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Make the final day count when you're long distance moving

  • September 23, 2014

Make the final day count when you're long distance moving

If you're moving out of state, you've probably had a plan in mind for quite some time. Consequently, it can seem foolish to devote a great deal of attention to the last day before your relocation. Nevertheless, you need to be fully prepared for the massive undertaking of moving to another part of the country, even if you've researched and hired a moving and relocation company. Here are some ways to make the final day count so your relocation goes as smoothly as possible.

Do a final sweep
You might think you're familiar with every single inch of your house, especially if you've lived there for years. However, it's pretty easy to miss some cabinets or storage spaces if you're exhausted from cleaning, packing and planning. One way to help yourself see the place with a new set of eyes is to spend a large chunk of the last day away before you move out of the house. Try to get as much packing done ahead of time, then spend some time away from your house. When you return, it might be easier to spot places you may have left things.

Stay with someone else
The last thing you want to do when you've just vacated a house is make a mess. It's also difficult to get going in the morning when you have to unpack and repack clothes, food and toiletries. As such, you might want to consider staying with a friend or in a hotel the night before a big move. That way, you'll be able to have a hearty meal without worrying about cleaning up the mess and putting everything you used away. You'll also be certain you've left your house in pristine condition before hitting the road toward your new lodging.

Get plenty of sleep
The only thing worse than undertaking long distance moving is doing so with very little sleep the night before. Therefore, take every step possible to be sure you're going to be well rested and energized enough to drive a long way and direct nationwide movers when you reach your destination.

First, try to get some exercise during the day. The best way to get to sleep when you need to is by wearing yourself out. In fact, walking around your old neighborhood or town can accomplish this and will also let you see your old home region as previously mentioned.

It can also be helpful to read before bed instead of spending time on the computer or watching television. A single book won't be hard to pack up when you're finished with it, unlike complicated electronic devices, and you'll have less trouble falling asleep if you're not staring at an illuminated screen while in bed. 


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