How To Prepare For Moving Day

You may think that if you hire movers to do your moving for you, you can just sit back and relax while they take care of everything. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Even if you choose to make your next move with professional movers, there will still be plenty to do on moving day while the professionals do the heavy lifting.

Some of the work can and should be done ahead of time, but you still need to make sure it’s settled by moving day. This includes making a plan for kids or pets, establishing where the movers should park, and ensuring the movers have access to everywhere they will need to reach. You may also want to set aside some items that you intend to transport yourself, whether it’s because you don’t want them to break, you don’t want them stolen, or you simply want to retain access to them during the moving process.

You can’t rest when the moving process begins, either. It’s true that you don’t want to get in the way of the movers doing their job. And obviously, the best way to get out of the movers’ way is to simply not be there. But you also need to be available in case of questions or concerns. Not to mention that you probably want to keep an eye on the movers in case they do something shady, or just innocently misinterpret your instructions.

There are also tasks to complete after the movers are finished. First of all, make sure they took everything they were meant to take, and didn’t take things you intended to leave behind. Do a thorough check for small personal items that could be overlooked or fall on the floor. The property should also be cleaned after the movers finish, whether you do the cleaning yourself or schedule professionals.

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