Moving Day - Movers Guide
You can prevent moving day from turning into a stressful and exhausting experience by planning your move systematically. Moving day survival depends on organizing your move well in advance.
Making a moving day checklist will help you to remember the important actions you need to take during the moving day countdown. Carry your moving day list with you and keep adding important items to it, as soon as you think of them.
Be present in your home when the movers arrive, and stay there until everything has been loaded. You will be required to make decisions and to sign the inventory.
The driver will inspect all the things in your home, and make notations about their condition. Make sure that you read the notations, and sign the inventory only if you find it to be correct.
If it is not possible for you to be present, make sure that a responsible member of the family will be there to sign the papers.
Provide a floor plan of the new home to the movers, with the positions where you want your furniture to be positioned clearly marked. Each moving box should also have a label that clearly mentions the contents, and the name of the room where it is to be placed.
Arrange for a babysitter to look after your kids, and keep pets out of the way in a quiet room. It is customary to provide refreshments to the moving day help, and to tip them if you are satisfied with the service provided by them.
Make arrangements to have your utilities functioning through moving day. It is best to ask the utilities to do a final reading before you move, and to keep a copy of the bill or report.
Arrange to have your phone working through moving day. Disconnect it and take it with you when you move.
Provide the driver of the truck with the destination address, and give clear directions about how to get there. Obtain the contact details of the destination agent, and provide your contact details to the transport operator.
Check every closet and every room once again to make sure that nothing has been left behind. Check to see that all doors and windows are locked. Hand over the alarm codes, keys, and garage remote before you finally leave.
You will be contacted by the driver 24 hours before the expected time of arrival of the truck. However, it is your responsibility to keep in touch with the destination agent to find out about when the truck will reach, to make preparations for unloading.
If you want the movers to do the unpacking, you will have to make arrangements with them in advance. You will have to make the payment at the time of delivery. It is best to ask the movers about the acceptable mode of payment, and to be prepared for it.
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