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May 24, 2024

5 Tips to Make Certain Your Moving Day Goes Smoothly

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving is normally a long ordeal, and at times it could even be complicated and hectic. Luckily, there are several things you can do to make your move as stress-free as possible. The initial (and most urgent) thing is to hire a professional moving company in Colorado Springs. But beyond that, here are 5 suggestions for moving day that can help make everything a tad less chaotic.

1. Make sure you (or someone you trust) is available

This might seem like a no-brainer, but you may be surprised how often professional movers in Colorado Springs must deal with absent clients on moving day. Even if you cannot be present due to an emergency, make sure that a accountable adult is present for the entire day (or days). That designated person will need to answer the movers' questions, sign moving documents, and oversee the packing/loading process as needed.

2. Be Certain that there's an unobstructed walkway from the residence to the moving van

For your safety, the safety of the moving crew, and the safety of your belongings, it is vital that you clear out a walkway that is sufficient to accommodate your furniture. Make sure to remove all tripping hazards both inside and outside your home, including toys, clothes, tools, bags of trash, etc.

3. Do an initial and final walkthrough with the moving crew

At the start of the day, you’ll to go through your house with the movers and mention items of extreme, fragile things, and items which won't be loaded into the moving truck. Make sure your professional movers in Colorado Springs clearly understand and will recall your instructions.

At the end of the day, it is a smart idea to perform a final walkthrough to make sure that all your belongings have been loaded, and that nothing has been left behind. This is a super time to triple check your drawers, cabinets, and also closets for any things that could have been missed.

4. Keep children and/or furry family members occupied

We all adore our kids and our "furry friends," but many times, they slow things down when work needs to be completed. That's not to mention how they may accidentally make themselves "trip hazards" by running throughout the residence while the movers are carrying your household goods.

The point is, it's great to have a plan. If you have youngsters, do your best to keep them busy with fun activities in a separate space, so that they're happy, busy, and out of the way. Or better yet, see if a family member or friend could be available to watch them for the day. And if you have furry family members, it could be best to put them in a kennel or cage for a little while or have someone watch them for the duration of the packing and loading process.

5. Be sure you and the company driver are on the same page

After your items are all packed and loaded on the moving truck, you still want them to arrive to your new home on time and without damage. With that in mind, it is always a good idea to exchange your contact information with the moving company's driver. Be sure you and the driver are on the wavelength when it comes to the delivery schedule.

If you use these 5 guidelines on moving day, then the complete process will almost certainly be much more efficient, and less stressful for all involved. And if you would like experienced, professional movers in Colorado Springs to help your move become a reality, be sure to reach out to our team at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today.


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