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Moving day checklist: Tips for stress-free moving

From colour-coded boxes to last-minute reminders, we’ve compiled a few expert tips and strategies for getting through moving day with all your stuff – and your sanity – intact.

At the old place

Pack a moving day “survival kit"

Have a box or backpack with everything you’ll need the day of the move, and the night and morning after, and bring it with you in the car or as checked luggage on the plane. Include items like toiletries, a change of clothes, sheets, towels, shampoo, soap, paper towels, coffee mugs and paper plates. Include important papers like insurance policies, birth certificates, etc. And don’t forget a big blanket or sheet to sit on so you can have a “picnic” and not worry about dirty floors.

Set aside special boxes for your kids’ important stuff, too.

Clothes, special toys and blankets, books, photos, toothbrushes and pyjamas – ensure they have easy access to everything they need to feel at home in their new space.

Colour code boxes

Assign each room in your new place a colour. (Red for the kitchen, blue for the master bedroom, etc.) Put a sticker of the appropriate colour on each box – and a corresponding sticker on the door of each room. It’s a great way to avoid confusion, especially if movers can’t tell which is “Max’s room” and which is “Emily’s room.”

Assign boxes “load last”

Vital kitchen stuff, linens, kids’ items and other things you’ll need right away should be loaded last and unloaded first. Mark them clearly.

Get a sitter

Have someone you trust take care of kids and/or pets for the day. That way they won’t get stressed out by the upheaval, and you won’t have to worry about them getting underfoot.

Clear a path

Make sure there’s a spot for the moving truck to park, and that there are no plants, boxes or furniture blocking doorways and walkways. Remove rugs, disconnect the spring from the screen door and prop open doors than swing shut.

Get rid of last-minute garbage

Ask your neighbours if you can use their containers to toss any remaining trash. Make sure any hazardous or flammable waste is disposed of properly.

Check the meters

Take note of your utility meter readings so you don’t end up paying for someone else’s use.

Do a final check

Do one last walk-through to make sure you haven’t missed anything. Don’t forget closets, cupboards and crawl spaces.

Turn the furnace/AC off

Turn off all the lights, shut all the windows and lock the doors.

Hand over the keys

Leave them with the landlord or new owner.

At your new home

Unload the “load last/unload first” boxes

Make sure they can be easily accessed once they’re inside.

Supervise the rest of the unloading

See that the right boxes are going to the right rooms.

Set up beds first

 Before unpacking or setting up anything else, ensure everyone has a comfortable place to sleep.

Kitchen essentials next

After sleep comes food. Pull out the coffee maker, the toaster and maybe a frying pan for scrambled eggs so you can have breakfast in the AM.

Enjoy your new home!

倒記時

為搬家做準備工作越早越好。經驗豐富的搬運工人都認識到策劃詳盡的時間工作表保證你順利完成。而且,最好動用全家人,為他們各自分工,包括你的孩子們,每完成一件任務時,你都會有很強的成就感。不僅如此,當時間一周周過去,你的時間工作表會使你想起你曾忽略的事項,不然的話,你到頭來會很焦急的。
 

準備工作

·         聯繫搬運公司,擬定搬家日期

·         騰空陽太,地下室,儲藏室,等等

·         加速使用你不宜搬的東西,例如冷凍食物

·         聯繫CHAMBER OF COMMERCE或旅遊觀光部門以了解你要搬入社區的情況

·         如果你是工作原因遷移,搬家前先要確定哪些費用是公司承擔,而哪些是你自己來付。

·         向你的會計師了解哪些遷移費用是可減免稅金的

·         開始估算你的財產。哪些東西是可以賣掉或是捐贈給慈善事業?哪些東西在過去的一年裏沒有用到

·         列出所有你需要通知遷移的人。

·         你將搬入區的地方報紙,以了解當地情況。

·         整理所有證件,妥善保藏。

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Johnson Syyong
Johnson Syyong
REALTOR®
Personal Real Estate Corporation