Moving is one of the most stressful events in your life. Whether you are moving to a new home or from your current apartment to your current one, there is a lot of sorting, cleaning and organizing that must be done. How should you plan out the week before your move to make it as easy as possible?

Have Everything Packed Before Moving Day

The last seven days that you are in your home or apartment should be dedicated to making sure everything is ready to go on moving day. This means putting clothes in boxes, throwing out items that you don’t want or spending as much time as you need to clean before you leave. Ideally, you will have a posse of friends and relatives who are willing to help you in this endeavor.

Arrange Care for Kids and Pets

If you have kids or pets, you should make sure that they are not around on moving day. The noise and general commotion could scare them or make them nervous. Even if your children are intent on helping during the move, smaller kids may be more of a hindrance than a help.

Call the Moving Company

To make sure that you get the moving company that you want, it may be a good idea to schedule your move two or three weeks ahead of time. However, if the move is a last minute one, seven days or less should be enough time to find a reputable company, like Price’s Removals. To make the move easier, you may want to bring items to your new home or apartment in your own car. If possible, try to find a large vehicle owned by a friend or family member to move items in fewer trips.

Make Sure to Take Time Off From Work If Necessary

Depending on how complicated the move is, it may be worth taking time off from work. If you are moving to a new city or state, it is likely that you are leaving your current job anyway. Fortunately, most employers will allow you to exit before your two weeks’ notice is up. However, just because you’re moving doesn’t mean that you’ll need to be quitting either. This could just be moving to a different city or even relocating with the company. Whatever it is, make sure that your boss is aware of what you’re doing just so that they can know that you might need a few days off or not to overload your schedule so that you’d have to work overtime while you’re moving.

About the Planning Part

It might be helpful for you to get a calendar or a notebook and write down what you’ll need to do each day during the week before you move. This will help you to set goals and help you to not leave everything until the very last minute, which will only make you stress out more and you definitely don’t want that.

Moving is a lot easier when you take the time to come up with a plan to do so. Whether this is your first move or you have moved before, it is important that you have a plan for the hours and days preceding it. It may also be wise to have backup plans just in case anything changes at the last minute.