Avoid Moving Day Mistakes

Last night I stayed up all night packing. How 2.5 people can accumulate so much stuff is beyond me. We were packing to the last second and even desperately grabbing boxes while the movers were evacuating furniture around us. I underestimated the time we needed to pack our clutter. I had a moving checklist printed out, but that went out the window. I secured my vital documents like passports, birth certificates, and tax forms, but I forgot crucial items.


In my haste, I forgot my overnight bag. A refreshing hot shower with hand soap will have to do for now. Also, don’t take it personal if I speak to you and look the way. Trust me, it’s for your own good.

TV Remote

After a grueling day of moving, what’s better than kicking up your feet on the couch and turning on the tube? That’s a wonderful idea Buck, if you could find the TV remote! It’s kind of a blessing in disguise as it forced me to empty more boxes and clean up around the house.

Power Extension Cord

I could work around this issue, with my trusty iPhone TV remote app. However the Samsung power cord can’t plug in to our newly constructed home’s power outlet. I need the aid of a power strip. But once again, no TV means more much needed house work.

Final Thoughts

For my iPhone TV remote app to work, my wireless hub needs to be up. Since my new home is serviced by a different carrier, my Internet access won’t be available until tomorrow. Besides your critical documents, setting up your utilities, and informing everyone of your address change, don’t forget several other crucial items. Remember your toiletries, TV remotes, and power extension cords if you want to avoid moving day mistakes like me. If you want to save on moving expenses and do it yourself, check out the video below.

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10 Responses

  1. Listen Money Matters says:

    Hey Buck, does your TV remote need the Internet or just a wireless connection with your TV? If you just need wireless you can still hook up your wireless hub and shirk the analog remote for a but longer 😉

  2. One of the most crucial things I’ve learned when moving from one house to another is to mark boxes and to make sure the small things that normally gets overlooked go to the right boxes. I normally tape the remote on the TV or place it inside the box with it. As for documents, it is really necessary to put them safely in the trunk of your car instead of packing them together with your stuff.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Great tips TCI! I should have consulted with you earlier. Box labels should be written big and on as many sides as possible. When stacked against each other in the garage, you’re gonna need all the clues as possible!

  3. I HATE moving. Now that we have little ones I shudder at the thought of moving. These are some great tips, I always like to mark on the boxes specifically what room they all go to in order to make it a bit easier and more efficient.

  4. krantcents says:

    Moving always sucks! I think that is why I only have one more in me. The good news is in a few days/weeks/months it was all worth it.

  5. Arlee Bird says:

    Moving is one of the less thrilling experiences I can think of. The relocation might be exciting, but the actual process of moving stuff can be a real bummer. It’s a good argument for living with less stuff and getting rid of the clutter one has. That’s what I need to start doing. Not that I’m planning on moving, but probably I’ll make at least one more move in my life.

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