Moving Checklist: How to Get Ready the Night Before Your Move-In Day

Get Prepared For Moving Day: The Ultimate Last-Minute Moving Checklist

Moving into a new home can be a long and stressful journey. From finding your new place to packing up and loading the moving truck, there’s a lot to think about and do. Once your moving day comes, there are so many tasks to get done that it’s easy to rush through the final stretch. To ensure you don’t forget anything and be prepared on moving day, it is important to get everything ready the night before. In this blog, we have put together a checklist of the last-minute tasks and tips to do the night before you move into your new home.

August & September are Big Moving Times for Boston Residents:

The summer months in Boston have traditionally been a very busy time for moving. August and September are especially popular as many city buildings and apartments will start their new leases around September 1st. To make your move go as smoothly as possible, it is important to take your time and plan out everything you need to do in the months leading up. With so many people looking to move, it’s important to get yourself organized early to get your desired day and time.

Not All Moving Steps Can Be Done Overnight

It’s important to note that some of the steps required for moving can not be done overnight or even the day of. Steps such as getting a moving truck, arranging for professional movers, and packing your stuff can take days or weeks leading up to the move-in day. Although there are many things that you can do the night before your move, it’s important not to leave your preparations too late.

Night Before Moving Checklist for Those Moving To or From Boston

Do a Full Walk-Through of Your Moving Day

The night before, put together a plan for your upcoming move day. This includes deciding what time you will leave your old place and arrive at your new place, what route you will take to get there, and any stops you may need to make along the way. You should also decide on an estimated timeline for each step of the move, such as when you will load the truck, unload the truck, and how long it may take to assemble furniture.

Pack an Essential Overnight Bag

Even if you have finished packing your belongings, make sure to pack an essential overnight bag with items you may need the first night in your new place. This should include basic toiletries, snacks, and any medications or documents you may need. Additionally, it is a good idea to bring a few towels and bed sheets so that you can sleep comfortably in your new home after a long day of moving.

Clean & Do Any Last Minute Repairs

Before you move out, make sure to do any last-minute cleaning in your old place that may be needed. If you are moving out of an apartment building, landlords will be looking for any speck of dust to keep their security deposits. By doing a final wipe-down of your old place the night before, you can be sure that you are leaving your old place as clean as when you first moved in. If you have any small holes in the walls or other repairs, don’t forget to patch them up.

Stock Up on Any Moving Supplies You May Need

Make sure you have any necessary moving supplies on hand the night before your move. This includes boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and anything else that can help make your move smoother. You would be surprised about the tools you may wish you had during your moving day. Investing in a miniature toolkit can end up being the difference between an easy move and a stressful one.

Break Down Any Furniture that Needs to Be Dismantled

If you have any furniture that needs to be removed, do it the night before. Taking apart and carrying large items can be much harder than expected, especially after a few hours of moving. You can make your move day much smoother and easier by breaking down bulky furniture pieces into more manageable sizes overnight.

Label Any Unmarked Boxes

If you have any boxes that aren’t clearly labeled, make sure to take the time to do this before your move. This will save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to unpacking. By labeling each side of the box with a brief description of what is inside, you can cut down on having to rummage through dozens of boxes later on.

Review & Confirm Your Moving Company

If you are hiring professional movers from a moving company, make sure to confirm with them the day before. Call the company and check that all of your arrangements are in place and that they have everything they need for your move day. Additionally, it may be wise to double-check their estimate if there were any changes to your moving plan.

Stay Positive & Get Ready for Your New Life Chapter!

Even though you may feel overwhelmed the night before your move, it is important to stay positive. You are about to begin a new chapter in your life and start a whole new adventure! After completing this checklist, make sure to get some rest and prepare for an exciting day ahead!

Contact RARE Moving & Storage for Professional Boston Moving Advice, Supplies, & Services for Summer Moves

Before you begin your move to or from Boston, contact RARE Moving & Storage for the best moving advice and services in the Greater Boston Area. With decades of experience navigating the narrow city streets, our team can help make your move as stress-free as possible. From packing to downsizing to loading to furniture assembly, RARE can help you with all of your moving needs. To learn more and receive a free moving estimate, visit our website or give us a call at 617-825-7273.

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