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What should you do the night before moving?

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Asked by Chastity

December 13, 2020 under Others

Should I be doing anything the day or night before I move?


Answered by Staff Writer

July 15, 2021

The night before moving, you need to be calm and make sure to prepare yourself for the long day ahead of you. Create a to-do list to avoid any last-minute complications. This may include several miscellaneous tasks like wrapping up small boxes, packing essentials and valuable items that you do not want movers to move, disassembling furniture, preparing a meal for the moving day, and so on.

Once you go through the list and check everything off, you can enjoy a good night's sleep, which will keep you fresh and energized for the move. When the movers arrive the next day, you will be able to spend all your time supervising and guiding the crew and making sure they have everything they need.

Mario the mover Night Before Moving Checklist

Here is a list of things you can do the night before moving:

Call your moving company: Although you would have planned everything by this time, it won’t be a bad idea to check with your movers one night before the move. Call them to know if they have everything covered that you expect from them. You can also confirm the number of movers, the size of the truck, the timing, and whatever services you need from the crew.

Fix a parking spot: Make sure there is adequate parking for the moving truck especially if you live on a busy street. There is no point wasting time looking for a parking spot once the crew arrives. This will not only delay the move but will also cost you more, especially if you are paying an hourly rate. If it’s an apartment, make sure you have permission to use the service elevator during the move.

Pack up small boxes: If there is anything you need to pack by yourself, but you plan to do it on moving day, it’s better to complete it the night before. You can pack small items by yourself, and even set aside your toiletries in an "open first" box that you can use right away when you unpack at your new place.

Pack your valuables: Pack all the valuables like your jewelry, cash, and important documents safely in a bag and keep it in a safe place. Also pack your IDs and any other papers that you may need for the move, like a permit or a pass. This will ensure that you have everything you need on moving day.

Disassemble furniture: If you have heavy furniture and you know how to disassemble it, you can do it the night before the move to save some time on moving day. It will also help you save money, especially if the movers are charging hourly rates for packing.

Snacks and beverages: Since you won’t be cooking on moving day as you will have to pack everything up, it’s best to prepare a meal the night before the move. Besides, you can also arrange for some snacks and beverages for your drive as well as for the moving crew.

Prepare your vehicle: If you are going to drive to your new house in your car, make sure it’s prepared for the journey. See if the gas tank is full, tire pressure is correct, and the engine is in a good condition.

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