3 Things to Do Before the Moving Truck Arrives

Are you planning a bit move? Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, there are a few things you need to do before the moving truck arrives. Here are the three most important tasks to handle now:

#1: Declutter Your Home

If you don’t want it and don’t need it, there’s no sense moving it. A moving company will charge you for the amount of stuff it moves for you. The less you have, the lower the cost. Plus, you don’t want to have to unpack and discard items when you get to your new home. It’s great to move in and unpack only the items you want, need, and love.

#2: Understand What You Can and Cannot Move

If you’re moving locally, it’s easy to put stuff in your car and take a few trips. But if you’re moving across the state or across the country, it’s a little more difficult. Check with your moving company ahead of time, so you know what they will and will not take on their trucks. Examples of items most movers won’t take include hazardous materials such as motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, paint, lawn chemicals, and propane tanks. Set these aside to go in your car, dispose of them, or donate or give them away.

#3: Get Organized

Before the movers arrive, get organized. Create lists of what is moving and what is not, clean out your pantry and your refrigerator, group items together for easy packing, drain your lawnmower, and strip all of the beds. Being organized is critical to a smooth move. You can count on the team at Nilson Van and Storage to help you with all of your move prep so you’re ready when the moving truck arrives. Contact them online today for all of the moving support you need.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.