Confessions of a Compulsive Organizer

Helpful Moving Tips To Remember Before The Movers Arrive

by Ricardo Hart

Moving can be an exciting and stressing experience, especially when you have a lot of household items to move. By taking the time to plan your move, you eliminate a lot of the aggravation that always seems to come with moving to a new home. Check out these tips for making moving easier on you and your family:

Cords And Cables: The Red Goes Where?

If you have a lot of electronics like televisions, desk top computers and DVD players, you may also have a great many cords and cables to take out before moving them. Make it easier on yourself when you get to your new house by taking photos of how every electronic device is hooked up before taking out cords and cables. Doing so will allow you to have a blueprint that will help you have everything hooked up in no time.

Avoid Messy Water Puddles

On the day before the movers arrive at your home to load up, be sure to empty your refrigerator and defrost it. Making certain water is not lingering in the tube for the ice maker is a good idea. Wipe clean all the interior parts like drawers and shelves to eliminate standing water. After you thoroughly clean your refrigerator, cut off the foot of a new pair of pantyhose. Pour a box of baking soda into the hose foot, tying it off with a bread bag tie and leaving it inside your closed refrigerator. Doing so will prevent foul, musty odors.

Lower Your Stress By Hiring A Sitter

Moving is stressful and can be even more so when you have little ones under foot. If you have children, finding someone to babysit for you while moving is taking place is a good idea. Children may already be fearful about moving, so allowing them to enter a new home with all the familiar items already in it can help a lot.

Setting up your child's room before he or she arrives at the new home is a good way to make the transition go smoothly. Remember to set out favorite toys and games for ensuring play time while you organize the rest of the household.

The Night Before The Big Day

Getting enough rest the night before moving day can make a huge difference in how you handle the stress of it. Making plans to get a good night's rest before the day you begin moving is smart. Avoid waiting until the last minute to pack little items in your travel bag or for making important choices about your move. Planning ahead for your move is the best way to ensure you are able to eat dinner on time and get a full night of sleep the day before you leave your old home for a new one.

To learn more, contact a company like Affordable Moving Company with any questions or concerns you have.