the move to make this an efficient and stress-free process. A great point to keep in mind is the set up of your new home. If the bedrooms are in the back of your new home it is best to load them on the truck last so that they come off first. Our movers are the best, but it is always easier to carry a bedroom set through an empty living room than trying to navigate through furniture and boxes. If there are any pieces that require special care or attention feel free to point it out to our team so that they can handle the piece with extreme care. At Moving Kings we find it’s always best to "move smart, not hard."
10. Get a Good Night Sleep. At this point, you have done everything you can to prepare for your move. Whatever you have not been able to get to, it is best to leave in the hands of our moving professionals at Moving Kings. There is no point in staying up until 3:00 am trying to do last minute packing. The team is going to need you alert, aware and ready to make decisions tomorrow so you will be more help to them if you are well rested for the move.
Above all.... please reach out to us at Moving Kings if you feel unsure, stressed, anxious or overwhelmed with questions or concerns about your upcoming move. You've chosen the professional moving service so let us help guide you through your stress-free move and help to answer those last minute questions or concerns you may have. Our customer service team is here an unprecedented 24 hours a day and your moving rep is only a phone call or email away. There are no stupid or crazy questions and in our over 20 years of moving experience, there is no question or concern that you have that hasn't been asked before your move. Remember Step 1 and that the Moving Kings are here to treat you like royalty. We look forward for your upcoming move and we can't wait to see how happy you are in your new home.