Most homeowners get anxious on the night before the removal day. More often than not, they do not know how to prepare for the removals day. In most cases, there is too much to do within a short period. Below is a checklist of the things that you should do on the night before the big day.
Check With the Removalist
Call the removalist and inquire if they have made any changes to your earlier agreement. For example, could be the removalist would want to change the arrival time. Go through the removals plan and inform the removalist of any adjustments that you would like to make. For instance, if you had promised to provide removal cartons, you could have had a change of mind and would want to use the removalist's cartons.
Prepare Your Family
Prepare your family for the move. Typically, you should explain to them what they should expect once the removalist arrives in your home. Ask them how they would want their items packed. For instance, kids would want their toys packed in one box, while young adults would like to carry their laptops and gaming devices. Inform your family about the rules of engagement. For instance, they should not get in the removalist's way or help out with packing, loading, and offloading. This could void the removals insurance policy.
Defrost Your Freezer
Unplug your fridge to allow it to defrost. If you do not do this, the refrigerator will defrost in transit and water from the fridge could damage other items in the removals truck. Trays and drawers inside the fridge could get damaged during transportation. As such, you should remove them to ensure they are transported alongside other kitchenware. What do you have in your fridge? Consume or donate perishable foods that could go bad during transport. For example, you could invite your neighbours over and enjoy dinner.
It is one of the most vital yet most forgotten preparation activities when planning to move your house. You will require toiletries and snacks during transit or once you arrive at your new home. It will be challenging to access these items before the removalist unloads and arranges things in the new house. Therefore, you should pack a carton of any essential items that you will need before settling in your new home.
You now know the activities to conduct before the removals date. Check in with a house removals company, prepare your family, defrost your freezer and pack your essentials.