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The ultimate long-distance moving day checklist

AM Moving Company — December 6, 2019

Long-distance moving can be quite stressful. And even overwhelming at times. There’s so much that needs to be done. Which makes it easy to forget something. Especially if you’re a forgetful type of person. Plus, add to that the change of moving across the state, or even a country. And you’ve got your mind full of worries on your moving day. So that’s where lists come in handy. A well-made checklist can help you keep up with the moving process. Furthermore, it can guarantee that you don’t forget anything. And here’s how you can make the ultimate long-distance moving day checklist.

The ultimate long-distance moving day checklist

As I’ve said, a moving day checklist for long-distance moving can be quite helpful if it is made right. There shouldn’t be too many tasks on it. Because you don’t want to get discouraged by an endless list. The things you are going to read further are enough for your ultimate long-distance moving day checklist.

Rise and shine!

Waking up bright and early is important on your moving day. So it should be the first thing on your long-distance moving day checklist. Some of you may wonder why it is important to wake up early when you’ve done everything the day before. Or isn’t it better to sleep longer and avoid being sleepy or tired on your moving day? And those are some valid thoughts.

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Plus, you’ll be more relaxed knowing you don’t have to rush with anything

However, I’m sure that there will be some last-minute things you’ll have to do. And even if there aren’t, you still have some tasks you need to do before the movers arrive. So it’s better to get up early and have plenty of time for everything.

The last bit of packing

I hope you didn’t think you were done with packing. For there are still some things you’ll have to pack on your moving day. That is if you want to tick off a box on your long-distance moving day checklist. Namely, you will have to pack the rest of your toiletries once you’ve brushed your teeth and took that shower. And of course, there’s the rest of the food and dishes after you’ve finished with using the kitchen. And don’t forget the sheets, blankets, and pillows!

Double-check every room

Now that you’ve finally packed everything, it’s time to check your home once more. So you want to go through every single room in your home in order to make sure that you didn’t forget to pack something. And when I say every single room that also includes a basement and attic. Open every cabinet, wardrobe and other storage spaces. Check behind every piece of furniture. You can also look beneath every piece of furniture. You can’t imagine how often people forget essentials in these situations.

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Be sure to tick off this task from your long-distance moving day checklist before you leave your house for good

Welcoming your movers

When your movers arrive it’s time to welcome them. Before they start loading their truck, you should go through the moving plan with them. Furthermore, you should show them around your home first. That is when you should:

  • show them what they are supposed to load and what is supposed to stay
  • show them the boxes that you’ve labeled fragile so that they know with which boxes they should be extra careful
  • tell them if they need to disassemble any furniture
  • tell them also about any special services requests that you might have

Once you’ve done all that, show them which bathroom they can use and leave them to do their job.

Time to be a supervisor

One of the most important things on your long-distance moving day checklist is to supervise the move. Although you should leave the professional from the moving company enough space to do their job, it’s best that you stayed close by. By doing so, you’re making sure that everything goes smoothly. Because you’ll be able to answer their questions should they have any. And you’ll be able to keep an eye out for any damage which will, in turn, give you peace of mind.

The last bit of cleaning

Before you head to your new home, there’s something else you need to cross off from your long-distance moving day checklist. And that is one final cleaning of your home.

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Once the movers are done with loading your belongings on their truck, you should clean your home.

This task on your moving day checklist for long-distance moving is important because if everything is clean there’s a higher chance that you’ll get your deposit back. This will also give you one last opportunity to make sure that you didn’t forget anything. However, if you don’t have the time for this, you can always hire a cleaning company to do that for you. And if they find anything they can just send it to you.

Welcoming your movers again

The same as you greeted your movers in your old home, you should do that in your new home. Wait for them to arrive and once they do, show them around. Tell them which room is which so that they know where they should put the boxes. Or better yet, put a sticker on the door of each room.

Keep in mind that this is a task on your long-distance moving day checklist, which means that they have traveled a long distance with your belongings. So if they need a moment to rest give it to them. Furthermore, it would be great if you had some food and water to offer them. And, of course, show them what bathroom they can use.

Thank your movers

Once your movers have unpacked everything and reassembled your furniture, you should consider giving them a tip before they leave. Although this is optional, it would be a nice thing to do. After all, they did take care of your belongings and kept them safe. And they have done some hard work packing and unpacking them. So, if you are able, give them a tip as a way of saying thank you for everything.

Completing your long-distance moving day checklist

Now comes the thing you’ve been looking forward to the most, and that is relaxing! Because, now that you’ve completed your ultimate long-distance moving day checklist, you’ve deserved to take some time off and just relax. You can go around your home and get to know it. Or you can just simply sit back and enjoy your new home.

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