How to Prepare for Your Movers Before They Arrive

One way to make moving day easier is to properly prep for the arrival of your moving company. After weeks and maybe even months of planning, when the day arrives to head to your new home, you want to be ready for a smooth process. Here’s how to get ready.

Make Sure You Pack Everything

You should have all of your packing done by now. It’s vital that you don’t leave anything for the day of your move. Even a carry-with-you bag should be ready to go. Last-minute packing just slows down your movers and makes the day feel unorganized and takes longer. You can reduce your stress and increase the efficiency of your movers by having everything packed.

Parking for the Movers

Don’t wait until the moving truck pulls up to ensure they have space to park. Move your cars, ask the neighbors to leave room, and even put cones out to reserve a spot. If you need a parking pass from your community or city for the van for the day, be sure to secure that ahead of time.

Plan for Kids and Pets

Kids, especially younger ones, can make moving day stressful and hectic. Hire a babysitter or send the kids to a friend or family member’s house for the day. They’ll be happier out of the commotion, and you’ll be more effective without them underfoot. The same goes for pets. Take them to a kennel, daycare, or a friend’s house for the day to make sure they don’t get stressed or injured and to prevent any escapes. Prep for moving doesn’t end when you’ve packed the boxes. Be ready for the arrival of your moving company, and you’ll be sure to have a smooth moving day. For more tips and to schedule your residential move, contact the team at Nilson Van and Storage.

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.