5 Tips to Ensure Your Moving Day Goes Well

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
 
Moving is regularly a time-consuming process, and at times it can even be convoluted and chaotic. Fortunately, you will find several things you can do to make your relocation as stress-free as possible. The first (and most important) thing is to hire a professional moving company in Colorado Springs. But beyond that, we would like to share five helpful hints for moving day that should help make everything a little bit less worrisome.
 

1. Be certain you (or an adult you trust) is available

This may seem like a no-brainer, yet you may be surprised how often professional movers in Colorado Springs must deal with absent clients on moving day. In the event you won’t be present because of an emergency, ensure that a responsible adult is available for the whole day (or days). That designated person will need to answer the movers' questions, sign paperwork, and oversee the packing/loading process as needed.

2. Make Sure that there is a clear path from the residence to the moving van

For your safety, the safety of the moving team, and the safety of your things, it is important that you clear out a walkway that's wide enough to accommodate your household goods. Be certain to get rid of all tripping hazards both inside and outside your house, this includes toys, clothes, tools, pieces of trash, and so forth.

3. Do an initial and final walkthrough with your movers

At the start of the day, you want to go through your residence with the moving team and identify items of special importance, fragile items, and items which will not be loaded onto the moving truck. Make sure your professional movers in Colorado Springs without a doubt understand and will remember your instructions.

At the end of the day, it's a good idea to perform a final walkthrough to ensure that all your possessions have been loaded, and that nothing has been forgotten. This is an ideal time to triple check your drawers, cabinets, and also closets for any belongings which may have been overlooked.

4. Keep kids and/or furry family members out of the way

We all adore our kids and our "furry friends," but often, they slow everything down if work needs to be completed. That's not to mention how they might accidentally make themselves "trip hazards" by running around the house while the movers are carrying your boxes.

The point is, it is a sound idea to have a plan. If you have youngsters, try to keep them busy with fun activities in a separate room, so that they are happy, busy, and out of the way. Or even better, see if a relative or friend might be around to watch them for the day. And if you have household pets, it may be best to put them in a kennel or cage for a little while or have someone take care of 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 things are all packed and loaded on the moving truck, you still want them to arrive to your new house on time and without damage. With that in mind, it's definitely a great idea to exchange your contact information with the moving company's driver. Make sure you and the driver are on the wavelength when it comes to the delivery time.

If you implement these 5 guidelines on moving day, then the entire process will almost definitely 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 contact our team at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today.

 

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