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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 have selected the perfect moving company in Dallas, packed all your belongings into cartons, confirmed your move date, figured out your road trip, packed your first night survival kit, and have a new home ready and waiting in your new location. After all that hard work to prepare everything... now it's moving day. And, if you've done a thorough job, you might well find yourself sitting on the couch waiting for the moving van thinking... what now?

Having a few hours to yourself on moving day can feel comforting, tiring, thrilling, or even uncertain. All people responds differently, but you do not need to just sit around waiting for the moving van to get there. Here are a few smart things to do while waiting for the moving truck to get to your home.

One Last Drawer Check

Take a final walk through your house and complete a final check of each room, closet, cabinet, and upper shelf. Make sure you're not neglecting something or leaving a box in the attic where the professional movers in Dallas may not discover it. It may be helpful to have one last half-full carton open to put the odd sock, earring, or bath towel which you might discover in the back corners of the cabinetry on your double check.

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

Make Space for the Movers

Next, ponder where the moving van should park. You will need a long space, generally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving truck pointing toward your home however that is a possibility, when you reside in a parking-space controlled community, you could need to book a row of single spaces for the moving van on the big day.

Then consider the path your professional movers in Dallas will be walking and create a wide path for them to safely follow. You can place down rugs if there is mud, but the majority of professional moving companies in Dallas will set down floor runners to keep your floors neat. You might also clear any obstacles out of the way to speed up the move and also get rid of tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the truck, take a minute to peruse your moving contract as well as paperwork. The contract should likely list a variety of items which the professional movers in Dallas can’t move, often by law. In the event you have some questions about the items that can and can't go on the moving van, call 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 certain that your personal transport is packed and set to go. Chances are, once the professional movers are gone and you've done a quick cleaning, you'll be leaving for good. Fill up your gas and oil levels. Double check your overnight bag and also make certain your plants and also household pets are ready to go when it is time.


If you've taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving truck can feel like a long span of boring time. But 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 consult on your moving needs, contact us today!


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