Moving: Preparing for the Physical Move

by Matt Myers

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The items on this list are mainly things to check and double-check at the last minute. These items are things people typically neglect or forget altogether until they are on the road. By using this list you will be on top of those small things that can sneak up on a family who already has too many things to be mindful of during their move.

Grocery Store: Don't go to the grocery store for anything other than essentials; begin paring down your home food supply.
MapsGather maps that will get you where you need to go.
Drive the Route: If you are doing an in-town move, drive the route first to see if your truck will have clearance issues.
Road Construction: Call/search the web to find out if there will be construction on the roads you will be traveling.
Foods to Pack: If you are moving yourself, pack foods that have high-water content like grapes, oranges, apples, etc. These foods will keep you hydrated so that you don't have to drink so many liquids. This will reduce the number of times you will have to stop for restroom breaks.
Car Entertainment: Bring games in the car to entertain themselves.
Reservations:Double-check reservations at campgrounds, hotels, motels, aunt Jane's.

Matt Myers is a freelance writer for the home maintenance and remodeling industry. Formerly a contractor specializing in deck building and casework, Matt has written over 500 articles for both homeowners and contractors.