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Move Day Checklist
Move Day Checklist
Looking for some ways to feel a breeze on the day of your move? With our moving day checklist, even the last-minute moving isn’t a hassle. The Good Movers USA team is exceptional and experienced in what we do. And we do know the most efficient and effective ways how to pack and move.
Of course, the very first thing to do is planning. Never underestimate the power of planning! Create lists and a system to make sure the following points on the checklists work.
Review Your Documents
First things first, make sure all the documents, including passports, driver’s licenses, contracts, inventory lists, and insurance policies, are packed and kept at hand. Try not to pack such essentials into the box you’ll keep in the closet. Of course, it is not so crucial during local moving, but it is gonna be an issue during long-distance moving if you are reckless.
Be Present During the Move
The movers might have some questions you need to answer on the moving day, so it is better to be present during the move. You will make sure to cover any concerns that might pop up. Moreover, you can supervise the packing and loading of your belongings.
Pack a Box of Essentials
Everyone has a few items of essentials to carry with them. Make sure you pack a box of essential items, such as toiletries, clothing, and snacks, to keep with you during the move. You might want to label this box as well. Decide what is essential to you to add to the list of things to pack there.
Handle Fragile Items with Care
Fragile items always require special care! Firstly, identify and label those fragile items. They have to be carefully and rigorously packed and handled during the move. The best way is to assign this task to professionals.
Pack Remaining Items
If you see that some items are still left unpacked, don’t leave them for the last minute. Pack all those remaining belongings before movers arrive to ensure everything is ready for transportation.
Do a Final Walk-Through
The minute everything has been loaded onto the truck, don’t be lazy to do a final walk-through of your old home or office. This way, you ensure that nothing is left behind and that all boxes and furniture are loaded onto the moving truck.
Double-Check for Safety
Some people call it anxiety. Moving companies call it safety! Double-check all doors and windows. Make sure they are locked, and all hazardous materials are packed and labeled correctly.
Protect Your Floors
There, for sure, will be places at home where movers will constantly walk. Our advice – protect your floors. You may place some rugs or cardboard and not worry about the flooring being ruined. Of course, there is a security deposit, but still.
To insure yourself twice, you might take pictures of valuable and fragile items before the move. That is the way to document their condition and assist with any potential insurance claims if needed.
The thing many people forget about – is utilities. This is a double task for you. You need to check all utilities, including gas, water, and electricity, are disconnected at your old home and connected at your new home.
Moderate the Move
To make everything go plan and run smoothly, give answers to as many questions movers have as possible. This way, you moderate the move and let them know all the trifles of the route, accessibility to a new place, etc.
Take a Final Sweep
You can take a final sweep of your old home to make sure nothing is left behind and all cleaning is done. In some cases, you may order cleaning services to pass the house on in perfect condition.
Guide Your Movers
The moment you reach a new home, guide your movers to the correct location of furniture, appliances, and boxes in your new home. It eases work both for the professional movers and you in the future.
Check Your Belongings
Remember to check your belongings for any damage or missing items as they are being unloaded and unpacked. Never leave for the next day after the moving date or even later.
Tip Your Movers
You might want to consider tipping your movers for their hard work and excellent service during the moving process.
Inspect Your New Home
The process of unloading and unpacking stuff can be challenging. So you’d better inspect your new home for any damage or issues that may have occurred during the move.
Breathe in and breathe out. Finally, relax and enjoy your new home! Can you believe that it’s happened?
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With this simple moving checklist, you will save time, improve your general mental health and save money, of course. Travel arrangements are common things to follow. Your moving experience is no exception.
Other tips to follow also include choosing the right packing materials, like packing boxes, bubble wrap, and other protective materials.
After all, you might want to invite your close friends to a new space with wine glasses to celebrate a big day of a stress-free move. Enjoy your new home!
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