Moving day is a hectic experience. With all of the hustle and bustle going on, it can be hard to determine how to stay out of your movers’ way so they can focus on their job while still being productive and doing things that will help facilitate your move. So if you’re wondering how to manage moving day, here are things you can do while household movers move your boxes and furniture.
It can be hard to remember all the pertinent details associated with a household move, but there are a few things you’ll want to complete.
- Have an entire inventory of items ready for moving day.
- Don’t buy anything new after receiving your estimate.
- Complete your packing before the movers arrive.
It’s understandable sometimes things change in the weeks leading up to a move. If anything does, just be sure to let your moving company know. Sometimes they’ll need extra workers or special tools.
Keep Children and Pets Out of the Way
Allowing children or pets to run around the house during a move is dangerous for them and your movers. Plan to make arrangements with a caregiver for your kids and furry friends ahead of time or have a separate room cordoned off for them exclusively so they don’t get underfoot.
Load Items Not Going on the Truck Into Your Vehicle
Pack your special items and essentials kit in your vehicle rather than place them on the moving truck. These items might include:
- Valuables, such as jewelry, cash, etc.
- Necessary paperwork, such as IDs and birth/marriage certificates
- Artwork, precious glassware, or other fragile items
- Small electronics, such as tablets, laptops, and phones
- Prohibited items such as perishables, plants, or flammable items
If you’re unsure whether an article should go on the moving truck or into your vehicle, ask your mover, they’ll be happy to help.
Take Second Look
It’s a good idea to double (or even triple) check to ensure you don’t forget anything. Whether you’re moving from a house or an apartment, there are likely items that may not stand out as things you’ll need to take. Go through each room and check outlets, cabinets, medicine cabinets, shelves, refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven (e.g., pots and pans).
Next, check the basement, attic, deck, shed, or other storage space to ensure you don’t inadvertently leave anything behind. Lastly, close and lock all doors and windows that aren’t in use.
Stay Clear and Remain Available
Let your professional movers do their job by staying clear of their work area. Rely on their expertise to get your belonging packed up and moved. It’s an excellent idea to remain available if the moving crew has questions. Ensure your movers have your cell number and at least one person is on-site for any urgent questions.
Ready to Plan Your Move?
Moving involves many details, many of them last-minute. To alleviate the stress, consider working with a reliable moving company. Then, contact us with questions or for a free quote.