So you've prepared everything for moving day. You've packed most of your items, bought extra boxes, and even marked what your removalists should carry when they arrive in the morning. But are you prepared for the last night in your old home?
The last night before moving can be bittersweet. You may be excited about what lies ahead, yet nervous about what will happen on moving day. Having a checklist of everything you need to have in place for the last night in your home will help you remain organised. Here's what you should consider including in that list.
1. Sleep on air mattresses or sleeping bags
If you're spending the last night in your home, your beds should be ready for packing and moving. In fact, they should already be dismantled and set aside, ready for your removalists to haul them into the moving truck. The last thing you want is to deal with blankets, pillows, and sheets from every room on moving day.
With beddings out of the way, you and your family will need a place to sleep. Air mattresses and sleeping bags are convenient, portable, and easy to set up. Consider spending the last night sleeping on these portable beddings, so that you can easily pack them on moving day.
2. Eat out
Another common mistake most people make is to cook heavily on the night before moving day. The last thing you want to deal with are piles of dirty dishes that still need to be washed and packed at the last minute. On the night before a move, you should have all your kitchenware safely packed and wrapped in colour-coded boxes.
Towards this end, consider eating out on the final night. Consider taking your family to their favourite restaurant in celebration of the last night in town. Dealing with packed food in plastic boxes is much easier than glass plates in the sink.
3. Go through your timetable for moving day
You should have a detailed timetable of all the activities to happen on moving day. From the time your removalists arrive at the time, you'll decide to take a lunch break, having a detailed schedule will reduce anxiety on the actual day of the move. Review this plan the night before and make sure everyone knows their role.
4. Prepare a place for your pets
If you have a furry companion, moving day can be confusing and stressful. The pet may be wondering what's going on and end up having anxious reactions. The night before moving day, dedicate an empty room for your pet. Put enough food, water, and litter to keep your furry companion comfortable as you attend to moving duties.