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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've picked the perfect moving company in Wichita Falls, packed your entire life into cartons, confirmed your move date, planned your road trip, packed your suitcase, as well as have a new home ready and waiting at your destination. After all that hard work to get everything prepared... moving day is now here. And, if you have done your job right, you could well find yourself perched on the front step waiting for the moving van pondering... now what?

Having some hours to yourself on moving day can feel calming, exhausting, thrilling, or perhaps ambiguous. All people react differently, but you don't have to just sit on your hands waiting for the truck to get there. Here are a few smart chores to do while waiting for the moving truck to arrive to your house.

One Last Drawer Check

Take a last walk through your residence and do a final look into each room, closet, cabinet, and drawer. Make certain you are not forgetting something or leaving a box in a closed closet where the professional movers in Wichita Falls may not see it. It could be helpful to keep one last half-full box open to put the odd sock, necklace, or bath towel that you could scrounge up from the far reaches of the cabinetry on your double check.

This is a great time to also take a quick look at each bathroom. Be sure there is toilet paper, a hand towel, and hand soap in every one. This is not only useful for you and the movers on moving day, it is also a courteous way to leave the residence: bathroom-ready.

Make Space for the Movers

Next, ponder where the moving van is going to park. You’ll need a big space, ideally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving van pointing toward your home if that is possible, if you reside in a parking-space controlled community, you might need to reserve a row of single spaces for the moving van on moving day.

Then consider the path your professional movers in Wichita Falls will be using and create a wide path for them to safely follow. You might set down rugs in the event there is mud, however a lot of professional moving companies in Wichita Falls will place down floor runners to keep your floors neat. You might also take all obstacles out of the way to speed up the move and get rid of tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the moving van, take a moment to peruse your moving contract and also documents. The contract could likely list a variety of things which the professional movers in Wichita Falls can’t move, often by law. In the event you have some questions regarding the items that can and can't be put on the truck, get in touch with your move coordinator. He or she would be pleased to answer any questions you might have.

Pack Your Car

Last but certainly not least, make certain that your vehicle is packed and set to leave. Most likely, as soon as the professional movers have left and you've you’ve done any cleaning that need to be completed, you will be leaving for for the last time. Fill up your gas and also oil levels. Load up your overnight bag and also make certain any plants as well as household pets will be ready to go when it is time.


If you've taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving van can feel like a unending span of wasted time. However with this checklist, you might have your time productively occupied so that the house is picture-perfect when the moving van gets there. For additional moving tips or to get started on your moving estimate, contact us today!


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