1 Day Before the Move
1. Last call
Consult your plan or your moving company one last time to confirm that everyone is on the same page. Re-confirm the moving-day arrival time, as well as cell phone numbers and last-minute details. It won’t hurt ask again if the movers would move all your items. Misunderstandings happen.
2. Defrost the refrigerator
There is no way to skip the refrigerator when talking about groceries. Defrost the home of all your supermarket goods at least a day before moving and wipe up any remaining liquids. Otherwise, the sticky and wet, the mess will end up as yet another task for you to do.
3. Pay all bills
The last thing you want to be dealing with is old unpaid electricity or any other monthly expenses. Utilities should be turned off in your current home one day after your move out. Conversely, it’s a good idea to turn the utilities in your new home on one day before your move in.
4. Delay deliveries
If you’ve made some new purchases, such as a couch or a dining room suite, schedule the delivery after the moving day, and of course, change the address.
5. Clean your old place
Hire a company that is specialized in move out cleaning, to come in and do a quick clean after the movers leave or schedule a day when you will come back to make sure that everything is clean and in place for the new owners. With Fantastic Services, you can combine both end of tenancy and removals service a special deal price.
6. Cash in
Unfortunately, things can go wrong anytime, so make sure that you have enough cash, checks, or a credit card to pay for any unexpected expenses. Also, withdraw some cash to tip the movers when they’re done (if you are using a man with a van or removals).
7. Share your experience
Why not leave a little instruction or experience manual for the new owners? Let them know when the bins are collected and how to set the hot water timer. It may be useful to collate any necessary instructions for the appliances you are leaving behind.
8. Leave contacts
Put together a packet for the new owners of your home with any warranties, vendor recommendations, and a note with your contact information in case they have questions or need to forward you an email.
9. Charge your phone
Make sure you charge your mobile phone the night before the move. You might need to make some calls or use the GPS, which will drain your battery life. Nowadays, mobile phones are an important part of our lives and it will be an advantage if the top right corner of your screen shows 100%.