What to Do Before the Moving Truck Arrives

closet all packed up for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You have decided on the right moving company in Atlanta, packed your entire life into cartons, reserved your dates with the professional movers, plotted your journey, packed your travel bag, and have a new place all prepared and waiting at your destination. Following all that effort to get everything ready... finally it is moving day. And, if you have executed your job right, you may well end up sitting on the entrance step expecting the moving truck wondering... what now?

Having a few hours to yourself on moving day can appear enjoyable, stressful, exciting, or unsure. Every person reacts distinctly, but the truth is you do not have to simply sit on your hands awaiting the moving truck to arrive. Rather, it is possible to review a useful checklist which will make sure you truly are bowing out with each and every duck in a row. Listed below are 5 fantastic things to accomplish while waiting for the professional movers in Atlanta to show up.

1. Final Compartment Check

Take a last walk through your home and perform a last verification of every area, closet, cupboard, and upper shelf. Be sure you aren't negelecting something or leaving behind a carton inside a closed up bedroom where the movers won't find it. It may be useful to have one last half-full box designed to grab the random mitten, bracelet, or hand towel that you might scrounge up from the far reaches of the cabinetry on the concluding check.

This is the perfect time to also take a peek at each bathroom. Make sure there is TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in each one. This is not merely helpful for you and the movers on moving day, it's also a courteous way for you to depart from a home.

2. Clear Room for the Movers

Next, contemplate the location where the moving truck will park. You want a long space, most certainly curbside, with the rear end (or side) of the vehicle directed in the direction of your house however that's possible, if you live in a parking-space controlled area, you may have to book a row of individual spots for your moving truck on the big day.

Next take into account exactly where your professional movers will be stepping and make preparations for a sizable path for them to safely use. You can place down panels when there is mud, although most professional moving companies will lay down floor runners to keep the flooring surfaces tidy. It's also wise to clean up all obstacles out of the path to speed up the move and take away tripping risks.

3. Look at the Fine Print

While awaiting the moving van in Atlanta, take the time to peruse your moving agreement and records. You'll find typically useful specifics and insights into the moving industry by merely browsing the records that the moving company in Atlanta provided you.

The contract will likely list particular materials that the movers can't move, generally for legal reasons. These include anything living including plants and flowers, anything that may possibly explode, or anything at all that might spoil in the truck. If you have fish, household pets, unsafe materials, or house plants then make plans to take them with you rather than transferring them in the truck. And if you have any questions about what can and can't go on the moving van, give your moving coordinator a call. They would be glad to answer any inquiries you could have.

4. Fill the Fridge with Sodas and Water

Following that, set aside a second to load your fridge with drinks and snacks. Your refrigerator is already purged which means there will be more than enough room for cases of soft drinks and water and maybe even light snacks for the team. The larger your move, the more appreciated drinks and snacks will probably be. Particularly if you, like many, move in the warmer months. Providing treats for the moving crew isn't mandatory, although we promise you that it'll be well received and appreciated.

5. Load up Your Car

Last but certainly not least, make sure that your personal vehicle is packed and ready to move. Chances are, as soon as the professional movers have left and you have cleaned the place one final time, you will be leaving for good. The simplest way to be sure you don't forget anything at all is usually to do the comprehensive check ahead of time. Check your fuel and oil levels. Look at your overnight bag and make certain all plants and flowers and pets will be ready to head out when it is time.


When you have taken care of everything, awaiting the moving truck will feel like a big stretch of bare time. Although with this checklist, you'll have your time proficiently occupied so that the residence is ready when the moving truck arrives. For additional moving tips or to discuss your upcoming move, contact us today!


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