When we are planning for a move, most of us spend a lot of time going through our things, de-cluttering, packing our belongings, arranging for a removal service, and so on. These are necessary tasks, and it's only right that we pay attention to them. But often, we spend too much time on these tasks and neglect another essential task which can affect the success of our move: preparing for moving day. Once you have done everything pending and moving day is just around the corner, you should prepare for the day itself as well. Unfortunately, a lot of things can still go wrong on moving day, and you want to avoid moving day issues as much as possible. So, are you worried about moving day? Here's how you can avoid problems.


Sleep early


Try to sleep early. We often schedule our moves at the beginning of the day, so it’s best to feel energised as soon as you wake up. There’s no denying that you need ample rest, so you can tackle not just the physical aspects of your move, but the mental aspects as well. If you’re having trouble sleeping before moving day, try out some time-tested remedies, such as a glass of warm milk, soothing music, even counting sheep – anything to help you relax and fall fast asleep.


Don’t lose sight of your mobile phone


In the frantic and fast-paced chaos that is moving day, we tend to lose sight of our mobile phones. But your mobile phone is essential during moving day, as you never know when you will receive a call from your removals company or the man and van service you’ve hired. Manandvancheltenham.com recommends having your mobile phone within reach at all times. Of course, having a mobile phone close at hand is useless if it has a low battery, so charge your phone the night before.  


Avoid packing at the last minute


You may think that you can leave some items for last minute packing on moving day itself. But this is where you are making a crucial mistake. Moving day can come with a lot of unexpected twists and turns, and you want to be sure that you are ready for it. If you still have to pack some items at the last minute, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. That is why it's essential to have a moving calendar and checklist so that you can make sure that you have done all your packing before your moving date.


Keep the kids and pets away


If you have kids (especially young children) and pets, one of your priorities is to get them safely away on moving day. It won’t do to have them hanging or running around, as you will be distracted. More importantly, you are risking their safety as well. What you can do is hire a babysitter or pet sitter for the day to keep your pets and kids safely out of the way and put them in an empty room in your home with some toys and activities. Better yet, you can leave them with a family member or friend until moving day is over.


Published by Zachary McGavin