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June 27, 2019

5 Things to Do Before the Moving Truck Arrives

Cans of SodaBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You've selected the right moving company in Tulsa, packed up your whole life into cartons, scheduled your dates with the professional movers, organized your road trip, packed up your travel bag, and have a new place all prepared and waiting at your destination. Following all that energy to get everything geared up... now it's moving day. And, if you have done your job correctly, you may well end up sitting on the front step waiting for the moving van wondering... what now?

Having a few hours to oneself moving day can be calming, stressful, exciting, or dubious. Everybody responds differently, but the truth is you don't need to just sit on your hands anticipating the truck to get there. Rather, you can review a helpful checklist that will ensure you unquestionably are bowing out with each and every duck in a row. The following are 5 superb things to do when waiting for the professional movers in Tulsa to get there.

Final Cabinet Check

Take a last walk through your house and perform a final check of each and every area, closet, drawer, and upper shelf. Be sure you are not negelecting anything or leaving behind a box within a closed up room where the movers may not find it. It could be useful to have one last half-full box designed to get the random glove, bracelet, or hand towel that you might scrounge up within the distant reaches of the cabinetry on your last check.

This is the optimal time to additionally get a quick look at every bathroom. Make certain there is TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in each one. This is not just useful for you and the movers on moving day, it's also a considerate real estate way to depart a house: bathroom-ready.

Clear Space for the Movers

Next, consider the place that the moving truck is going to park. You want a long area, most certainly curbside, with the rear (or side) of the vehicle aiming toward your home however that's feasible, if you reside in a parking-space restricted community, you might need to schedule a row of single spaces for the moving truck on the big day.

Next think about where your professional movers are going to be walking and make preparations for a wide route to help them to safely stay with. You can place down panels when there is mud, although a good number of professional moving companies will put down floor runners to keep the floor coverings spotless. It's also wise to clean up all obstructions out of the way to speed up the move and get rid of falling risks.

Look at the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the moving truck in Tulsa, take the time to explore your moving paperwork and records. You will find typically fascinating details and insights into the moving industry by simply perusing the written documents that the moving company in Tulsa gave you.

The documents will likely list specific items that the movers cannot move, frequently for legal reasons. These include anything living including plants, anything that can explode, or anything at all that might rot in the truck. In case you have fish, pets, unsafe materials, or plants and flowers then make plans to take them with you rather than moving them inside the truck. And in case you have any concerns about what can and can't move on the moving truck, give your moving coordinator a call. They will be glad to respond to any inquiries you could have.

Load the Refrigerator with Sodas and Water

Next, take a moment to fill your refrigerator with refreshments. The refrigerator is already emptied meaning there should be plenty of room for cases of soda and also water and perhaps even healthy snacks for the team. The larger your move, the more cherished drinks and snacks will undoubtedly be. Especially if you, similar to most, move in the hotter time of year. Offering goodies for the moving crew is not mandatory, but we assure you that it'll be well received and valued.

Load Your Automobile

Finally, be sure that your personal vehicle is loaded and all set to head out. Likelihood is, after the professional movers are gone and you've cleaned the residence one final time, you will be departing for good. The easiest way to make sure you do not forget anything at all is usually to perform the comprehensive inspection beforehand. Check your gas and oil levels. Check your overnight bag and ensure any plants and household pets will be ready to leave when it's time.


When you've addressed everything else, awaiting the moving truck will feel like a significant stretch of bare time. However with this checklist, you will have your time effectively utilized to ensure the residence is picture-perfect when the professional movers arrive. For more moving tips or to consult on your moving needs, call us today!


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The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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