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Moving Day Checklist: What Not To Forget When the Movers Show Up

Moving day is approaching – what will you be doing on the day of your relocation? If you’ve never gone through a household move before, it’s hard to know what to expect. This moving day checklist can help you get through a moving day without forgetting some of the most critical parts. Here’s what you need to know.

Protect the Carpet

You’ve done everything you can to protect the items you packed, but what are you doing to protect your flooring? One of the things that can easily be damaged during moving day activities is the carpeting or flooring in your home – the new one or the old one. If you’ve hired professional movers, they should bring materials to protect your floors, but if you’re moving items into and out of your house before the movers show up, lay down plastic to protect your flooring.

Say “Goodbye” to Your Home

Your house is a place where you’ve no doubt had some excellent times. Leaving a home can be challenging. It can be tough to have kids who have grown up on the property and are sad to leave. Taking the time, before the moving company arrives, to say good-bye can help give your kids closure.

Wake your kids before the moving company shows up to take a walk through the house one more time. You might have a little “good-bye” ceremony in the backyard, or take the time to discuss your favorite memories of the place. Do whatever seems most appropriate for your family.

Clean the Property

Plan to clean your property – the new one and the old one – on moving day. To make life easy for yourself, you might want to hire a professional cleaning company. If you aren’t hiring professional cleaners, plan to stay behind after the movers leave to do things like cleaning the floors, walls, stove, and oven. You may need help from family members or friends to get this done.

Keep Pets and Kids Safe

Pets and kids can get underfoot when the movers come. This can even be a safety hazard – for your kids and your movers. Arrange for kids and pets to stay at a friend or relative’s house on moving day. If that’s not possible, cordon off a safe room and label so that the movers know that children and pets are there. Have a friend or relative stay with the children in this room while the movers pack up the house. 

Either way, make arrangements to have your kids and pets out of the way of the moving company when they start to move furniture out the door.

Pack Your “Go-Bag” and Plants Separately

Hopefully, you have a “go bag” or “essentials kit” already packed on the day of your relocation. The go-bag should have items like pajamas, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and other things. Keep your go-bag separate from the items that the movers will be taking. Put your go-bag in your car, and while you’re at it, put your plants in there too. In most cases, moving companies won’t move your plants, so you will need to handle them yourself.

Hire a Professional Moving Company

Make moving day easy on yourself by hiring a professional moving company. Hiring the pros means that you can focus on what’s most important: keeping your household and family organized while the relocation is taking place. Contact us today for a quote.



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