Moving is typically a lengthy process that can occasionally even be confusing and stressful. Thankfully, there are a number of things you can take to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. The first (and most crucial) step is to work with a reputable moving company. Beyond that, though, here are five moving day suggestions that may help to reduce some of the stress.
- Ensure your presence, or that of a trusted individual.
Although it might seem obvious, you’d be shocked at how frequently professional movers have to deal with clients who aren’t present on the day of the relocation. Make sure a responsible adult is present all day, even if you are unable to due to an emergency (or days). It will be necessary for someone to direct the packing and loading procedure as necessary, sign documents, and respond to the movers’ inquiries.
- Ensure that the path from the house to the vehicle is free of obstructions.
You must establish a path that is broad enough to permit safe passage for your household furniture and other objects for the safety of everyone involved—you, the movers, and your possessions. Make sure to take out all items that could trip someone up inside and outside of your home, such as toys, clothing, tools, bags of trash, etc.
- With your movers, perform an initial and final walkthrough.
You should walk the movers around your home at the beginning of the day, pointing out anything of particular value, anything fragile, and anything that won’t be carried onto the moving truck. Ensure that your instructions are understood and retained by your movers.
Doing a last walkthrough to ensure that everything has been loaded and nothing has been overlooked is a good idea at the end of the day. Check your closets, cupboards, and drawers now to see if there are any objects you could have overlooked.
- Keep children and/or pets busy
We all adore our kids and “furry pals,” yet they frequently cause delays when tasks need to be completed. Not to mention the possibility that they could unintentionally become “trip hazards” by racing around the house when the expert movers are carrying your boxes.
The point is that having a plan is a smart idea. Try to keep your children happy, busy, and out of the way by keeping them occupied with enjoyable activities in a different room if you have any. Or even better, ask a family member or friend if they’d mind watching them for the day. And if you have pets, it might be advisable to temporarily confine them to a kennel or cage or have someone take care of them. For more information on challenges experienced during the moving process read here.
- Ensure that you and the company driver have the same understanding.
You still want your belongings to arrive at your new house on schedule and undamaged after they have been packed and put onto the moving truck. In light of this, it’s always a smart move to provide your contact information with the driver of the moving business. Make sure the delivery schedule is something you and the driver agree on.
The entire process will almost surely go much more smoothly and be less stressful for everyone involved if you follow these 5 suggestions on moving day. And be sure to get in touch with our team if you require skilled, qualified movers to assist your relocation become a reality.