Last Minute Moving Tasks

It is the eve of your big moving day. As you lay awake in your bed excited yet stressed, you can’t help but rack your brain to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. Well, fear not, because we have a surprise for you! We created a list of items and tasks for you to complete the day before you move, so you can actually get some sleep and be prepared for your big moving day!


Comfort Containers:

  1. Have every member of your family pack a suitcase complete with:
    • Change of clothes for the next day
    • Sleepwear
    • Facewash and a toothbrush
  2. Pack a bedding box with
    • Sheets, air-mattress, pillows and blankets
  3. Pack a bathroom box
    • Bar of soap, toilet paper, toothpaste and bath towels
    • Shampoo, conditioner and other toiletries
    • Shower curtain, bath mat and bathroom curtain
  4. Pack a kitchen box:
    • Paper plates, plastic utensils and napkins
    • Kitchen towels, paper towels, dish soap and light bulbs
  5. Pack a cleaning-supplies box
    • All-purpose glass and floor cleaners
    • Sponges, bucket, mop, broom and dustpan
    • Paper towels, rags and trash bags

Smart Moves:

  1. Collect hidden home keys, such as the one you hid under the secret rock
  2. Take the garage door opener out of your car and leave it for the new owners
  3. Defrost your refrigerator
  4. Open washing machine door to prevent mold
  5. Unplug electronics 24 hours in advance
  6. Take a look around your old property and make sure:
    • Water, furnace and air conditioner are turned off
    • Light switches are off
    • All utilities are arranged for disconnection
    • Windows are shut and locked
    • You have left keys behind

Play it safe:

  1. Make sure your phone is charged the night before
  2. Pack a travel kit:
    • Bottle water
    • Snacks
    • Flashlight, duct tape and an extension cord
    • First-aid kit
  3. Keep your moving-truck insurance and emergency numbers in glove compartment
  4. Visit the ATM and take out cash just in case
  5. Pack a container of favorite food items
  6. Pack a hand toolbox
    • Nails
    • Hammer
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