METCALF MOVING BLOG

November 9, 2021

Preparing For Moving Day: Your Checklist Before The Movers Arrive

Moving day is approaching, and you want to be sure that you’ve done all you can to create a seamless move. Before your movers arrive, you’ll want to be sure that you’ve taken the following steps to keep your moving day as low-stress as possible. 

1. Make a plan for kids and pets. 

Kids can get emotional — and bored during the moving process, so have a plan for them while the movers are loading the moving van. For example, you might choose to hire a babysitter, arrange for them to hang out with a friend, or plan a fun activity in the backyard. You’ll also want to think about your furry family members — keep dogs and cats secured, so they stay put and don’t get hurt. If possible, having a neighbor or friend pet-sit your animals at their home during the moving process is ideal so that they stay out of harm’s way.

2. Decide where the movers will park. 

If you’re expecting the movers to park in your driveway, you’ll need to think about where you will park your car during the moving process. For example, if you live in a street-parking-only area, you’ll need to arrange for your moving truck to park while the movers load it. Talk to your landlord or neighbors about accommodating your moving truck.

Pro tip: Remember to make prior arrangements for all vehicles — moving and personal — at your new home as well.

3. Set aside an overnight bag. 

Your moving company will give you a timeline for how long you can expect it to take for your belongings to arrive at your new home. Whether you’re moving locally or across the country, you’ll want to keep a bag of essentials so that you won’t have to worry about digging through boxes during your first night in your new home. Pack your essentials’ bag like you’d pack for a few days away from home: bring a few changes of clothes, any medication, toiletries, etc. 

4. Finish packing and labeling.

If your moving company isn’t handling the packing and labeling of your belongings for you, have your household packed completely before the movers arrive. If you have areas or rooms that you still need to pack, your movers may not get the job done in the time requested. 

5. Talk with your moving company to confirm details. 

A day or two before your movers arrive, talk with the moving company to confirm details and go over any last-minute changes. Again, this is a great time to mention any issues of concern (inclement weather, large pieces of furniture that may require some creativity to move, or tricky parking situations).

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