Avoiding Stress on Moving Day
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Everyone knows that moving is stressful no matter how much you prepare for it. With all the commotion and ruckus that can happen on moving day, stress will be inevitable. If you're all packed up and ready to go, read on for some tips on how to keep your cool, and at the very least, reduce stress during a move.
Double check everything
When moving day rolls around, you don't want to be scrambling last minute to get a hold of the removal company to make sure that they're arriving at 9 a.m. Instead, you should double check with the moving company days ahead of time to ensure that you (and the company) have the correct time on moving day.
Don't forget to double check all the other items on your "to-do" list, such as:
The fact of the matter is that you don't want to be fussing around with details on moving day - so a little due diligence ahead of time will save you stress on moving day.
- transferring bank accounts;
- transferring prescriptions/medical records;
- babysitter or pet sitter arrangements;
- utility shut-off schedule
Protect your carpets, floors and walls
Even though you're moving out, you should still make a conscious effort to prevent any damage to your home during the move. Before the removal company arrives, lay down and secure drop cloths on your carpets in areas that will see the most traffic that day - this will be especially helpful if the weather poor.
To protect your walls, make sure that any furniture with sharp corners and edges is fully covered and protected which will prevent dings, knicks and scrapes on your walls.
No one likes a trip to the emergency room. Instead of being reactive on moving day, be proactive and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.
Before any of your moving help arrives, make sure that there are no hazardous walkways or areas in your home that could cause injury to anyone.
- Secure any loose rug corners and remove any tripping hazards
- Make sure the stairs and walkways are clear
- Trim back branches, hedges, etc. to prevent anyone from hitting their heads while moving
- Create a ramp to cover steps to easily move large items up and down stairs
- Clean up any spills
Arrange for pet sitters and/or babysitters
Instead of worrying about what your little ones are getting into on moving day, arrange a play date for them away from home with Grandma and Grandpa, or hire a babysitter to watch them and keep them safe (and busy) during the move.
If you have fur-children, keep them safe with the help of a pet sitter or by securing them in a room with food, water and toys during all the commotion. Your pets and children feel stress too, so keeping everyone calm on moving day is important.
The easiest way to prevent and avoid stress on moving day is to hire a removal company! What better way to avoid becoming stressed out than to have other people move house for you? Whether it's a local move or an interstate move, AURemovals.com is the place to find a moving company in Australia. Fill out the quick and easy quote form and you'll be connected with moving companies in no time.
Author : Ana M. Ferrer
on November 5, 2015
AUremovals.com - Moving Expert