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Things To Do Before the Movers Arrive

By Two Twigs Moving

You’ve gone through the checklist—selected the best moving company, meticulously packed your belongings, scheduled the move date, planned your journey, and even readied your new home in the destination town. After all that effort to get everything in order, moving day is finally here. If you’ve done your preparations thoroughly, you might now find yourself with a bit of downtime, perhaps lounging on the couch, and wondering, “What’s next?”

Having a couple of hours to spare on moving day can evoke various feelings—calm, exhaustion, excitement, or even uncertainty. Everyone reacts differently, but there’s no need to sit idly by while waiting for the moving truck to arrive. In this blog post, we’ll explore a few wise tasks to do while waiting for the moving van to get to your home.

One Last Drawer Check:

As you await the arrival of the movers, take a few moments for a final check of your drawers. We all have that one drawer—the catch-all for miscellaneous items like spare keys, loose change, or forgotten trinkets. Before leaving your old home, make sure you’ve emptied every drawer. It’s surprising how easily small items can be overlooked. By double-checking, you’ll avoid leaving anything important behind.

Make Space for the Movers:

Clearing a path for the movers is not only considerate but also a practical step. Start by removing any obstacles in the hallways and doorways. Ensure that there is a clear and unobstructed route from each room to the moving truck. This will help the movers work efficiently and reduce the risk of accidents or damage to your belongings.

Additionally, if you live in an apartment building or a complex with limited parking, consider reserving a parking space for the moving truck. Inform your neighbors in advance, if necessary, and ensure there is enough space for the truck to maneuver.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables:

While you may have already reviewed the moving contract, it’s always a good idea to give it one last read on the day of the move. Ensure that you understand all the terms, including the cost, payment schedule, and any additional services. This final review can provide peace of mind and prevent any surprises later on.

At the same time, take a moment to identify and set aside any items that the movers are not allowed to transport. Hazardous materials, perishable items, and certain valuables may fall into this category. Dispose of or make alternate arrangements for these items to avoid any delays or complications on moving day.

Pack Your Car:

While the professional movers will handle the bulk of your belongings, there are items you may prefer to transport in your own vehicle. These could include important documents, valuable jewelry, sentimental items, or even necessities for the first few days in your new home.

Pack a separate box or bag with these essentials and load them into your car before the movers arrive. This way, you’ll have easy access to important items and won’t need to search through boxes once you’ve arrived at your new residence.

By ensuring that your drawers are empty, making space for the movers, reviewing the contract, and packing your car strategically, you’ll be well-prepared for a smooth transition to your new home.

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