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  • Move-in Day! Things to Do to Help Your Movers

    15 May

    Move-in Day! Things to Do to Help Your Movers

    Posted By: herlihywp Comments: 0 Categories: Moving Tips

    Moving to a new home is exciting and stressful. 

    Using professional household movers, rather than relying on friends and family who have been bribed with beer and pizza, is one smart way to reduce moving stress. That said, some people can find it hard to sit back and relax while other folks do the work.

    If you’re one of those people, there are some things you can do to help the movers’ jobs go smoothly on move-in day. Check out these tips to get started.

    1. Unplug All of Your Electronics

    If you’ve ever looked behind your entertainment center or computer desk, you’ve undoubtedly seen the tangled mess that electronics cords get into. 

    To help things go smoothly, unplug all the electronics, and wrap up the cords neatly. Detach the cords from the devices and place them in labeled bags. 

    2. Clear a Space

    The driveway must be clear when the movers arrive. Make sure your car is out of the driveway so that you are not blocked in by the moving truck. This will also allow the movers more space to work.

    Notify your neighbors about your moving plans and ask for their cooperation ahead of time. Ask that they not park in front of your house on moving day. Let them know when the moving truck is expected to arrive and how long it will be there.  

    The same goes for arrival at your new house. If you’re moving locally, go there a day earlier and notify your new neighbors. 

    Also, make sure the paths to your home entrance are clear of any obstructions. This includes potted plants, hoses, and lawn furniture. 

    I3. Set Aside the Stuff You Need

    On moving day, there will be some items you immediately want access to. If the movers are packing your belongings for you, make sure you create your own essentials box the day before the movers arrive.

    Pack things like a change of clothes, your chargers, laptops, and toiletries in a separate box marked “Essentials Box.” 

    Let the movers know not to take this box, as it will remain with you during the move. This will make it easy for the movers to know what not to touch, and easy for you to find what you need.

    4. Know Where You Want Things to Go

    Both you and the movers will be happier in the end if you are at the new home directing where items should go in the house. This makes it easier for them to know they’ve done their job well, and makes it easier for you not to have to move heavy items around too much.

    It’s good to have an idea of where you want at least the big items to go in the new house. This way, you won’t have movers dragging a sectional sofa from one end of the room to the other. 

    If you are packing your own boxes, label them with what room you want them to go to. This will help movers know whether something should go to the kitchen or living room, or upstairs or downstairs. 

    Get Set to Move into Your New Home!

    With these tips in hand, you’ll be ready to support your movers and move into your new home.

    If you need professional help with your move, we have you covered. Check out our services and get a free quote today.