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March 19, 2023

Do These Things Before the Movers Arrive

Getting ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've selected the best moving company in San Antonio, packed your entire life into boxes, confirmed the move date, mapped out your road trip, packed your suitcase, and also have a new place all set and waiting in the new town. After all that hard work to get everything prepared... now it is time to move. And, if you've done your job right, you could well find yourself sitting on the couch waiting for the moving van wondering... what now?

Having a couple hours to yourself on moving day can be comforting, tiring, sensational, or perhaps ambiguous. Everybody react differently, but you do not need to just sit on your hands waiting for the moving truck to show up. Here are a few smart things to do while waiting for the moving truck to arrive to your house.

One Last Drawer Check

Take a final walk through your residence and complete a final look into each and every room, closet, cabinet, and upper shelf. Make certain you won’t be neglecting something or deserting a box in a closed room where the professional movers in San Antonio might not see it. It may be helpful to have one last half-full box open to receive the odd sock, t-shirt, or bath towel that you may scrounge up from the back corners of the cabinetry on your final check.

This is the perfect time to also take a quick look at each bathroom. Be sure there is TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in every one. This is not only important for you and the movers on moving day, it's also a polite way to leave a home: bathroom-ready.

Make Space for the Movers

Next, think about where the moving van is going to park. The truck will require a large area, generally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving truck pointing toward your house when that is a possibility, if you reside in a parking-space controlled area, you may need to block off a row of single spaces for the moving van on the big day.

Then consider the path your professional movers in San Antonio will be walking and create a wide path for them to safely follow. You could set down rugs if there is mud, but most professional moving companies in San Antonio will set down floor runners to keep your floors tidy. You should also take any obstacles out of the way to speed up the move as well as remove tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the moving van, take a few minutes to skim your moving contract as well as paperwork. The contract could likely list specific things that the professional movers in San Antonio can’t move, often by law. If you have a few questions regarding the items that can and can't be put on the truck, give your moving coordinator a call. He or she would be glad to answer any questions you might have.

Pack Your Car

And lastly, make certain that your automobile is packed and set to leave. Chances are, as soon as the professional movers are gone and you've done a quick cleaning, you will be setting out for good. Fill up your gas as well as oil levels. Double check your overnight bag and also make certain your plants and domestic pets are ready to go when it is time.


When you've taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving truck can feel like a big expanse of wasted time. But with this checklist, you could have your time productively occupied so that you are set when the moving truck gets there. For more moving tips or to consult on your moving needs, contact us today!


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