Last-minute Packing Tips How to Spend the Final Two Days before Your MoveOctober 3, 2020
Your last two days before moving may find you with your head in your hands, wondering how you’re going to get finished in time. Let all activities not related to your move fall by the wayside for now and focus on finishing up the packing, cleaning, etc., still to be done.
And it’s not just packing and cleaning, either. There are still several very important items you need to take care of before you slam that moving van door for the last time.
You should have written confirmation that the utility bills at your old address will no longer be in your name two days from now, and that the utilities in your new home will be fully functioning for your arrival.
Gather up all of your important documents and keep them in a safe place. It’s a good idea to make a set of copies and leave them with a friend or relative, so you’ll always have them available when you need them.
Use up or toss out any food remaining in your refrigerator and freezer. Even though it’s not the healthiest choice, it’s better to rely on takeout and fast food these last two days, to cut down on the amount of cooking and last-minute cleaning you’ll need to do.
Try to host a final gathering for neighbors and friends. They’ll appreciate the chance to say goodbye to you, and if you serve takeout food or set up a simple buffet, the work involved will be manageable. You might even be able to use up all the leftovers in your fridge!
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.