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What You Should Be Doing on Moving Day

Moving day is finally here! You’ve spent a lot of time preparing for this day, and if you took the time to select a quality moving company, today should be a pleasant experience. The movers will take care of all the heavy lifting from here.

On moving day it’s finally time to stop planning and start executing. In case you’ve missed any of the previous parts of this series, you can catch up by following the links below:

Take care of your stuff – and yourself!

It’s always helpful to get a very good night’s rest the night before moving day —and don’t forget to eat a substantial breakfast. It’s going to be a busy day, and you’ll just feel better throughout the day if you are well rested and well fed. You’ll be glad you did!

On the big day, it’s important to be on hand throughout the move. When your movers arrive, give them a quick tour of your home, pointing out any extra-fragile items needing special attention and also any items you do not want the movers to take. This will let them get a feel for the place and your expectations.

We recommend having a good book or magazine picked out for move day.  It is important for you to be present throughout the move in case any of the movers have questions, but once the movers get started you will have some free time on your hands.  Because your TV and computers will all be packed up, you will want to make sure you have something to keep you occupied.

Attention to detail

After the walkthrough, the crew will begin laying down floor protection.  If you are moving interstate, your crew leader will begin creating a detailed inventory list of all the items you are moving, and their condition at origin.  This list will be used to verify everything arrives at your new home in the same condition as it left your current home.

When the mover’s are all done, it is important to walk through the home one last time with the crew leader and verify that everything has been loaded.  Be sure to check all the closets, cabinets, and storage lockers for any overlooked items.  Once everything is out of the house, you’ll sit down with the driver and sign all of the move paperwork.

One last look

After the movers leave, complete your moving day by going through your home one last time to double-check that the windows are all locked, the lights are all turned off, and your water and furnace are shut off.  Say your goodbyes to your home – it served you well, but you have a new home waiting for you just around the corner!

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