What To Do When The Moving Crew Arrives

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Hiring a moving crew can be a true godsend when preparing to move. Dealing with contracts, final inspections, and negotiations is enough of a hassle without having to add packing and lifting heavy furniture on top of it. Make your life easier by hiring someone else to take care of that for you.

But before the moving crew arrives, there are a few things you should take care of first.

What Should I Do Before The Moving Crew Arrives?

Moving day never happens in just one day; it’s a process that requires lots of advanced preparation. Most moving checklists begin about two months before you actually leave your home for good. Here are some tasks you should make sure not to save for the very last minute:

Finish Your Packing

You will have the option of including this task in the services you’re paying for. But many people, understandably, don’t want strangers touching their personal items. Or maybe you want certain belongings packed a certain way. However you choose to do it, make sure that there aren’t any books or knick-knacks left on bookshelves, or clothes still stored in dresser drawers. This can make the objects heavier to move or take more time to relocate them. All items must be packed into boxes and moved out of the way before the moving crew shows up.

Lastly, don’t forget to label any boxes with breakable objects as “fragile”!

Strip The Bed

It’s hard to move a bed that still has blankets and pillows on it. Make sure the bed is stripped on moving day, with blankets and pillows stored elsewhere. This will make it easier for the movers to disassemble the bed frame and move it into the truck.

Label All Your Boxes

The movers will need to know which boxes go where when they arrive at the new property. Label all kitchen items as “kitchen,” living room items as “living room,” and so on – and in large writing. Having clear FRAGILE labels are also important. Another smart idea is to make sure the labels are visible from all sides of the box so movers don’t have to waste time looking.

Measure Your Furniture And The Entryways

You may not remember how that giant sectional got through the entryway, but your movers will need that information. Know ahead of time which furniture items will need to be disassembled in order to fit them out the door, and make sure to tell the movers.

Do A Final Walk-Through

Once everything on your list is checked off, do a final walk-through of your home to double-check and make sure nothing important was left behind. Make sure there’s nothing left in the fridge or freezer (and that they are both clean!). Take any remaining trash out. Leave on the air conditioning, but make sure all doors and windows are closed, and the lights are turned off.

Moving Crews In South Florida

If you need a reliable and reputable moving crew in South Florida, Allegiance Van Lines, LLC is the company you want. With over 20 years of experience, we treat all furniture as carefully as if it were our own. All of your belongings will be handled and stored with appropriate moving blankets and other packaging materials – our customer testimonials confirm this! To learn more about our moving services, packing, and storage services, get in touch with us today at 561-210-5120.