Moving Day Survival Guide

Written by Liz Britton

I am officially moving tomorrow (hello adult world), and I am running around in a frenzy trying to make sure everything is just perfect for my move. I have a fantastic partner who is ready to help me move, a loud but loving mother who is ready to get her shopping and decorating on, and a moving outfit that says, “I’m here to get work done.”

But before I even get to my new apartment (pictures to come), I need to be confident that I have everything I need for a successful move:

Goodwill It

Bag any unnecessary items and give it all away. If it’s not coming with you or you have no need for it, get it out of the way before you even start to pack.

An Overnight Bag

Because the last thing you’ll want to do is plan out your outfit for the next day or have to drag out all of your tightly packed things in order to get ready forPack an overnight bag containing all the essentials. work on Wednesday morning.

Cleaning Supplies

I am a neat-freak, and I will scrub every last inch of that place before I actually start to move in at 10:00am tomorrow. I’ve given myself an hour to get some major scrubbing done before I need to really unpack everything.

My list comes equipped with:

  • Cleaning Spray
  • Paper Towels (all of the paper towels)
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Swiffer

Get Cups/Glasses (if you already have them, make them easy access!)

Or, in my case, Mason Jars! (Because ‘help me, I’m poor‘ is a real struggle, my friends). My best guess is that with all of the moving you will be doing, you’re going to get sweaty and gross. Lifting things up
and putting them down is a huge work out when you’re walking up a few flights of stairs.

Make sure you do everyone a favor and have a few of these bad boys at the ready. The people helping you out will be thirsty and will need a glass of water to keep them going strong.

Label Your Boxes 

Buzzfeed suggests color-coding.

Pick a color code for each room and label that room’s boxes accordingly. Label the door of each room with the corresponding sticker/tape so that movers know where to place the boxes.

Take Pictures of Your New Place Before You Move In

Not only will this help with getting a good look at what you’re starting with, but will also help you when you need to move out in a year or ten and want your deposit back.

Last but Not Least: Make Sure You Have Everything You Need

New Apartment Checklist what you need  @aptsforrent:

These are just a few of my move-in survival tips! Leave a comment below with a few of yours!


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