In the hustle and bustle of moving, it’s easy for important tasks to slip your mind. This causes stress as you’re trying to relocate from one home to another. Whether you’re moving across the country or locally here in Louisville, remember these top eight things people forget when moving.

1. Label Boxes Correctly

If you’re moving in a hurry, you may forget to label boxes before taping them shut. This makes unpacking a nightmare. To prevent this, keep a permanent marker in your pocket and label boxes as you go. Remember to include the name of the room where the box goes in the new house to make the job easier for your movers.

2. Pack a “Day Of” Box

You’ll want to keep many essentials available right up until you move and have easy access to them after you arrive at your new home. Keep these types of items in a “day of” box that doesn’t get loaded onto the moving truck:

  • Packing tape and scissors
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower curtain
  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • A change of clothes, toiletries, and a towel for each person
  • Phone chargers
  • Snacks and water bottles
  • Garbage bags

3. Let the Right People Know You’re Moving

All your friends know you’re moving, but these aren’t the only people who need to know. File a change of address with the post office. Then, remember to tell your hired nanny, babysitters, tutors, pet sitters, and other caregivers about your upcoming move.

4. Switch the Utilities

To ensure you don’t end up unpacking in the dark, remember to switch the utilities from your current house to your new address. Call your electric, gas, phone, cable, water, and other utility providers a few weeks before you move. Arrange to have utilities turned off in your old house the day after you move out and turn on at your new address the day before you move in.

5. Transfer Your Family’s Records

Two months before you move, arrange to have your child’s school records transferred, if necessary. Also remember to transfer medical and dental records, as well as vehicle registration and insurance information.

6. Stop Automatic Deliveries

If you have Blue Apron delivered monthly, a BarkBox subscription, or other products delivered to your door, cancel these deliveries about a week before you move.

7. Make Arrangements for the Kids on Moving Day

Depending on the age of your children, you may want to have them sleep over at a friend’s house the night before the move so they’re out of the way when movers arrive in the morning.

8. Address Parking Concerns on Moving Day

Think about the regulations on your current street and the location where you’ll be moving. Is there room to park? Will you need to reserve a spot? Do you have change for parking meters?

Don’t Forget to Hire Louisville Movers!

Arranging help from a professional moving company is the most important thing to remember when you move. Give Cardinal Moving a call at 502-599-2661 if you need assistance with a long-distance or local move to or from Louisville.

Written by brandon

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