Tulsa and Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 09, 2021

Things Your Movers Wish You Knew

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

If you're moving and work with a professional moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City to help, there are some things that can be done and various tasks that it's not necassary to perform to speed up the process. A smooth move results from everyone working together, which of course means you need to know when you ought to help and when you need to get out of the way.

Following are items which your moving company would really like for you to understand.

1) Alert the Movers of Heavy Objects

This particular guideline really needs to be covered when you are getting your moving quote, and it is super important, therefore it’s worth mentioning. If you've got cumbersome items, such as a piano, refrigerator, or perhaps hot tub, that need to be moved, be sure and relay that to your moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Certain items make need extra preparations, equipment or men to move, hence it is not a good plan to “surprise” the professional mover in Tulsa and Oklahoma City with unplanned items.

2) Prepare for the Movers Arrival

Are you living inside a private neighborhood or perhaps an apartment building that has an elevator? Can the moving van freely gain access to your residence? Take a few minutes in advance of moving day to think through the specifics of the place that the moving van will park and what the route back and forth from the truck looks like. In the event that you must get a parking or elevator permit from your building management, make certain and accomplish that well in advance.

3) Complete Packing Prior to Moving Day

Should you decide to perform your own packing, make sure that it is done ahead of moving day. This indicates that all the cartons are taped up and properly labeled. To make things move even quicker, neatly place all your filled boxes in a central place within your house, such as the garage or even the living room so that the moving company team can simply load them directly onto the moving van. Pro tip: Don't use masking tape for your boxes. Make use of packaging tape instead.

4) Don’t Load Heavy Things in Large Cartons

There are guidelines for what to place in which size boxes for a reason. Items which are heavy, like books, need to go in smaller boxes. Pieces that are relatively lightweight, like pillows and comforters, can go in larger boxes.

5) Prepare to be Present on Moving Day

You or someone that you know and have faith in have to be on hand for the complete moving day in case your movers have any questions regarding what they should and shouldn’t be moving. Additionally, a responsible grownup needs to be present to sign all the mover’s papers.

6) Let the Movers Get the Job Done

You may think that you are helping if you assist to push the refrigerator, however it’s often better to remain out of the way. You may direct the movers to the appropriate rooms as well as respond to questions, however over and above that, let the professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City do the heavy lifting to make sure that things will go as efficiently as it possibly can.

In the event a move is in your possible future, Oil Capitol Relocation in Tulsa and Oklahoma City would like to help. Get in touch with us today to start your free in-home or video survey.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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