For one reason or another, it’s time for you to move residencies. You find yourself dreading this because you think it’ll be both exhausting and stressful.
You’re probably spending time thinking about everything you’ll need to do. While you may realize that you need a moving company, you probably haven’t even thought of some things.
Moving doesn’t have to make you feel this way. You can do things to make it easier and less tiring, especially the week before your move. Take a look at them here.
What You Should do the Week Before Moving
It may take you longer than you think to prepare for your big move. The week before the moving company arrives you’ll probably be very busy even if you’ve done most of your packing. There are still some loose ends that you’ll need to tie up. You’ll want to have an idea of what these things are so that they don’t take you by surprise.
Turn Appliances Off
You may either forget or not know how to pack your appliances properly. For instance, when relocating your freezer, you’ll need to unplug it early to allow it to defrost thoroughly. Otherwise, you risk having it leak, which can cause damage to your other belongings. The same is also true for refrigerators. If you’re moving your stove, you may need a professional to disconnect the gas line for you.
Lay Your Essentials Aside
Nobody says that moving is easy. Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised if you feel exhausted when you arrive at your new home. Before you get there, you’ll have one more thing that you should do.
Knowing that your energy is precious, make sure that you’re not left digging through a lot of different boxes to find the one thing you desperately need. The best way to eliminate this frustration is to prepare ahead of time. Make sure you set these essentials aside in a separate labeled box before the moving company arrives. Doing so will give you peace of mind in knowing where these items are.
When you stick to your packing schedule, you’ll be almost done by the time of the final week before your move. Although this is great, you’ll still need to pack your everyday belongings before the moving company arrives. You should also look through every area of your home (e.g., closets, cabinets, pantries, storage areas) so you’re sure you haven’t forgotten anything. You’ll also want to take down any wall hangings and curtain rods. Make sure you also safely pack these items before the day of your move.
The last week before your move is the perfect time to pack up the garage. Make sure you drain the gas out of anything like a lawnmower so you can safely move these items.
Turn Off Utilities
After settling into your new home, the last thing you want is to be hit with a utility bill from your old one. Therefore you’ll want to settle all accounts and close them out before moving. Now is also the time to start changing your address on official documents.
Make Your Life Easier by Hiring a Moving Company
At Quality Moving of Colorado, we know that moving isn’t always easy. It can be one of the most stressful times in your life. However, it doesn’t have to be this way with help from our moving company.
Relocating to Denver, Colorado, can be easy when you reach out to us. When you’re ready to put together your plans, contact us for the help you need. We’ll provide you with friendly, professional service that makes relocating to a new home in the area seamless.
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