Set your alarm early because it's moving day! This is the day you've been waiting and planning for for the past eight weeks and now it's finally here.
Make sure you get plenty of sleep, take the children to a babysitter or neighbors, drink lots of coffee and get ready for the final tasks in your soon-to-be old home.
Pack up the remaining items such as the bedding and towels.
When your movers arrive, go through your home with them to ensure that any fragiles or large items are identified. This will help the movers ensure your things are properly loaded and protected
Make sure you've placed all items not going with the mover in a separate place with all cardboard boxes (or Eco-boxes) well marked. I usually keep one bathroom for just such purposes, making sure there is a spare washroom or that the facilities can still be used by both you and the movers. If you're driving to your new home, items can be loaded into your car before the moving company arrives.
Be present when your items are tagged by the moving company to ensure everything is marked properly and in case the movers have any questions. You'll also be signing the final document outlining which items were loaded on to the truck. It helps to confirm each piece before it leaves your home.
Before the moving truck pulls away, do a final thorough check to ensure everything has been loaded.
Make sure the moving company has your new address and a contact telephone number in case they need to reach you.
Check all paperwork before you sign the bill of lading. Keep your copy of the bill of lading and inventory list in a safe place.
Do any last minute cleaning.
Leave your new address and contact information for the new tenants or your landlord so that any stray pieces of mail can be forwarded.
Take one last look around, shut off all lights, say goodbye and lock your front door for the very last time.
You've done it! You've moved! Congratulate yourself and get ready for a new adventure...
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