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You’ve sold your home, purchased a new home, and you’re finally ready to make the big move. You hired your professional movers and marked the moving date on your calendar. Now what? You may want to make some important preparations before the movers arrive. Knowing what to do before the movers arrive can help both you and the movers have a painless moving experience.
Movers are essential for helping you move big items: furniture, pianos, electronics, plants and more. But smaller items shouldn’t be left to lie about. Know what should be packed in moving boxes to make it easier for movers to load into their trucks. By having everything packed into boxes before moving day, your job will be mostly complete. Some of the items that shouldn’t be left out are:
Although most of your belongings can be safely packed into moving boxes and loaded on to the movers’ trucks, there are some special belongings that you won’t want to lose sight of at all. Make sure to keep these items close, and pack them in a special bag or a suitcase so you know where they are at all times. These items can be taken with you in your own car when you make the move. Some of these items include:
If you know what day the movers are scheduled to arrive, it is important that you remain present throughout the entire day. Most people schedule moving day for a weekend or a day where they aren’t working. It is important to plan to be there while your movers are moving in case they have questions about your supplies or need to confirm movement plans. You also wouldn’t want to leave the movers alone in your house during the move. While all movers and moving companies at MoveIt have certified background checks and qualifications, it is still a good idea to never leave your house unattended.
One of the most important and helpful preparations you can make before the movers arrive is to get rid of unnecessary items. There are probably some things you’ll want to leave behind, especially if you’re downsizing. Have your family help you decide what items to get rid of. Make a donation pile if you plan on taking usable clothing or furniture to the nearest thrift store. Otherwise, clear your house of all trash and garbage. Clear out the fridge, as it will likely be something the movers will be taking with them on moving day. Empty all bins and receptacles to keep the house free of clutter. A clean house on moving day will make things easier for everyone.
This task may seem tedious, but it is vitally important. Take inventory of all of your items before you pack them, and know where they are being packed. An inventory will serve as proof of contents in case anything goes missing. Keep track of your items to make sure nothing is lost or damage. If your movers are planning to move any of your appliances or electronics, make sure to note the model number and serial number of each item. This will also help movers keep track of your items and appliances, as well.
Finally, it’s important to take breaks and relax as well. After using this guide and making the necessary preparations before moving day, take a few moments to enjoy your work and reflect on how far you’ve come. You did it – you’re moving! From this point forward, the process will be seamless.
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