There’s nothing quite as hectic as moving day. Your belongings are all boxed up, there’s lots of furniture to move, and you only have so many hours to get everything out of your old home and into your new apartment.
But don’t worry! The key to survival is being prepared. Here are five simple things that can make moving day less stressful:
An easily forgotten essential during the chaos of moving is toilet paper. Keep a roll at your current place, as well as your new one, so that you aren’t ill-prepared when nature calls.
Make sure any prescription medications are readily available so that you don’t have to hunt for them when needed. It’s also a good idea to have aspirin or Ibuprofen on hand to treat any moving-day headaches. And if you happen to have any adhesive bandages, it wouldn’t hurt to keep a few in your pocket, just in case.
Trash Bags and Cleaning Supplies
Maybe you’ll realize at the last minute that the fridge needs to be cleaned out. Or, perhaps you’ll just want to do a little light cleaning once your old place is empty. Keep in mind, there are always things to toss and clean on moving day. Be prepared with trash bags and cleaning supplies.
Water and Snacks
A move can be stressful and exhausting, so it’s very important to stay hydrated and nourished. Keep plenty of water available, as well as healthy snacks such as nuts and fruit.
Cell Phone Charger
It will be imperative to communicate with anyone helping with the move, and you may need to contact utility companies or the rental office. Avoid dealing with the frustration of a dead phone by having your cell phone charger accessible.
Moving day is always crazy, but keeping the items on this checklist handy will make your day easier and less stressful. Here are a few extra tips to make your move effortless.