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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 have chosen the perfect moving company in Austin, packed your entire life into cartons, scheduled your move date, figured out your road trip, packed your first night survival kit, and have a new home all lined up and waiting in the new town. After all that work to get everything prepared... moving day is now here. And, if you have done a thorough job, you might well find yourself lounging on the sofa waiting for the truck thinking... what do I do now?

Having some hours to yourself on moving day can be calming, exhausting, sensational, or perhaps uncertain. All people react differently, however you do not have to just twiddle your thumbs waiting for the moving truck to arrive. Here are a few great chores to do while waiting for the moving van to arrive.

Final Cabinet Check

Take one last walk through your home and do a final double check of each and every nook and cranny, closet, cabinet, and drawer. Make sure you won’t be neglecting something or leaving a carton in the basement where the professional movers in Austin may not find it. It could be helpful to have one last half-full box open to collect the odd sock, t-shirt, or bath towel that you might discover in the back corners of the cabinetry on your final check.

This is the perfect time to also take a gander at each bathroom. Make certain there is toilet paper, a hand towel, and hand soap in each one. This is not only helpful for you as well as the movers on moving day, it is additionally a polite way to leave the house: bathroom-ready.

Make Space for the Movers

Next, consider where the moving truck should park. The truck will require a big area, ideally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving truck pointing toward your residence when that is a possibility, if you reside in a parking-space controlled neighborhood, you could need to block off a row of single spaces for your truck on the big day.

Then thing about the path your professional movers in Austin will be utilizing and create a wide path for them to safely follow. You might place down rugs when there is mud, but the majority of professional moving companies in Austin will put down floor runners to keep your floors tidy. You can also move any obstacles out of the way to speed up the move and remove tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the moving van, take a minute to look over your moving contract and paperwork. The contract should likely list specific things which the professional movers in Austin cannot move, often by law. Should you have some questions about the things that can and can't go on the truck, give your moving coordinator a call. He or she will be pleased to answer all questions you may have.

Pack Your Car

Finally, be sure that your vehicle is packed and set to head out. Most likely, once the professional movers are gone and you've you’ve done any cleaning that need to be completed, you will be setting out for good. Check your gas and also oil levels. Double check your overnight bag and make sure any plants and pets are ready to go when it is time.


If you've taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving van can feel like a big stretch of wasted time. However with this checklist, you might have your time productively occupied so that you are set when the moving truck shows up. For additional moving tips or to discuss your upcoming move, contact us today!


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