Things To Do The Night Before A Move


Research suggests that 45% of people find a move the most stressful experience in their life. Proper preparation can make sure to reduce this stress.

You should also make sure to take care of all your needs during the process so that you don’t experience any discomfort during your move. The right moving company can make this process easy and stress-free. Here are 5 things to do the night before the move to make the process go smoothly.

1. Make a To-Do List

​​​A move can make you feel out of control, so making a list of everything that needs to be done is a great way to regain your control. Make sure you list everything you will need to do the day of your move from the moment you wake up. That way, you can check your list to make sure that you are doing everything that needs to be done.

A list will also give you a sense of achievement once you tick each item off. It’s one of the best ways to make a move easier

2. Take Pictures of Everything

Are you worried about your items being damaged during a move? A great way to keep track of their condition is to document the state they were in before the move. This way, you can have peace of mind while you move.

While your moving team should take care of all your belongings like their own, it’s important to take precautions. Photographing your belongings has the added benefit of tracking where exactly your belongings are before your move starts. It’s always best to be safe when you’re dealing with a move and having exact recorded evidence of the condition of your items is excellent security

3. Take Care of Your Needs

Make sure you have liquids and snacks available while everything is packed up. A move can be a lot of work, so it’s important to keep your blood sugar stable and avoid dehydration. Sleep is also important. If you don’t sleep enough, you will be stressed, irritable, and will struggle to make decisions.

Being prepared means getting enough sleep the night before. The next priority will be to keep yourself fed and hydrated on the day to make sure it goes smoothly. Be sure to keep track of all the items you may need with you during the day. Make it fun! Get some of your favorite snacks and treat yourself on a day that can be stressful

4. Communicate with Your Movers

Make sure that you have solid communication with your movers to ensure that everything goes correctly. Figure out where your movers can park and be sure to get the size of their moving vehicle so that parking isn’t an issue.

Take the time to ensure you know who is moving your stuff and get their names and numbers so you can have clear communication throughout the move. Find out when they are coming, how long the move should take them, and what time everything should be done.

This is also a good time to let them know about any last-minute concerns. It will help the move if you pack some water for your movers as well, particularly in the South Florida heat

5. Separate All Items

As you’re preparing for a move, there will be items you want to keep with you like suitcases, medicines, or pet supplies. The night before the move, it’s best to separate these items into a labeled Do Not Pack space. This way you won’t forget anything, and a moving team will know not to pack Fido’s brand-new bag of food. ​​​​​​

Use Allegiance Van Lines

For such a big step, you want a highly skilled, responsible, and helpful team who will help you with every step of your move,

Allegiance Van Lines has crews nationwide to help you complete your move in an effective and timely manner. Allegiance Van Lines offers high-quality, customizable services to fulfill all your needs.

Get in touch with us either by visiting our website or giving us a call at (561)-210-5120.