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June 27, 2019

5 Things to Do Before the Moving Truck Arrives

Cans of SodaBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You have decided on the perfect moving company in San Antonio, packed your whole life into cartons, reserved your dates with the professional movers, organized your journey, packed your travel suitcase, and have a new place all arranged and ready at your destination. Following all that effort to get everything geared up... now it's moving day. And, if you have carried out your job correctly, you may well find yourself sitting on the front step expecting the truck asking yourself... what now?

Having a few hours to yourself on moving day can appear tranquil, exhausting, exciting, or uncertain. Everyone acts diversely, but the truth is you do not have to simply sit around awaiting the moving van to get there. Alternatively, you can review a useful checklist which will make certain you unquestionably are bowing out with every single duck in a row. Listed below are 5 good things to do whilst waiting around for the professional movers in San Antonio to get there.

Last Compartment Check

Go on a last walk through your house and conduct a last examination of every room, closet, drawer, and upper shelf. Make sure you are not negelecting anything or leaving behind a box within a closed area where the movers won't discover it. It could be helpful to have one last half-full box designed to get the random glove, earring, or bathroom towel that you may scrounge up from the long reaches of the cabinetry on your final check.

This is the optimal time to additionally get a peek at every bathroom. Make certain there's TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in each one. This is not just helpful for you and the movers on moving day, it is additionally a courteous real estate method to depart from a residence: bathroom-ready.

Clear Room for the Movers

Following, think about the place that the moving truck is likely to park. You'll need a long area, most certainly curbside, with the rear end (or side) of the truck aiming toward your residence however that's feasible, if you reside in a parking-space restricted neighborhood, you might need to schedule a row of individual spots for your moving truck on the big day.

Then contemplate exactly where your professional movers are going to be stepping and prepare a sizable way to help them to safely stay with. You can put down panels if there is mud, although a good number of professional moving companies will put down floor runners to keep your floors spotless. You should also clear away any hindrances out of the way to speed up the move and remove tripping hazards.

Explore the Contract & Dispose of Unmovables

Whilst waiting for the truck in San Antonio, take the time to peruse your moving paperwork and documentation. You will find often interesting specifics and observations into the moving industry just by browsing the records that the moving company in San Antonio sent you.

The documents will also list specific items that the movers are not able to move, frequently for legal reasons. Included in this are everything living which includes plants and flowers, anything that could explode, or anything at all that might rot in the truck. If you have fish, pets, hazardous materials, or plants then make plans to drive them along with you as opposed to transferring them inside the truck. And if you might have any queries about what can and can't go on the moving truck, give your moving coordinator a call. They would be happy to respond to any questions you might have.

Fill the Fridge with Sodas and Water

After that, take the opportunity to load your refrigerator with drinks and snacks. Your refrigerator has already been emptied which suggests there ought to be plenty of room for cases of soft drinks and water and perhaps even healthy snacks for the team. The larger your move, the more cherished drinks and snacks will likely be. Particularly if you, like most, move in the hotter months. Offering healthy snacks for the moving crew is absolutely not imperative, although we assure you that it will be well received and valued.

Pack Your Vehicle

Lastly, make sure that your personal transportation is packed and all set to go. Chances are, once the professional movers have left and you've cleaned the residence one last time, you will be leaving permanently. The simplest way to be sure you do not forget anything at all is usually to carry out the comprehensive check ahead of time. Check your gas and oil levels. Review your overnight bag and make certain all house plants and domestic pets are prepared to go when it's time.


Once you've handled everything else, waiting for the moving truck can seem to be like a sizeable stretch of unfilled time. Although with this checklist, you will have your time effectively filled to ensure the house is picture-perfect when the professional movers arrive. For more moving tips or to consult on your moving needs, call us today!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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