5 Tips to Make Certain Your Moving Day Goes Smoothly

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
 
Moving is usually a long process, and sometimes it could even be convoluted and chaotic. Luckily, there are several things you can do to make your move as stress-free as possible. The initial (and most pressing) thing is to hire a professional moving company in Houston. But beyond that, here are 5 suggestions for moving day that will help make everything a little bit less worrisome.
 

1. Make sure you (or someone you trust) is available

This should seem obvious, but you may be shocked how often professional movers in Houston must deal with absent clients on moving day. Even if you won’t be present because of an emergency, ensure that a accountable adult is there for the entire day (or days). Somebody must answer the movers' questions, sign the movers’ paperwork, and supervise the packing/loading process as needed.

2. Be Certain that there is a passable walkway from the home to the moving truck

For your safety, the safety of the movers, and the safety of your belongings, it's imperative that you clear out a walkway which is wide enough to fit your furniture. Be certain to remove all tripping hazards both inside and outside your residence, including toys, clothes, tools, bags of trash, etc.

3. Perform an initial and final walkthrough with the moving crew

At the start of the day, you’ll to go through your residence with the moving crew and point out belongings of special importance, delicate items, and items that will not be loaded onto the moving truck. Be sure your professional movers in Houston without a doubt understand and will recall your directions.

At the end of the day, it's a smart idea to do one last walkthrough to make sure that all your belongings have been loaded, and that nothing has been forgotten. This is an ideal time to double check your drawers, cabinets, as well as closets for any things that might have been overlooked.

4. Keep youngsters and/or family pets out of the way

We all adore our youngsters and our "furry friends," but often, they slow things down if work needs to be accomplished. That is not to mention how they may accidentally make themselves "trip hazards" by running through the residence whilst the movers are carrying your household goods.

The point is, it is a sound idea to have a plan. If you have children, do your best to keep them occupied with fun activities in a separate space, so that they are happy, busy, and safe. Or even better, see if a family member or friend might be around to watch them for the day. And if you have furry family members, it may be best to put them in a kennel or cage for a little while or have someone watch them for the duration of the packing and loading process.

5. Be sure you and the company driver are on the same page

Once your belongings are all packed and loaded on the moving truck, you still want them to show up to your new home on time and without damage. With that in mind, it's definitely a super idea to exchange your contact information with the moving company's driver. Be certain you and the driver are on the same page when it comes to the delivery schedule.

If you remember these 5 suggestions on moving day, then the whole process will almost definitely be much more efficient, and less stressful for everyone involved. And if you would like experienced, professional movers in Houston to help your move become a reality, make sure to call our team at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today.

 

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