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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 chosen the best moving company in Tulsa, packed your entire life into boxes, scheduled the move date, planned your road trip, packed your first night survival kit, and also have a new home ready and waiting in the new town. After all that work to prepare everything... moving day is now here. And, if you've done a thorough job, you might well find yourself sitting on the front step waiting for the moving van thinking... now what?

Having a couple hours to yourself on moving day can seem comforting, tiring, thrilling, or perhaps unsure. Everyone react differently, but you don't need to just sit on your hands waiting for the truck to show up. We have put together some wise tasks to do while waiting for the moving truck to arrive to your house.

Final Drawer Check

Take one last walk through your house and do a final look into every room, closet, cabinet, and upper shelf. Make sure you are not neglecting something or leaving a carton in a closed room where the professional movers in Tulsa may not find it. It may be helpful to have one last half-full carton open to receive the odd sock, t-shirt, or bath towel that you might discover in the back corners of the cabinetry on your last walk through.

This is a great time to also peek at each bathroom. Make certain there is TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in every one. This is not only important for you as well as the movers on moving day, it's also a courteous way to leave a home: bathroom-ready.

Clear Space for the Movers

Next, ponder where the moving van will have room to park. The truck will require a long area, generally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving truck pointing toward your residence when that is a possibility, if you live in a parking-space controlled neighborhood, you could need to book a row of single spaces for the moving truck on moving day.

Then consider the path your professional movers in Tulsa will be using and create a wide path for them to safely follow. You could place down large towels if there is mud, however the majority of professional moving companies in Tulsa will set down floor runners to keep your floors clean. You should also clear any obstacles out of the way to speed up the move and also get rid of tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the moving truck, take a few minutes to look over your moving contract and paperwork. The contract should likely list certain objects which the professional movers in Tulsa can’t move, often by law. In the event you have some questions about the things that can and can't be loaded on the truck, give your moving coordinator a call. He or she will be pleased to answer the questions you could have.

Pack Your Car

Finally, be sure that your automobile is packed and set to leave. Most likely, once the professional movers are gone and you've swept the place one last time, you'll be leaving for good. Fill up your gas as well as oil levels. Load up your overnight bag and make sure the plants as well as domestic pets are ready to go when it is time.


If you have taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving truck can feel like a long span of wasted time. But with this checklist, you could have your time productively occupied so that everything is ready when the moving truck shows up. For more moving tips or to get started on your moving estimate, contact us today!


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