The moving day is quickly approaching; you’ve hired the movers, you’ve started packing, and now all you have to do is wait, right? Not quite. You still need to do some things to ensure you are move-ready. The following tips are things you should do before the moving truck arrives to ensure a smooth, stress-free moving experience for you and your movers.
Why Preparing for a Moving Truck is Important
Moving takes time and time costs money. Whether you are renting a moving truck or hiring movers to transport your things for you, the longer it takes, the more money you will spend. If you follow these steps provided by the pros at Leaders Moving, you will save time and money during the actual move.
You should disconnect all your appliances before the moving truck arrives. Some movers aren’t allowed to disconnect appliances that use water, so having this done before they show up can save you both time. Furthermore, if something is wrong with the fixture or the appliance, disconnecting it before move-out day gives you time to recognize the problem and correct it before they get there.
It is a common occurrence that movers arrive at a home and nothing or very little is packed. If you are paying for packing services, this doesn’t apply. However, if you are only paying for moving services, you should have everything boxed up and ready to go. It is ok to leave a few items unpacked for last-minute use, but you should pack the bulk of your items before the moving truck arrives.
Most pieces of furniture must be taken apart before they fit out the door. Disassembling your furniture before the moving truck arrives enables them to grab it and go. If you don’t take it apart before they arrive it will waste the mover’s time and cost you more money.
Check Cabinets and Closets
Cabinets and closet space are often overlooked during a move. Before the movers arrive, you should do one final check of all cabinet and closet spaces to ensure you haven’t left anything behind.
Dispose of Unwanted Items
If there are items you don’t want, there is no need to waste your money or the movers’ time by having them move these items. Disposing of any unwanted furniture, clothing, dishes, or other items before the movers arrive will save them time and save you money.
Set Valuables Aside
Accidents do tend to happen during moves. As such, we highly advise you set any valuable artwork, furniture, or jewelry aside so you can move it yourself. Moving valuables yourselves ensures they don’t go missing during the move and protects them from being broken.
Hire a Trusted Moving Company Today
Leaders Moving has been in business for more than 25 years. In that time, we have performed thousands of moves and know what it takes for a successful moving experience. If you follow the above-mentioned tips before the moving truck arrives, you will find the moving experience to be significantly less stressful. For a quality moving company you can trust, contact Leaders Moving today for a free no obligation quote.