Now is the big day. All the preparations you have done, all the worries and tensions you have endured, are now about to take their highest pitch because it is the day you are actually moving. Only a flood of rushing waters can stop you now from going on to your final destination.
Your preparations ahead of time has bought you this far. Now is the time to put all your plans into action. And you still need a number of moving day tips to ensure that everything will go according to your plans.
Here are some moving day tips that will ensure that everything will go well:
1. Control Your Pets
If you are frenzied, your pets will be too. They are used to mimicking their owners. So, you need to control them. The best way of controlling them is to put them in their individual cages. Obviously the dog cage must be separate from the cats. And place them where they are out of the way, especially that of the moving crew.
2. Get Cool Drinks Ready
Workers will perspire, especially if it’s hot during your moving day. To be able to sustain their strength, you need to provide them cool drinks when they need them. But of course, these should only be soda drinks, or sports drinks, not drinks that can intoxicate them. Home Depot and Lowe’s won’t allow it. If your move is scheduled on a cold day, coffee and hot chocolate will be perfect.
3. Think About Your Previous Neighbors and Your New Ones Too
Yes, you have many things to transport, but that’s yours and not your closest neighbors. So, don’t let your boxes and things encroach in their properties without their knowledge or permission.
Never let your moving truck block their driveway for more than the reasonable time, or let your furniture sit on their yard for more than one hour. And your moving crew must be instructed not to walk over your neighbor’s lawn. They might deform the grass or accidentally ruin their flower beds.
And never, never leave any trash on their grounds – not even a small sheet of paper. When you notice your waste matters are beginning to overflow to your neighbor’s premises, it is time for you to collect and throw them in the nearest public trash can.
4. Leave It Cleaner Than When You Got In
Others say that this is the golden rule of moving. When you are leaving a house, leave it cleaner than when you first got in. You need to do this especially if you are just renting the place.
The landlord or landlady of the house will get mad at you if you leave his house full of trash, broken doors and windows, and light fixtures that are not functioning, to mention a few.
5. Be Ready With What the Mover May Need
Keep yourself available to the mover if he needs anything from you. Oftentimes, the mover may need you to sign something, or clear up something before he can proceed with his work.
If you are not immediately accessible, this will cause some delay in your move. And that may cause you to pay additional charges for causing the delay. He may also have some questions on the move that you only can answer.
In other words, you need to stay on the ground until the movers are finished with their work. Typically, the work is not yet finished until you sign the final bill of lading. This document is required by the government for them to transport your belongings from one place to another.
You need to study this document as well as their inventory sheet carefully, to see that everything has been accomplished to your satisfaction before signing anything.
6. Get the Route Clear in Your Mind
Your route to a successful move must be clear, and if possible, concise. In that way, you can accomplish this daunting task, with no more hassle than is necessary, and within the shortest time possible.
Therefore, one of the first things you need to do, when the big day is fast approaching, is to study the map from your place to your final destination. Explore your possible options, study the traffic in the optional routes, the number of traffic lights, and so forth. The more details you can get the smoother will your trip be.
Don’t forget that there are streets where big trucks are not allowed, so take this into consideration while you are choosing your route to success.
All of these things can be accomplished without any undue stress on anybody if you will put in the right planning and preparation. Moving everything from point A to point B is not a light thing. It takes a lot of muscles to do it – especially the muscles of the brain.