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March 19, 2023

Do These Things Before the Movers Arrive

Getting ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've selected the best moving company in Houston, packed all your belongings into boxes, scheduled your move date, mapped out your road trip, packed your travel bag, and also have a new residence all set and waiting in your new location. After all that effort to get everything prepared... now it is time to move. And, when you have done everything correctly, you could well find yourself perched on the sofa waiting for the truck thinking... what now?

Having some hours to yourself on moving day can be calming, tiring, sensational, or perhaps unsure. Everybody react differently, but you don't need to just sit around waiting for the moving truck to show up. Here are a few wise things to do while waiting for the moving van to arrive.

One Last Drawer Check

Take a final walk through your house and complete a final double check of every room, closet, cabinet, as well as upper shelf. Make sure you won’t be forgetting something or leaving behind a carton in the attic where the professional movers in Houston might not find it. It may be helpful to keep one last half-full box open to receive the odd sock, necklace, or bath towel that you may find in the far reaches of the cabinetry on your final check.

This is a good time to also take a quick look at each bathroom. Make sure there’s TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in every one. This is not only important for you as well as the movers on moving day, it's additionally a polite way to leave the residence: bathroom-ready.

Make Space for the Movers

Next, ponder where the moving van should park. The truck will require a big space, generally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving van pointing toward your residence when that is a possibility, in the event you live in a parking-space controlled neighborhood, you could need to reserve a row of single spaces for your truck on moving day.

Then thing about the path your professional movers in Houston will be utilizing and make a wide path for them to safely follow. You might place down boards in the event there is mud, but a lot of professional moving companies in Houston will place down floor runners to keep your floors neat. You might also move all obstacles out of the way to speed up the move as well as get rid of tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the truck, take a minute to look over your moving contract and documents. The contract should likely list a variety of objects which the professional movers in Houston cannot move, often by law. If you have any questions regarding the items that can and cannot be put on the moving van, get in touch with your move coordinator. He or she will be happy to answer the questions you could have.

Pack Your Car

Finally, be sure that your personal transport is packed and ready to leave. Chances are, as soon as the professional movers have left and you've swept the place one last time, you'll be setting out for for the last time. Top off your gas and oil levels. Double check your overnight bag and also make certain your plants as well as domestic pets will be ready to go when it is time.


When you have taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving van can seem like a big stretch of boring time. However with this checklist, you might have your time productively occupied so that you are set when the moving truck arrives. For more moving tips or to discuss your upcoming move, contact us today!


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