Your move out date is coming up soon and its time to hire a professional moving company. Even though our goal at HighSpeed Movers is for our clients to do the least amount of work possible, there are still a few tasks that need to be done as a client to ensure your move goes as planned.
We want to provide you with the most helpful moving tips and advice to make you feel at ease when the big moving day arrives. Here are a few tasks that you will want to take care of before your crew of movers arrive.
1. Packing and Moving Valuables Yourself
It is important to keep all of your valuables set aside and pack them yourself before your moving day. We are not saying that movers will take your valuables!
While packing, it is very easy for things to be misplaced and packed into a wrong box. Misplacing something valuable is not the best feeling, and this is the best way to prevent that from happening. The last thing you want to do is accidentally blame someone for stealing your priceless items.
It is important to have these things packed before movers, or any other service workers arrive at your home. These items will need to be kept track of throughout the entire moving process.
2. Designate an Area for Items That Will Not be Transported
Do you have items that will not need to be moved to your new home? Sometimes we accumulate junk over the years. Or maybe you are downsizing and have things that are being picked up for donation.
For a smooth moving process, it is best to designate an area to place the items aside so the movers know everything in that area needs to stay. If you have large furniture that needs to stay that you can't move yourself, simply add a note or tag indicating that the item is not to be moved. Make sure to point it out to your moving crew.
3. Disconnect Your Refrigerator
Unless your refrigerator is staying at your old home, it is important to disconnect your refrigerator and empty the contents at least 24 hours before your moving crew shows up. You may need to place towels on the floor to soak up any excess water from condensation, or from the water line.
If your refrigerator is being kept in a storage unit, or is not immediately going to be reconnected in your new home, the the doors should be kept open to prevent mold inside.
4. Leave Cleaning Supplies, a Broom, and Vacuum Behind
After all of your furniture has been moved out by your moving crew, you may realize a ton of spaces you missed cleaning over the years! You will probably want to clean up all the dust and extra debris left under your couch that has been in the same spot before you move out.
Some items you may want to save to the end of your loading process are a broom, dustpan, vacuum, and other cleaning supplies needed for a quick clean up before you move out for good.
5. Figure Out a Plan for Kids and Pets
Kids and pets present on moving day create an unsafe working environment for both the moving crew, as well as the kids and pets. It is suggested to hire a sitter or ask family members and friends to take them somewhere else. For pets, you may leave them in a designated room, or also take them to a family member or friend.