5 Tips to Make Sure Your Moving Day Goes Well

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation
Moving is normally a time-consuming task, and sometimes it could even be complicated and chaotic. Fortunately, you will find many things you can do to make your relocation as efficient as possible. The first (and most urgent) task is to hire a professional moving company in Little Rock. But beyond that, we would like to share 5 suggestions for moving day that should help make everything a little bit less stressful.

1. Be certain you (or someone you trust) is present

This might seem like a given, yet you'd be perplexed how many times professional movers in Little Rock must deal with absent clients on moving day. In the event you can't be present due to an emergency, be certain that a responsible adult is there for the whole day (or days). Someone will need to answer the movers' questions, sign the movers’ paperwork, and oversee the packing/loading process as needed.

2. Be Certain that there's a clear path from the residence to the truck

For your safety, the safety of the moving team, and the safety of your possessions, it's important that you clear out a route which is wide enough to accommodate your household goods. Be certain to get rid of all tripping hazards both inside and outside your residence, this includes toys, clothes, tools, pieces of trash, etc.

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

At the start of the day, you want to go through your house with the moving team and identify belongings of special importance, delicate things, and stuff which will not be loaded onto the moving truck. Ensure your professional movers in Little Rock undoubtedly understand and remember your instructions.

At the end of the day, it's a great idea to do a final walkthrough to make sure that all your things have been loaded, and that nothing is being forgotten. This is a good time to double check your drawers, cabinets, as well as closets for any things that may have been overlooked.

4. Keep children and/or furry family members occupied

We all love our children and our "furry friends," but often, they slow everything down when work needs to be completed. That's not to mention how they might accidentally make themselves "trip hazards" by running around the house when the movers are carrying your things.

The point is, it is good to have a plan. If you have kids, try to keep them occupied with fun activities in a separate area, so that they are happy, busy, and safe. Or even better, see if a family member or friend might be willing to watch them for the day. And if you have furry family members, it might be best to put them in a kennel or cage for a little while or have someone take care of them for the duration of the packing and loading process.

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

After your belongings are all packed and loaded on the moving truck, you still want them to show up to your new residence on time and without damage. With that in mind, it's always a great idea to exchange your contact information with the moving company's driver. Make sure you and the driver are on the wavelength when it comes to the delivery timetable.

If you remember these 5 tips on moving day, then the whole process will almost definitely be a lot more efficient, and less stressful for everyone involved. And if you are looking for experienced, professional movers in Little Rock to help your relocation become a reality, be sure to call our team at the Oil Capitol Relocation today.


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