Sunday, May 24, 2009

Help, I'm Moving in Two Days!

By Affordable Storage Guy

Put away thoughts of getting anything else done, because these final two days are going to be all about your move. Very few of us will have all of the packing, cleaning, etc., done and be able to sit back and rest on our laurels.

Of course, it's not only packing and cleaning you'll be dealing with for this last 48 hours; there are other chores to be done as well.

Verify that your old utilities will be turned off and out of your name by the time you leave your old home, and that your new utilities will be turned on in time for your arrival at your new one.

All of your important papers should be in a safe but accessible place. It's a good idea to make copies of tax records, wills, and any other essential documents and store them in a safety deposit box or other secure location.

Your refrigerator and freezer are going to need a thorough cleaning before you move them. Toss out any food you won't be able to eat before you leave, and set some open baking soda containers inside to prevent odors from forming.

It's important to say a proper farewell to the friends and neighbors you've shared your life with before leaving the old neighborhood for good. If you can, consider hosting a small catered party just before you leave. You might even get people to pitch in with some of the packing and cleaning!

Your final 48 hours in your old home are sure to be frantic, but they don't have to be overwhelming. Keep yourself organized with checklists, keep items you're still using in a centralized location, and stay focused on the exciting new adventures that await you in your new home.

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