Advantages of hiring a Moving Company
It’s finally here, moving day! You’ve done your due diligence throughout the entire moving process, from tidying up your home to organizing and packing all of your belongings. Your careful preparation is about to pay off as you anticipate a great moving day and your next adventure.
However, even the best planners can feel a little overwhelmed on scheduled moving day. At Move On Group, we understand that there are numerous tasks to coordinate and consider on moving day. That’s why we created this easy-to-follow moving day guide that breaks it down for you. From early morning to late night, these moving day tips will help ensure your day is a seamless experience.
Not ready for moving day? Preparation is key to a successful and stress-free move. And if you’ve hired a professional moving company like Move On Group, your move coordinator will be there to answer any questions you may have before the big day and can also provide you with other essential checklists along the way.
Go through your to-do list to run through:
While you were busy packing and preparing for your move, there may be some tasks that got pushed aside. To avoid mishaps or oversights on your moving day, keep an updated list of items that need to be addressed before you move.
Have a pen and pad of paper handy to jot down your “to-dos” as soon as you think of them; this will help reduce the stress of trying to remember every little thing that needs to be accomplished on a busy day.
Get up early
Although it will be an exciting day, moving day will also be long. Try to go to bed as early as possible the night before to get a good night’s sleep. If you are moving in the summer and where it can be dangerously hot in the mid-afternoon, it will be especially important to take advantage of the milder morning temperatures to get the heavy lifting done.
Even if you’ve hired movers to do all the heavy lifting, you’ll want to wear comfortable clothes for moving day. Try to avoid clothing that can snag on anything. Closed-toe shoes with slip-resistant soles that are practical and breathable are your best choice for moving day footwear.
Be sure to check the weather the night before so you can dress accordingly. Dressing in light, breathable clothing is a must when moving in the summer. Avoid dark-colored clothing that absorbs heat. Instead, plan to wear light colors, including whites and neutrals. If moving in winter, dress in layers and have extra gloves on hand.
Bring children and pets to your pre-arranged drop-off location.
Moving day is already hectic enough. It’s important to make arrangements ahead of time for your children or pets. Put those plans in motion first thing in the morning on moving day so you can focus on the details of your move.
Whether you’ve hired professional movers or have family and friends helping you, be sure to greet them when they arrive. Give them any important information about your property and discuss any concerns you may have about the moving process. Be prepared to direct movers to rooms and how to handle specific items of interest.
Place desired items close to you that must travel separately from the moving van in your vehicle or in a designated area of your home. Be sure to inform the movers that these items should not be packed in the moving van. See our separate packing checklist for additional tips.
If you have hired professional movers, make sure you have not packed any items that your mover cannot transport.
Complete any last-minute packing
Plan to pack a few items on moving day. These include things that were needed the night before, such as toiletries, bedding and clothing, as well as items needed for moving day and the first night in your new residence: snacks, chargers, electronic devices, cleaning supplies, etc.
Navigating the first night in your new home can be difficult without the proper supplies. We recommend packing a “first night” box with the items you will need for basic unpacking, cleaning, eating and hygiene. This box of essentials should travel with you, or if that’s not possible, it should be the last box loaded on the moving truck.
Clean up and take out the trash
It’s always a good idea to leave your old home in the condition you’d like to find your new home in – that’s good karma!
Do a final walk-through
Before the moving truck leaves your home, take one last look at anything that may have been left behind. Go from room to room, going through cabinets and closets. Be sure to check attics, storage sheds and basements.
Just before leaving home, turn off all lights, furnace and air conditioning. Close windows and doors and leave keys and garage door openers for the new occupants.
Load up on the essentials and head to your new place!
Now it’s time to grab those boxes you set aside to travel with you (in your vehicle) and hit the road!
If you’re looking for a professional moving service in Florida, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be there to help you through the entire process of your move.