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May 24, 2024

5 Tips to Make Certain Your Moving Day Goes Well

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving is usually a lengthy ordeal, and often it can even be complicated and hectic. Luckily, you will find numerous things you can do to make your move as stress-free as possible. The initial (and most important) task is to hire a professional moving company in Austin. But beyond that, here are five tips for moving day that can help make everything a tad less worrisome.

1. Ensure you (or someone you trust) is available

This should seem like a no-brainer, yet you'd be perplexed how often professional movers in Austin have to deal with absent clients on moving day. In the event you won’t be available because of an emergency, be certain that a accountable adult is present for the entire day (or days). Someone will need to answer the movers' questions, sign the movers’ paperwork, and supervise the packing/loading process as needed.

2. Make Sure that there is a passable path from the house to the moving van

For your safety, the safety of the movers, and the safety of your things, it is important that you clear out a walkway that is sufficient to fit your items. Make sure to remove all tripping hazards both inside and outside your home, including toys, clothes, tools, bags of trash, and so on.

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

At the start of the day, you will to go through your house with the movers and point out things of special importance, delicate items, and belongings which will not be loaded into the moving truck. Be sure your professional movers in Austin without a doubt understand and remember your directions.

At the end of the day, it is a good idea to embark on one last walkthrough to ensure that all your things have been loaded, and that nothing has been forgotten. This is a super time to check your drawers, cabinets, as well as closets for any items which may have been missed.

4. Keep youngsters and/or family pets occupied

We all adore our kids and our "furry friends," but much of the time, they slow everything down if work needs to be accomplished. That's not to mention how they may accidentally make themselves "trip hazards" by running throughout the residence when the movers are carrying your boxes.

The point is, it is a sound idea to have a plan. If you have kids, do your best to keep them occupied with fun activities in a separate area, so that they're 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. Be sure you and the company driver are on the same page

Once your items are all packed and loaded on the truck, you still want them to get to your new home on time and in one piece. With that in mind, it is definitely a good idea to exchange your contact information with the moving company's driver. Be sure you and the driver are on the wavelength when it comes to the delivery time.

If you use these five guidelines on moving day, then the whole process will almost certainly be much smoother, and less chaotic for everyone involved. And if you would like experienced, professional movers in Austin to help your relocation become a reality, be certain to call our team at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today.


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