You’re about to move! What an exciting yet chaotic time of your life. Most of your time prior to move day is spent packing and figuring out moving logistics. Some of your time might be spent on envisioning how you’re going to decorate your new home or how your furniture is going to be perfectly placed.
But one thing most people forget to think about is the mood-busting transition that happens the first and second day of moving. Nothing is worse than getting all of your moving boxes into the house and not knowing where to start. We’re here to help you avoid as much stress as possible during one of the most stressful times in your life.
6 Tips for The First Day You Move Into Your New Home
1. Pack a Suitcase
Pack one for yourself and have the kids pack one too. Make sure to fill it with enough for at least the next few days. This should include: your toiletries, pajamas, comfy shoes, clothes, phone and laptop chargers, and anything else you cannot live without for a few days. This eliminates the stress of searching for something you’ll desperately need.
2. Check the Utilities
This might be one of the most important but forgotten steps. Turn on all light switches and faucets to make sure they are running correctly. Locate the electricity and water meter and record their readings. Internet, cable TV, and phone are important utilities, but can be dealt with at a later time.
3. Explore Your Towns Cuisine
Cooking will be the last thing you want to do for a couple days in your new home. Consider going out to eat within your new neighborhood or have a family pizza night. This will take away any anxieties of preparing your kitchen to cook and feed everyone and will give you some much needed space from unpacking.
4. Assemble the Beds
By the end of the night you’re going to be too tired to make up the kids and your own bed. When you get there, make sure to prioritize this while you still have a good bit of energy. You’ll be thanking yourself later.
5. Prepare the Bathroom
When your first day of moving comes to an end, you’re going to feel exhausted and dirty. You’ll probably look forward to a nice hot shower and a good night’s rest. To begin this process, you might need to give your bathroom a quick clean-up if you think that it’s too dirty to be ignored for the first few days. Unpack your toiletries and arrange them to your liking; hang your shower curtains and unpack the towels.
6. Take it Slow
You are not going to be able to do everything within one day. It may be beneficial to make a realistic list of things you want to accomplish each day. This way you won’t feel overwhelmed when you finish your tasks for the day.
Contact Ramsey’s Moving Systems
Whether you are gearing up for a long distance move or plan to relocate a few miles down the road, Ramsey’s Moving Systems will be sure to help you and your family with the stress of the first day of moving.
Our professional team of movers will always put safety and customer satisfaction first so you can have the best moving experience possible.
For more information about our moving services, contact us today.