If you are excited about moving but aren't looking forward to the typically uncomfortable first night in the new house, then these tips will ensure your family is happy and comfortable starting on night one:
Tip: Pack a First Night Box
When you think about it, there are only a few things in your home that your family uses every day. To determine what items you use every day, start noting these things during the weeks before your move. Write each item down, and on the day before your move, pack all of these things and personally bring those boxes to your new home yourself.
If you haven't thought about these things, many are necessities during a move and should be added:
- coffee maker
- paper cups
- paper plates and bowls
- plastic utensils
- paper towels
- toilet paper
- dish soap
- bathroom soap
Also, if you are moving while your children are in school, make sure you bring along any items they will need for their next school day to keep you from having to search for things at the last minute.
Tip: Schedule Food to Be Delivered to Your New Home at Dinner Time
Whether you use professional movers or are moving with the help of friends and family, dinner needs to be served when the time comes. Rather than stopping what you are doing to arrange for dinner to be delivered, order some pizza or Chinese food online ahead of time. Choose a restaurant where you can pre-pay for it and have it delivered at the time you desire.
Tip: Set Up Everyone's Beds as Soon as They Arrive
After a long and tiring day of moving, the last thing you want to do is deal with setting up everyone's beds or having to sleep on the floor. Instead of saving this task until the end of the day when everyone is tired, make a point of setting up all of the beds in your home first at the very start of the day. When you are sore and tired, you will be very glad you thought ahead.
Tip: Use a Full-Service Moving Company
One thing to think about is that if you use a full-service moving company and are moving a fairly short distance, then your new home can be unpacked and set up on the same day everything is moved. In this case, your life will go on as usual and everyone will be happy. Sometimes the extra cost is well worth the hassle it prevents.
For more information and tips, contact a local moving company like Summit Moving & Storage Company.