To keep moving day as hassle-free as possible, we recommend following this task list:
Task 1: Clearly mark and set aside items you don’t want loaded.
- This will remind you to tell the driver what not to load as you conduct your preload walkthrough. Make sure your important paperwork pertaining to the move doesn’t get packed and shipped with the rest of your possessions.
Task2:Pack special items for the kids.
- Have the kids pack a box of their special items, things they’ll want to have nearby as soon as you arrive at your new home. Point this box out to the driver, so it’s one of the first to be unloaded.
- Eliminate as much trash as you can before moving day. Last minute garbage will accumulate, so have a plan to dispose of it. Movers will not allow flammable items on their trucks, so plan to move these separately. If you are uncertain what items can’t be loaded, ask your mover for a list. Because movers can’t transport most household cleaners, they will be available for you to do a last minute cleaning on moving day.
Task4:Reserveaparking space for the moving truck.
- If you live in a congested area, recruit friends and park your vehicles one after another in a space close to your home and do not move them until the truck arrives. The closer the truck can get to your house, the better your chances of avoiding additional charges.
Task5:Setaside special items the day before moving.
- When the movers get there, point out the items that require special care. Also, point out the boxes you would like unloaded first, if they are not going into storage.
Task6:Takecareof your movers.
- Consider the needs of your driver and movers. Have some snacks and drinks on hand. It is a nice gesture and will be warmly received. Advise the movers where to locate the drinks and food, so they do not have to ask each time. Advise the movers which restroom you want them to use. I look forward to helping you find your next home!