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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 Atlanta, packed all your possessions into boxes, confirmed the move date, mapped out your road trip, packed your first night survival kit, and have a new home all lined up and waiting at your destination. After all that effort to get everything ready... now it is time to move. And, if you have done a thorough job, you may well find yourself sitting on the couch waiting for the truck thinking... now what?

Having some hours to yourself on moving day can feel calming, exhausting, exciting, or perhaps uncertain. Everyone responds differently, but you do not need to just sit around waiting for the truck to arrive. Here are a few wise tasks to do while waiting for the moving truck to arrive.

One Last Drawer Check

Take a final walk through your house and do a final check of every nook and cranny, closet, cabinet, and upper shelf. Make certain you are not neglecting something or leaving a carton in the attic where the professional movers in Atlanta might not see it. It might be helpful to have one last half-full box open to put the odd sock, t-shirt, or bath towel that you could discover in the back corners of the cabinetry on your last walk through.

This is the perfect time to also take a gander at each bathroom. Make sure there’s TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in each one. This is not only useful for you and the movers on moving day, it's also a nice way to leave a home: bathroom-ready.

Clear Space for the Movers

Next, think about where the moving truck should park. The truck will require a large space, ideally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving truck pointing toward your home when that is possible, when you live in a parking-space controlled area, you could need to reserve a row of single spaces for the truck on moving day.

Then thing about the path your professional movers in Atlanta will be utilizing and create a wide path for them to safely follow. You can place down large towels if there is mud, but the majority of professional moving companies in Atlanta will put down floor runners to keep your floors neat. You should also clear any obstacles out of the way to speed up the move as well as get rid of tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the moving truck, take a few minutes to skim your moving contract as well as paperwork. The contract could likely list a variety of items that the professional movers in Atlanta cannot move, often by law. Should you have some questions about what can and can't be loaded on the truck, give your moving coordinator a call. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Pack Your Car

And lastly, make certain that your vehicle is packed and set to head out. Chances are, once the professional movers are gone and you've you’ve done any cleaning that need to be completed, you will be departing for for the last time. Top off your gas as well as oil levels. Double check your overnight bag and also make certain any 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 seem like a long stretch of wasted time. But with this checklist, you might 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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