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June 07, 2021

What to Do Before the Moving Truck Arrives

closet all packed up for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You have selected the best moving company in Dallas, packed up your complete life into boxes, scheduled your dates with the professional movers, planned your journey, packed up your travel tote, and have a new residence all arranged and ready at your destination. Following all that effort to get everything geared up... now it's moving day. And, when you've executed your job correctly, you may well end up sitting on the top step anticipating the moving truck asking yourself... what now?

Having a couple of hours to yourself on moving day can feel relaxing, tiring, fantastic, or uncertain. Everyone acts differently, but you don't need to just sit around anticipating the moving truck to show up. Instead, you could review a helpful checklist which can make sure you unquestionably are bowing out with each and every duck in a row. Here are five good things to complete while waiting around for the professional movers in Dallas to show up.

1. Last Compartment Check

Take a last walk through your house and perform a concluding examination of each space, closet, drawer, and upper shelf. Ensure you're not negelecting something or leaving a carton in a closed bedroom where the movers might not locate it. It might be useful to have one final half-full box designed to get the odd mitten, earring, or bath towel that you may scrounge up in the distant reaches of the cabinets on your final check.

This is the perfect time to additionally get a peek at each bathroom. Ensure there's TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in each one. This is not just useful for you and the movers on moving day, it is additionally a polite method to depart a residence.

2. Clear Space for the Movers

Next, contemplate where the moving truck will park. You'll need a long space, most certainly curbside, with the rear end (or side) of the moving truck pointing toward your home however that is doable, if you reside in a parking-space managed area, you may need to book a row of individual spaces for the moving truck on the big day.

Then contemplate exactly where your professional movers will probably be stepping and make preparations for a broad path to help them to safely stay with. You can put down boards when there is mud, although a good number of professional moving companies will lay down floor runners to keep the floors sparkling. You should also clear any obstructions out of the way to speed up the move and remove falling dangers.

3. Explore the Fine Print

While waiting around for the moving van in Dallas, take a moment to explore your moving contract and records. There are normally intriguing details and insights into the moving industry by simply reading the docs that the moving company in Dallas provided you.

The contract may also list specific materials that the movers won't be able to move, frequently by law. These include everything living including plants, anything that may possibly explode, or anything at all that can rot in the truck. Should you have fish, pets, dangerous materials, or house plants then make plans to bring them with you instead of transferring them in the truck. And in case you might have any queries about what can and can't go on the moving van, give your moving coordinator a call. He or she would be glad to respond to any queries you might have.

4. Fill the Fridge with Sodas and Water

Following that, set aside a second to load your refrigerator with drinks and snacks. Your refrigerator is already emptied which suggests there should be lots of space for cases of soft drinks as well as water and possibly even goodies for the crew. The bigger your move, the more appreciated refreshments will likely be. Specifically if you, like many, move in the hotter time of year. Providing snacks for the moving crew is not obligatory, but we promise you that it will be well received and appreciated.

5. Load Your Vehicle

Last but certainly not least, ensure your personal vehicle is loaded and prepared to go. Likelihood is, as soon as the professional movers are gone and you've cleaned the house one final time, you're exiting for good. The simplest way to be sure you do not forget something will be to do the full examination ahead of time. Check your gas and oil levels. Look at your overnight bag and ensure all house plants and domestic pets are prepared to leave when it's time.


When you've dealt with everything else, awaiting the moving truck can feel like a substantial stretch of empty time. However with this checklist, you'll have your time efficiently utilized so that the property is ready when the moving truck arrives. For more moving tips or to discuss your upcoming move, call us today!


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The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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