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 perfect moving company in Dallas, packed up your complete life into boxes, booked your dates with the professional movers, plotted your road trip, packed your travel suitcase, and have a new house all lined up and ready at your destination. After all that effort to get everything geared up... finally it's moving day. And, when you've done your job correctly, you may well end up sitting on the entrance step waiting for the truck asking yourself... what now?

Having a several hours to oneself moving day can appear enjoyable, stressful, exciting, or unsure. Every person acts diversely, but the truth is you don't need to just sit around waiting for the truck to show up. Rather, it is possible to follow a valuable checklist that will ensure you truly are bowing out with every single duck in a row. The following are five great things to do when waiting for the professional movers in Dallas to show up.

1. Last Closet Check

Go on a last walk through your home and execute a concluding check of each room, closet, drawer, and upper shelf. Make sure you aren't forgetting something or leaving behind a carton inside a closed up room in your home where the movers won't locate it. It might be useful to have one last half-full box designed to get the random sock, bracelet, or hand towel that you might scrounge up in the distant reaches of the cabinets on your concluding check.

This is the optimal time to also take a quick look at each bathroom. Ensure there's toilet paper, a hand towel, and hand soap in every one. This is not just useful for you and the movers on moving day, it is also a considerate way for you to leave a home.

2. Clear Area for the Movers

Next, take into account where the moving truck is likely to park. You will need a long area, almost certainly curbside, with the backside (or side) of the vehicle directed toward your home however that is possible, if you live in a parking-space managed neighborhood, you may need to book a row of single spaces for your moving truck on the big day.

Then take into consideration the place your professional movers will be stepping and prepare a sizable path to allow them to safely stay with. You can place down planks when there is mud, but a good number of professional moving companies will put down floor runners to keep your flooring surfaces clean. It's also advisable to clean up any obstructions out of the path to speed up the move and get rid of stumbling dangers.

3. Look at the Fine Print

Whilst awaiting the truck in Dallas, take the time to peruse your moving paperwork and records. You will find typically useful specifics and observations into the moving industry by merely browsing the written documents that the moving company in Dallas gave you.

The documents will also list certain items that the movers won't be able to move, generally for legal reasons. Included in this are anything living which includes house plants, anything that can explode, or anything at all that might rot in the truck. Should you have fish, household pets, harmful materials, or house plants then make plans to drive them with you instead of relocating them within the truck. If you've got any questions about what can and can't be on the moving van, give your moving coordinator a call. They would be happy to reply to any questions you could have.

4. Fill the Refrigerator with Sodas and Water

After that, set aside a second to fill your fridge with refreshments. Your fridge is already purged which suggests there ought to be more than enough room for cases of pop as well as water and possibly even snacks for the team. The bigger your move, the more cherished refreshments will be. Specifically if you, similar to most, move in the warmer periods. Furnishing light snacks for the moving crew isn't required, however we assure you that it'll be well received and valued.

5. Load Your Automobile

Lastly, be sure that your personal vehicle is loaded and ready to go. Odds are, once the professional movers have left and you've swept the place one last time, you'll be exiting once and for all. The best way to make sure you don't forget anything will be to carry out the comprehensive inspection in advance. Look at the gasoline and oil levels. Look at your overnight bag and make sure any house plants and pets are prepared to head out when it is time.


Once you've handled everything else, waiting around for the moving truck can seem like a significant stretch of vacant time. However with this list, you will have your time effectively filled to ensure the house is ready when the moving truck arrives. For more moving tips or to discuss your upcoming move, call us today!


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