5 Tips to Make Certain Your Moving Day Goes Well

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation
 
Moving is usually a long task, and at times it may even be complex and hectic. Luckily, you will find several things you can do to make your move as stress-free as possible. The initial (and most urgent) task is to hire a professional moving company in Tulsa & Oklahoma City. But beyond that, read on for five helpful hints for moving day that should help make everything a little bit less chaotic.
 

1. Ensure you (or somebody you trust) is available

This may seem like a given, yet you may be perplexed how often professional movers in Tulsa & Oklahoma City must deal with absent clients on moving day. Even if you cannot be there due to an emergency, make sure that a accountable adult is available for the entire day (or days). Somebody must answer the movers' questions, sign the movers’ paperwork, and supervise the packing/loading process as needed.

2. Ensure that there's an unobstructed route from the residence to the moving truck

For your safety, the safety of the movers, and the safety of your things, it is vital that you clear out a route that is wide enough to accommodate your items. Be sure to remove all tripping hazards both inside and outside your residence, this includes toys, clothes, tools, pieces of trash, etc.

3. Do an initial and final walkthrough with your movers

At the beginning of the day, you will to go through your home with the moving crew and identify belongings of special importance, delicate things, and stuff that will not be loaded onto the moving van. Ensure your professional movers in Tulsa & Oklahoma City undoubtedly understand and will recall your instructions.

At the end of the day, it is a smart idea to embark on a final walkthrough to ensure that all your belongings have been loaded, and that nothing might be left behind. This is a good time to check your drawers, cabinets, and closets for any belongings which might have been missed.

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

We all adore our children and our "furry friends," but much of the time, they slow everything down when work needs to be accomplished. That is not to mention how they may accidentally make themselves "trip hazards" by running through the house whilst the movers are carrying your household goods.

The point is, it's a sound idea to have a plan. If you have kids, try to keep them occupied with fun activities in a separate space, so that they are happy, busy, and out of the way. Or better yet, see if a family member or friend would be available to watch them for the day. And if you have furry family members, it might 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. Be sure you and the company driver are on the same page

After your things are all packed and loaded on the truck, you still want them to show up to your new home on time and in one piece. With that in mind, it's always a super idea to exchange your contact information with the moving company's driver. Make sure you and the driver are on the wavelength when it comes to the delivery timetable.

When you remember these five guidelines on moving day, then the complete process will almost definitely be much more efficient, and less chaotic for everyone involved. And if you need experienced, professional movers in Tulsa & Oklahoma City to help your relocation become a reality, be certain to contact our team at the Oil Capitol Relocation today.

 

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