Moving Blog
March 19, 2023

Do These Things Before the Movers Arrive

Getting ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You have selected the best moving company, packed all your possessions into boxes, scheduled your move date, planned your road trip, packed your suitcase, and also have a new place all set and waiting in the new town. After all that work to prepare everything... moving day is now here. And, if you've done a thorough job, you might well find yourself lounging on the couch waiting for the moving truck wondering... what now?

Having a couple hours to yourself on moving day can feel calming, exhausting, sensational, or perhaps unsure. Everyone react differently, but you do not have to just sit on your hands waiting for the moving truck to arrive. Here are a few wise tasks to do while waiting for the moving van to get to your home.

One Last Drawer Check

Take one last walk through your home and do a final look into each nook and cranny, closet, cabinet, as well as drawer. Be sure you're not neglecting something or leaving behind a carton in a closed room where the professional movers can not see it. It may be helpful to have one last half-full carton open to put the odd sock, t-shirt, or bath towel which you may find in the back corners of the cabinetry on your last walk through.

This is the perfect time to also take a gander at each bathroom. Be sure there’s TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in each one. This is not only useful for you as well as the movers on moving day, it's additionally a polite way to leave the residence: bathroom-ready.

Make Space for the Movers

Next, think about where the moving van will have room to park. You will need a large space, ideally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving van pointing toward your home if that is a possibility, in the event you live in a parking-space controlled community, you could need to book a row of single spaces for the moving truck on moving day.

Then take into consideration the path your professional movers will be utilizing and create a wide path for them to safely follow. You could set down boards in the event there is mud, however most professional moving companies will set down floor runners to keep your floors tidy. You should also clear any obstacles out of the way to speed up the move as well as get rid of tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the movers, take a moment to skim your moving contract and paperwork. The contract should likely list certain objects which the professional movers can’t move, often by law. Should you have some questions regarding the things that can and cannot be loaded on the truck, give your moving coordinator a call. He or she would be glad to answer the questions you could have.

Pack Your Car

Finally, be sure that your personal transport is packed and set to leave. Chances are, after the professional movers are gone and you have done a quick cleaning, you will be leaving for good. Check your gas as well as oil levels. Load up your overnight bag and also be sure your plants and also domestic pets will be ready to go when it's time.


When you've taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving van can seem like a unending stretch of boring time. But with this checklist, you could have your time productively occupied so that you are set when the moving van arrives. For more moving tips or to consult on your moving needs, contact us today!


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