METCALF MOVING BLOG
July 11, 2016
Delivery Day Checklist
- Be present to accept delivery of your belongings.
If you are unable to be there yourself, you will need an authorized representative to accept delivery and pay any charges on your behalf.
- Be available.
On the day of delivery, the driver will contact you by phone and may just stop by if he or she is unable to reach you. If no one is available to accept delivery of your belongings within the free waiting time (typically two hours), you may request additional time.
- Check your items.
If you see a noticeable change in the condition of your property as it is unloaded, note these discrepancies on the inventory. By signing the inventory copy, you acknowledge receipt and condition of all items listed.
- Direct the movers with your belongings.
Your furniture will be placed according to your direction. This includes laying rugs and setting up beds. However, if you would like your mattresses to be unpacked or have appliances installed, ask your move coordinator if these services are included ahead of time. If they are not, your move coordinator can arrange for this as an additional service.
- Have a floor plan drawn.
If possible, have a floor plan of your new home available to help the movers understand where you want each piece of furniture to go.