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May 24, 2024

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Moving Day Goes Well

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving is regularly a lengthy task, and at times it can even be convoluted and hectic. Fortunately, there are numerous things you can do to make your move as stress-free as possible. The initial (and most urgent) task is to hire a professional moving company in Tulsa. But beyond that, here are five helpful hints for moving day that should help make everything a tad less chaotic.

1. Be certain you (or an adult you trust) is available

This should seem like a given, yet you would be surprised how often professional movers in Tulsa must deal with absent clients on moving day. Even if you can't be there because of an emergency, ensure that a responsible adult is there for the whole day (or days). That designated person will need to answer the movers' questions, sign the movers’ paperwork, and oversee the packing/loading process as needed.

2. Make Sure that there is an unobstructed route from the home to the moving truck

For your safety, the safety of the movers, and the safety of your things, it is vital that you clear out a walkway that is sufficient to fit your items. Make sure to get rid of all tripping hazards both inside and outside your home, this includes toys, clothes, tools, pieces of trash, and so on.

3. Do an initial and final walkthrough with the moving crew

At the start of the day, you will to go through your residence with the moving crew and mention things of special importance, breakable things, and items which won't be loaded onto the moving van. Make sure your professional movers in Tulsa undoubtedly understand and will recall your guidelines.

At the end of the day, it is a good idea to do one last walkthrough to make sure that all your things have been loaded, and that nothing has been forgotten. This is a good time to check your drawers, cabinets, and also closets for any items that could have been forgotten.

4. Keep kids and/or furry family members occupied

We all love our children and our "furry friends," but much of the time, they slow things down if work needs to be completed. That is not to mention how they may accidentally make themselves "trip hazards" by running throughout the home while the movers are carrying your things.

The point is, it is good to have a plan. If you have children, attempt to keep them busy with fun activities in a separate room, so that they're happy, busy, and safe. Or even better, see if a relative or friend could be willing to watch them for the day. And if you have pets, it could be best to put them in a kennel or cage for a little while or have someone watch them for the duration of the packing and loading process.

5. Be sure you and the company driver are on the same page

Once your items are all packed and loaded on the moving truck, you still want them to arrive to your new home on time and without damage. With that in mind, it is definitely a great idea to exchange your contact information with the moving company's driver. Be certain you and the driver are on the wavelength when it comes to the delivery time.

When you remember these 5 suggestions on moving day, then the whole process will almost certainly be much more efficient, and less stressful for everyone involved. And if you would like experienced, professional movers in Tulsa to help your relocation become a reality, make sure to contact our team at the A-1 Freeman Moving Group today.


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