The big day has arrived after months of planning. All your decisions have been made – where you will be moving, the trusted company you’ve entrusted with your belongings. Most, if not all, of the tasks have been completed – boxes are packed [link to packing a box blog], the house has been cleaned and ready for its new owners. It might be tempting to sit back and think your job is done, but before you sit back and relax while waiting for the moving truck to arrive, here are four things to do for moving day success.
MAKE ROOM FOR THE TRUCK
Moving trucks are large and need ample space to move effectively and safely. Make sure your driveway is completely clear so the truck can pull into your property. Walking pathways from the truck should be cleared of any boxes, furniture, or other trip hazards. If your neighborhood is already a tight fit for parking, you may consider alerting your neighbors about your move and the increased activity on moving day.
Just as you would at a hotel or vacation rental, do one final walk-through of every room to ensure you are not leaving anything behind. Check every closet, cabinet, and shelf. You might want to have a laundry basket handy as a collection spot for items that missed the packing box.
Stocking up might seem counterintuitive since you have just spent weeks cleaning out and packing up, but the reality is there are some essential items you need on moving day – like toilet paper, soap, and paper towels in the bathroom. It’s also good to have cold drinks and snacks handy to make sure everyone stays hydrated and fueled.
PREP THE GETAWAY CAR
Whether you are moving across the country or across town, moving can be filled with unexpected challenges. It is a smart idea for each person in your household to pack a bag like an airplane carry-on – a change of clothing, essential toiletries, and any medications. Of course, make sure your tank is filled with gas, and you’ve had the oil changed.
Congratulations! Moving day is complete, and you can head to your new destination with confidence that your belongings are in good hands and will arrive on time. For more moving tips and tricks or to make an appointment for a consultation, contact us today!