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May 24, 2024

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Moving Day Goes Smoothly

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation
Moving is usually a time-consuming ordeal, and at times it can even be complicated and crazy. Luckily, you will find several things you can do to make your move as efficient as possible. The initial (and most important) thing is to hire a professional moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. But beyond that, we would like to share five tips for moving day that will help make everything a little bit less chaotic.

1. Make sure you (or someone you trust) is present

This may seem like a given, however you may be shocked how often professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City have to deal with absent clients on moving day. Even if you won’t be present because of an emergency, be certain that a trustworthy adult is present for the total day (or days). That designated person must answer the movers' questions, sign the movers’ paperwork, and direct the packing/loading process as needed.

2. Make Sure that there's a clear path from the residence to the moving truck

For your safety, the safety of the moving team, and the safety of your belongings, it is vital that you clear out a path that is sufficient to accommodate your household goods. Be sure to get rid of all tripping hazards both inside and outside your home, this includes toys, clothes, tools, bags of trash, and so forth.

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 movers and mention items of special importance, breakable things, and belongings that shouldn’t be loaded onto the moving truck. Ensure your professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City clearly understand and remember your instructions.

At the end of the day, it's a smart idea to perform one last walkthrough to make sure that all your belongings have been loaded, and that nothing might be forgotten. This is a good time to double check your drawers, cabinets, and also closets for any things that may have been overlooked.

4. Keep youngsters and/or furry family members out of the way

We all love our kids and our "furry friends," but many times, they slow things down when work needs to be completed. That's not to mention how they may accidentally make themselves "trip hazards" by running around the home while the movers are carrying your household goods.

The point is, it is a sound idea to have a plan. If you have kids, try to keep them busy with fun activities in a separate area, so that they are happy, busy, and safe. Or better yet, see if a relative or friend might be willing to watch them for the day. And if you have furry family members, 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. Make certain you and the company driver are on the same page

After your belongings are all packed and loaded on the moving van, you still want them to show up to your new residence on time and without damage. With that in mind, it is definitely a super idea to exchange your contact information with the moving company's driver. Make sure you and the driver are on the same page when it comes to the delivery schedule.

When you use these five guidelines on moving day, then the entire process will almost certainly be a lot more efficient, and less chaotic for all involved. And if you need experienced, professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City to help your move become a reality, be certain to contact our team at the Oil Capitol Relocation today.


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