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May 10, 2022

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Moving Day Goes Well

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving is usually a long process, and sometimes it may even be convoluted and chaotic. Luckily, you will find several things you can do to make your move as efficient as possible. The initial (and most important) thing is to hire a professional moving company in San Antonio. But beyond that, read on for 5 suggestions for moving day that should help make everything a tad less stressful.

1. Be certain you (or someone you trust) is available

This may seem like a no-brainer, yet you may be shocked how often professional movers in San Antonio must deal with absent clients on moving day. In the event you won’t be there because of an emergency, ensure that a accountable adult is available for the total day (or days). Someone will need to answer the movers' questions, sign paperwork, and direct the packing/loading process as needed.

2. Be Certain that there's a clear route from the house to the moving truck

For your safety, the safety of the movers, and the safety of your possessions, it's important that you clear out a walkway which is wide enough to fit your furniture. Be sure to get rid of all tripping hazards both inside and outside your residence, such as toys, clothes, tools, pieces of trash, and so on.

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

At the beginning of the day, you will to go through your house with the movers and identify belongings of special importance, breakable things, and items that will not be loaded onto the moving van. Make sure your professional movers in San Antonio clearly understand and will remember your instructions.

At the end of the day, it's a good idea to perform one last walkthrough to make sure that all your things have been loaded, and that nothing is being forgotten. This is an ideal time to check your drawers, cabinets, and closets for any things which may have been overlooked.

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

We all adore our youngsters and our "furry friends," but much of the time, they slow things down when work needs to be accomplished. That is not to mention how they may accidentally make themselves "trip hazards" by running around the home when the movers are carrying your boxes.

The point is, it is great to have a plan. If you have youngsters, try to keep them occupied with fun activities in a separate room, so that they are happy, busy, and safe. Or even better, see if a relative or friend might be available to watch them for the day. And if you have 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. Make certain you and the company driver are on the same page

After your things are all packed and loaded on the moving van, you still want them to show up to your new home on time and in one piece. With that in mind, it's always a super idea to exchange your contact information with the moving company's driver. Be sure you and the driver are on the same page when it comes to the delivery timetable.

When you use these five guidelines on moving day, then the complete process will almost certainly be much more efficient, and less chaotic for all involved. And if you would like experienced, professional movers in San Antonio to help your relocation become a reality, make sure to call our team at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today.


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