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March 19, 2023

Do These Things Before the Movers Arrive

Getting ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

You have selected the best moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, packed all your possessions into cartons, verified the move date, planned your road trip, packed your first night survival kit, and have a new residence ready and waiting at your destination. After all that hard work to prepare everything... now it is time to move. And, if you have done your job right, you may well find yourself sitting on the sofa waiting for the moving truck thinking... now what?

Having a few hours to yourself on moving day can be comforting, tiring, thrilling, or ambiguous. Everybody react differently, however you don't need to just sit around waiting for the truck to arrive. Here are some great things to do while waiting for the moving truck to arrive to your house.

Final Cabinet Check

Take one last walk through your home and do a final double check of each room, closet, cabinet, as well as drawer. Be sure you are not overlooking something or leaving a carton in a closed closet where the professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City can not see it. It may be helpful to keep one last half-full carton open to put the odd sock, earring, or bath towel that you might discover in the back corners of the cabinetry on your last walk through.

This is the perfect time to also peek at each bathroom. Make sure there is TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in every one. This is not only helpful for you and the movers on moving day, it is also a nice way to leave the residence: bathroom-ready.

Clear Space for the Movers

Next, consider where the moving truck should park. You’ll need a large area, generally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the moving van pointing toward your home if that is a possibility, when you live in a parking-space controlled area, you could need to block off a row of single spaces for the truck on the big day.

Then consider the area your professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City will be utilizing and make a wide path for them to safely follow. You can set down large towels when there is mud, but most professional moving companies in Tulsa and Oklahoma City will set down floor runners to keep your floors clean. You should also move any obstacles out of the way to speed up the move and remove tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the movers, take a minute to skim your moving contract as well as documents. The contract could likely list specific objects which the professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City can’t move, often by law. Should you have a few questions regarding what can and can't be put on the moving truck, call your move coordinator. He or she will be pleased to answer any questions you might have.

Pack Your Car

Finally, make sure that your vehicle is packed and ready to head out. Chances are, after the professional movers are gone and you have swept the place one last time, you will be setting out for for the last time. Fill up your gas and also oil levels. Load up your overnight bag as well as make sure any plants and also pets are ready to go when it's time.


When you've taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving van can feel like a unending stretch of wasted time. But with this checklist, you might have your time productively occupied so that you are set when the moving truck gets there. For more moving tips or to get started on your moving estimate, contact us today!


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