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Cross-country moving checklist – Things you should do on the day of your big move

May 15, 2018

We’ve guided you through the hectic couple of months before your big cross-country move and we’re not about to leave you to fend for yourself during your big moving day. As such, Empire Movers is here to give you a couple of tips to make sure that your cross-country move keeps being a pleasant experience:

Settle in

The movers should be scheduled to arrive a day after you do. This will give you time to air out the place, ensure that all the utilities are up and running (and failing that, give you time to place some calls). Whatever luggage you’ve brought with you should be placed in the appropriate rooms. Try and get a good night’s sleep, so that you can in top form for the next day.

Do some grocery shopping

If you think there’s anything you need for the next couple of days, now is the time to go out and do some shopping. Think light, though. There will be plenty of time to do more serious shopping after you’ve unpacked. For now, get the necessities and maybe enjoy a nice meal out and familiarize yourself with your new neighbourhood. If you’re moving cross-country, this will be an essential process.

Give the place a quick wipe-down

If you’ve got the time and energy, you should do a fast clean-up. The place should’ve already benefitted from a serious cleaning endeavour, this is just to make sure the floors are swept and any carpeting vacuumed before you move your furniture in. Concerning this, if you’re moving cross-country, you will want to make sure the place has been thoroughly cleaned before you get there, either by professionals, or if you’re willing to do it yourself, plan to get there a bit ahead of time.

Plan your unloading

In the case that you haven’t already decided and planned for this, now is the time to get to it. Moving cross-country can mean that you don’t get to properly consider where exactly you want everything. Maybe you didn’t even get the chance until now to properly see the place in real life. So this would be a great opportunity to figure out where you want everything placed so that you could let your movers know when they get there where everything should be unloaded. The same goes for your boxed belongings. Keep giving the movers instructions on where to place everything, to minimize the effort you have to later put into the unpacking process.

One last thing on your cross-country moving checklist

Last but not least, enjoy your new home. We hope that these tips will help you settle into your new place, following the difficult task of moving cross-country.