Top 10 Moving Day Tips
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After weeks of coordination, prep and careful planning, it’s finally here. Moving Day! Whether you schedule with Excalibur moving and storage crew to show up in the morning or the afternoon, Keep these awesome moving day tips in mind for a successful move.
- Pack things that you will need for the first night
You have a long day ahead of you, and the last thing you want to look through boxes for your pillow, sheets, blankets etc…Pack a bag, clear bin or box that’s easily accessible with everything you need for your first night in your new home: change of clothes, bedding, comfort items for kids, snacks etc.
- Label your boxes
It’s common to label your boxes with what it contains, but be sure to also clearly mark which ROOM they’re designated for as well. Write or apply labels on all sides, that way you’ll be able to read them when boxes are stacked and easily direct the movers as they unload. That action will save time for you and the will be easier for you and the movers during and after the moving process.
- Take a picture of electronics before disconnecting
Picture the back of your TV, computer and any electronics with complicated wires and hook-ups before disconnecting. That way you will be able to hook up everything back quick and hassle free at your new place.
- Keep high value items with you, not in the moving truck
Even if you have move protection, you likely have items that are irreplaceable. Keep these with you and plan to transport them in your car so you don’t have to worry about potential damage or loss. This includes sensitive documents such as financial info.
- On moving day, focus on the move, don’t make other plans
Move day should be focused on moving out of your old home and into your new one. Don’t limit your time window by adding on extra coordination headaches, such as utility set up.
- Read before signing
Excalibur moving and storage will provide you some papers to sign on move day (bill of landing etc…). Look over all paperwork carefully and don’t sign anything you don’t feel 100% about, it’s never too late to ask questions. It’s also a good idea to know how many boxes you’ve packed so you can make sure all your belongings arrive at your destination.
- Keep cleaning supplies and garbage bags handy
With lots of foot traffic in and out of the house, unpacking and potentially anything left behind by prior residents, it doesn’t hurt to have cleaning supplies handy. Your kitchen and the bathrooms will probably be the most used throughout the day, so start there.
- Clear any obstacles for your mover
If you’re moving to a house, the moving truck can probably park out front. But if you live in an area with limited street parking and other regulations, make sure you have a spot for your movers to safely park and have secured proper permits if needed. Same goes for reserving an elevator if you live in a condo – the idea is to help your movers do their job. Efficiency will translate in cost savings for you, if the movers can finish on time or even before your estimated window.
- Communicate with the crew lead during the moving process
Excalibur moving and storage crew leads are professional and patience. During the moving process the lead will ask you question about the your moving needs, If it is to ask which room is the guest room or master bedroom so the moving crew will mark furniture after they are being wrapped in a moving pads or to keep you updated on the loading/unloading process. Excalibur’s clients and crew lead need to work together and it is very important to us that crew leads will be polite and patient.
- Call us! We want to hear your feedback
Excalibur moving and storage are here for you. We encourage our customers to call us at 1-800-548-6052 before, during and after the move if you have any questions or concerns.