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March 19, 2023

Do These Things Before the Movers Arrive

Getting ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

You've chosen the ideal moving company in Little Rock, packed all your possessions into boxes, confirmed the move date, planned your road trip, packed your travel bag, and also have a new place ready and waiting in your new location. After all that hard work to get everything ready... now it's moving day. And, in the event you've done your job right, you could well find yourself lounging on the front step waiting for the moving truck pondering... what now?

Having a couple hours to yourself on moving day can feel comforting, tiring, thrilling, or ambiguous. Everybody responds differently, but you do not need to just sit on your hands waiting for the moving truck to get there. Here are a few great chores to do while waiting for the moving van to get to your home.

Final Cabinet Check

Take one last walk through your house and complete a final look into each nook and cranny, closet, cabinet, and also upper shelf. Be sure you're not forgetting something or deserting a box in a closed closet where the professional movers in Little Rock can not see it. It could be helpful to have one last half-full box open to put the odd sock, earring, or bath towel which you may find in the far reaches of the cabinetry on your final check.

This is a great time to also take a gander at each bathroom. Make certain there’s toilet paper, 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 is also a courteous way to leave the residence: bathroom-ready.

Make Space for the Movers

Next, ponder where the moving van is going to park. You will need a big space, generally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving van pointing toward your home if that is possible, if you live in a parking-space controlled neighborhood, you might need to book a row of single spaces for your truck on moving day.

Then consider the area your professional movers in Little Rock will be utilizing and make a wide path for them to safely follow. You could set down boards when there is mud, but the majority of professional moving companies in Little Rock will set down floor runners to keep your floors clean. You can also take 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 moving truck, take a moment to skim your moving contract and also paperwork. The contract should likely list specific items which the professional movers in Little Rock cannot move, often by law. Should you have any questions about the items that can and can't be put on the truck, get in touch with your move coordinator. He or she would be happy to answer the questions you could have.

Pack Your Car

Last but certainly not least, make sure that your personal transport is packed and ready to leave. Chances are, as soon as the professional movers are gone and you have you’ve done any cleaning that need to be completed, you'll be setting out for good. Check your gas and also oil levels. Check your overnight bag and also be sure your plants as well as household pets are ready to go when it's time.


If you've taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving van can seem like a unending span of wasted time. But with this checklist, you might have your time productively occupied so that the house is picture-perfect when the moving van gets there. For additional moving tips or to get started on your moving estimate, contact us today!


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