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How to prepare for moving day

When you move into a new home, it’s possible in the excitement to overlook some of the essential items you’ll need on moving day. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a practical checklist to help. We coordinate countless house removals, in Oxford, Abingdon and Didcot, and have learned a thing or two about how to pack wisely. Below are our tips on how to make moving day as stress-free as possible.

Don’t forget to eat

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and especially when you have a busy day of house removals ahead. Be sure not to pack all of your food items, and keep some cutlery and bowels handy. Have snacks and bottled drinks at your disposal to keep your energy up during the day and tea towels, and washing up liquid to ensure everything is clean before you lock the doors. Whether you live in Oxford, Abingdon or Didcot, the new owners will expect the house to be spotless.

You’ll need to get dressed

When you go to sleep the night before you move, don’t pack all of your clothes. You will need them in the morning. Keep a phone charger in a convenient location so you can charge it during the day if you need to.

Have a first aid kit on standby

Moving items, even those that don’t weigh a lot, can be a recipe for accidents. It’s sensible to keep a first aid box nearby just in case. Also, don’t forget to keep your toiletries out and a wash bag to put them in after you used them.

Tools for any emergencies

With a similar line of reasoning to having a first aid kit, keep a box of tools nearby because accidents do happen. You might need to tighten a loose door handle hastily or take down some shelving.

Keep the children occupied

If you have small children, then there’s every chance they will be bored and restless on moving day. They won’t be able to help too much so keep some of their favourite toys on hand to keep them entertained.